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2019 NAEP Results: Evidence mounts against Common Core. Georgia stagnant; achievement gap widens

He inherited the Common Core from his 2014 election victory and despite his best efforts to stop the effects of Common Core, Georgia’s State School Superintendent, Richard Woods, must convince the State Board and Governor Brian Kemp to get rid of the developmentally inappropriate standards.  Woods ran as the anti-Common Core candidate and has made noble efforts to stop Common Core’s influence in Georgia. However, the truth remains. Georgia still has Common Core in Reading and Math, and it’s not working.

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COMMON CORE HAS LED TO ‘HISTORIC’ DROP IN ACHIEVEMENT SCORES, STUDY FINDS

A new study has found the adoption of the Common Core State Standards has led to a ‘historic’ drop in student achievement scores

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Once First in the Nation, Massachusetts Students Show Further Decline After Common Core

Massachusetts students were first in the nation in reading and math performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) exam – until the state adopted the Common Core standards in 2010 and then updated the same standards this year.  According to a new study released by the Boston-based Pioneer Institute, while Common Core led to tumbling scores on the NAEP in both English and math for Massachusetts students, the 2017 standards update shows students’ performance in English is deteriorating further as math scores remain as they did with the 2010 Common Core.  “These standards rely on process- and skills-based ideas, which brush aside knowledge of Western and English literary traditions,” said Emory University English Professor Mark Bauerlein, a co-author of Pioneer’s study ...

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INTERNATIONAL CONFIRMATION: America Is Dumbing Down Its Kids

An international assessment has confirmed what American parents have been protesting for years about Common Core — students are being dumbed down. Since Common Core Standards were imposed on the states, reading scores for United States fourth-graders have declined, both for the average score and in comparison with their peers in other nations. Those scores of the lowest-performing students declined the most. According to the results of the 2016 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study, an assessment given to fourth-graders in schools around the world every five years, the U.S. overall average reading score was lower than the averages for 12 education systems.

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American Test Scores Decline… Gee, Wonder Why?

n 2013 Michael Cohen of Achieve, Inc. (an organization integral to developing and marketing the Common Core national standards) testified in New York that Common Core is a long-term education experiment on our children: “The full effects… won’t be seen until an entire cohort of students, from kindergarten through high school graduation, has been effectively exposed to Common Core teaching.” Four years later we may not be seeing the full effects, but heaven help us when we get there. The most recent red flag comes from the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS), an international assessment of the reading skills of representative samples of fourth-graders. As reported by the Washington Post, the 2016 PIRLS results show U.S. students tumbling from fifth in the world to thirt...

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Post-Common Core, U.S. Kids Slide On Another Academic Measure

International test results released this week show U.S. students losing ground on yet another measure in the Common Core era, reading test results for fourth graders. On the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study, a comparison given every five years in 58 countries, U.S. fourth graders dropped from 556 in 2011 to 549 in 2016, out of 1,000 possible points.

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National PTA president: A parent’s praise for Common Core

NOTE: This is a candidate on the Republican ticket running for State School Board Superintendant. I support the Common Core Standards. It has been very disappointing to read criticisms from Erick Erickson and a host of others who are reacting to parts of the program instead of looking at its entirety.

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Donna Brazile Reveals How Hillary Stole the Nomination

The story of Hillary Clinton’s ascension is a work of fiction, now that we are aware of all the corruption that took place on her way up to the top of the ticket. Think about this for a moment: If she was so qualified, how did she lose to a community organizer-turned senator who had only served a little over 140 days?

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Gasps of Disbelief as ‘Live with Kelly and Michael’ Top Teacher Winner Resigns Over Common Core Testing

Stacie Starr, a veteran Elyria, Ohio, teacher who was chosen as the winner of the “Live with Kelly and Michael” 2014 Top Teacher Search, announced her retirement on Monday, citing the increasing pressures on students and teachers under the mandated Common Core standards.

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5 Years Into Common Core, 15-Year-Olds Behind 35 Countries in Math

Students in the United States have fallen behind kids in many other countries, according to the two largest international benchmarking tests in math, science, and reading. Five years into the implementation of the Common Core State Standards Initiative (commonly known as “Common Core”), 15-year-old kids in the United States lag behind their peers in 35 other countries in math. The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) in 2015 showed American students holding stagnant in science and reading, compared to results in 2012 and 2009, but far behind their previous results in math. Out of the 69 countries (and territories) tested, the United States ranked 39th.

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How Establishment Republicans Anchored States to Common Core

Establishment Republican politicians have boasted the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) prohibits the U.S. secretary of education from coercing states into adopting the Common Core standards.  However, many who have studied the law say not only is that claim unfounded, but also that ESSA actually imposes Common Core on the entire country.

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* * NOWHERE TO HIDE * * ASHLEY’S “NORMAL” EDUCATION? PART 2

Ashley struggles in school. Her struggles relate directly to her unaddressed developmental trauma. Cognitive and academic impacts of developmental trauma  were outlined in “Ashley’s “Normal” Education, Part 1,” HERE. Ashley’s education has included, her parents’ divorce, her stepfather’s mental health issues, her mother’s angry abuse, her grandmother’s alcoholism and living every day in one of the highest violence and crime neighborhoods in our city.  

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