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Common Core is a Common Failure

Every day you read in the news about how, after switching to Common Core, achievement has plummeted. And yet, officials keep defending this failed system. In Massachusetts: “A new report by the Boston-based Pioneer Institute found that since switched to new … Continue reading

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NH Student Proficiency Continues to Slip in English and Math

The New Hampshire Department of Education released the 2017 Smarter Balanced Assessment results earlier this week. Like many other Common Core (aka College and Career Readiness Standards) states, proficiency scores slipped in English and Math across grades three through eight. Elementary students … Continue reading

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Goodbye Teachers, Hello Computers: Thank Common Core And ESSA

Back in 2010 when the New Hampshire State Board of Education adopted Common Core, I warned that this was a set up for failure.  Not only would Common Core dumb down our public schools, we’d see other negative changes, including … Continue reading

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Chris Sununu Signs SB 44 Prohibiting NH from Mandating Common Core Standards

Concord, NH – Today, Governor Sununu signed into law SB 44, prohibiting the state from mandating local towns and school board to implement the Common Core academic standards. After the signing Senator Kevin Avard (R-Nashua), prime sponsor of the bill, issued … Continue reading

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Legislative Conference Committee Recommends Bill Against Common Core

A conference committee of representatives and senators is recommending the full House and Senate pass a bill that bans the state from requiring schools to use Common Core educational standards. The bill, SB 44, also requires the state Board of … Continue reading

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School Administrators in NH Bullying Parents and Children on Testing

Every year we read or hear from parents about how their school administrators are misleading parents who refuse to let their children take the annual standardized test. Some administrators even resort to bullying parents and children. If you are concerned … Continue reading

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NH Students Deserve Better Science Standards

The Next Generation Science Standards are another attempt to nationalize Science standards in this country . Even supporters of Common Core, like the Fordham Foundation, exposed serious errors and inadequacies with the NGSS. They ranked the NGSS with a grade … Continue reading

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WARNING to NH TEACHERS: Will you be evaluated on your students’ mental health?

The Common Core education reform required states to tie a teacher’s evaluation to standardized testing. This was done by the former Obama administration who used the power of the federal government to tell local school districts how to evaluate their teachers. … Continue reading

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Is the NH State Board of Education snookering parents?

We were told by former Commissioner Virginia Barry that the SBAC was state of the art because it was computer adaptive and schools would see quick results in order to make necessary adjustments.  Before the first test was even given … Continue reading

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Hate Common Core Math? Now’s the time to tell the NH State Board of Ed

New Hampshire Commissioner of Eduction, Frank Edelblut, will be moving forward with reviewing the Common Core Standards currently used in New Hampshire.  Common Core has driven many parents to pull their children out of the public schools. Unfortunately, the appointed Board of … Continue reading

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