Stop Common Core Colorado

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Donna Garner Writes

 
"Common Core's Control Over Curriculum, Teachers, Students, America"

Because the USDOE is “banned by law from directing, supervising, or controlling elementary and secondary school curriculum, programs of instruction, and instructional materials,” governors and other citizens are realizing they have grounds to sue the federal government for breaking the law.


Below are helpful resources that prove Common Core Standards are controlling curriculum. These resources could be used to help strengthen people’s legal challenges to reject the entire Common Core Standards Initiative and the USDOE’s conditional NCLB waiver system.


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Texas Standards Available at No Cost To States:


Why should states pay a fortune to develop their own ELAR (English / Language Arts / Reading ) standards when they can start from a Type #1 foundation and use whatever they like from these Type #1 standards for FREE? 


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“Discard Common Core Standards, Replace with English Success Standards”

What is it that parents want their children to learn in English / Language Arts /Reading classes, K-12?  Most veteran English teachers know, but they are frustrated because they usually have no “voice.”  Starting in July 1997, a group of us classroom teachers in Texas managed to be heard and could well be heard again. 


ACTION ITEM:

If you would like to have a copy of the English Success Standards e-mailed to you as an attachment, please send your request to either Henry W. Burke or Donna Garner. Your e-mail addresses will not be kept, shared, nor utilized in any way: 



Henry W. Burke

[email protected]


Donna Garner

[email protected]


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The Difference Between Traditional Education and Common Core:


The English Success Standards (ESS) document is an example of the Type #1 philosophy of education which is in direct opposition to the Type #2 philosophy of education found in the Common Core Standards (a.k.a., CSCOPE in Texas).  


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Why Does the College Board hate George Washington and MLK?


What does the College Board have against George Washington and Martin Luther King Jr? Although these men are two of America’s greatest heroes, the College Board’s “redesigned” Advanced Placement U. S. History (APUSH) Framework shoves them aside. Washington’s contribution is limited to a sentence fragment referencing his Farewell Address. King fares even worse—the Framework completely omits the nation’s greatest civil rights leader.


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US History Instruction Damaged By Common Core Literacy Standards


(Boston, MA) A new study authored by a Founding-era historian, a content expert, and a high school history teacher with standards-writing experience finds that the Common Core will further damage history instruction by including U.S. History in its English language arts (ELA) standards.


To download the study published by Pioneer Institute entitled: "Imperiling the Republic: The Fate of U.S. History Instruction Under Common Core."


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Common Core: Studying Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - In Name Only


Instead of studying the rich background behind Dr. King’s speech and listening to the actual recording of the entire speech, the MISD students are to be taught with the Common Core “cold reading” method in which they do not even read the entire, original speech; and the SOAPSTone Chart gives students only two lines upon which to write their “surface” responses.


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How the College Board Politicized U.S. History


The College Board, the private company that produces the SAT test and the various Advanced Placement (AP) exams, has kicked off a national controversy by issuing a new and unprecedentedly detailed “Framework” for its AP U.S. History exam. This Framework will effectively force American high schools to teach U.S. history from a leftist perspective. The College Board disclaims political intent, insisting that the new Framework provides a “balanced” guide that merely helps to streamline the AP U.S. History course while enhancing teacher flexibility. Not only the Framework itself, but the history of its development suggests that a balanced presentation of the American story was not the College Board’s goal.


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Glenn Beck - "Scary New AP U.S. History"


 

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Madison Scholar Condemns AP U.S. History Redesign


The History Wars are back, resurrected by the College Board’s decision to replace a brief and flexible set of guidelines for its AP U.S. History (APUSH) Exam with a lengthy, highly directive, and thoroughly politicized “Framework.” 


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Article and Suggested Action Item for Parents:


Donna Garner wrote an article that parents may take to their children's schools to make their desires for their children's education clear to their teachers. 


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