Saturday, July 30, 2011

It's the weekend!

Time for some Saturday morning reading!

A great post from the Missouri Education Watchdog links to a quiz from the Center for American Progress.  Find out (according to them) where your views fall within the spectrum of  "progressive" or "conservative". 

My score was a 98/400 which they consider as "extremely conservative" - a badge of courage IMHO!

I just found another site, American Principle in Action, which I will reference here for the timely and important article written by Jim Stergios and Lindsey Burke last week regarding the federal overreach in education. 

It's a definitely MUST READ! 

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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Our Government MUST STOP FINANCING Arithmetic and Algebra Avoidance

President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology

July 15, 2011, Public Comment by Jerome Dancis

U.S.Government Should Stop Financing Arithmetic and Algebra Avoidance
Jerome Dancis, Associate Professor Emeritus, Math Dept., Univ. of MD
Math Education Website:\~jnd    

Jerome_Dancis.doc Download this file

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Call To Action!!

Common Education Data Standards Public Comment Period Begins Today



Here is YOUR chance as a taxpayer, student and/or parent to comment on the implementation of common core standards. YOU are the one paying for educational services, YOU are THE MOST important stakeholder. This invitation should be shared in all school districts to ALL taxpayers. Let your opinion be recorded. After all, it's your money and your child. YOU should have some decision making power in how your tax dollars are being spent.


Comments and Suggestions must be submitted by Aug 15, 2011


Remember, the common core standard initiative will allow intrusive personal data to be gathered on families and students when and if the FERPA regulations are amended. It truly is a cradle to grave program facilitated by the Federal Government. Make your opinion known the role of government is NOT to track citizens. We are against common core standards and would hope you would make your comments against the takeover of state education rights and unfunded mandates. You can read about Common Core standards at this non partisan site devoted to standards issues, Race to the Top mandates and longitudinal data system information:

Thanks to Missouri Education Watchdog!!

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Saturday, July 16, 2011


What better time could there be for Congress to cut the funding for Common Core Standards/Race to the Top than right now while they are looking for places to cut the budget?  With no funding, CCS/RTTT would be “dead in the water” and good riddance!




[In budget talks] Obama rules out his federal takeover and indoctrination of the public schools through Common Core Standards and Race to the Top (CCS/RTTT) which have already cost us taxpayers $100 Billion (ARRA Stimulus), $350 Million (development of national assessments), and $4.35 Billion (Race to the Top 2010).

In his 2011 budget, Obama expects Congress to approve $1.35 Billion for CCS/RTTT. If Congress wants to protect our public school children, they should cut all funding for CCS/RTTT right now before this monstrosity is implemented into all the public schools in the 46 states that have fallen for Obama’s “carrot and stick” approach.

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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Misleading the Public with "Education"

Neal McCluskey has great insight on America's Educational System!

No Child Left Behind likely had much of the public thinking we already had national standards, and it’s little wonder that the Common Core was able to worm its way into so many states.

Read "Standards Garbage in, Standards Garbage Out" here!

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Monday, July 4, 2011


Last year, on the 4th of July, I was listening

to a radio show and heard this.

I know it happened for a reason.

We simply can't let others define for us

what we believe and know to be true. 

May God Bless America!


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