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Controversy over national education standards

On Thursday, TV6 followed up on an earlier story about the controversial common core education standards.

National education standards are impacting classrooms and students across the country, including right here in the QCA. 525 more words


A Reading List for Students Who Refuse to Take the Common Core Tests

This is an excellent reading list of books for children who are not taking the state tests. The books are mostly for students in grades 3-8. 63 more words


Listen to the Parents--High-Stakes Common Core (FSA) Testing is Killing the Love of Learning! As a Matter of Principle-OPT-OUT

March 5, 2015

Jackie Pons, Superintendent
Leon County Schools

Dear Superintendent Pons,

As parents, we are supporting our fourth grader in opting out of testing associated with the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA). 412 more words

Opt Out Of High Stakes Testing

Erring on side of caution: PBC has tested 5 percent; Fla. tested 50 percent

By most accounts, it appears the state and its testing vendor have conquered most of the technical problems that plagued Monday and Tuesday. Though some districts continued to report sluggish response times at some schools, more students completed tests Thursday than any other day this week. 439 more words


Test Developer and Tutor: I Feel Sorry for Students Who Will Take the PARCC

Susan Chyn, who worked for many years in the testing industry and now tutors students for the PARCC, left the following comment after reading Russ Walsh’s review of the readability level of sample questions of the Common Core PARCC examination: 176 more words


Why I Think We SHOULD Teach Cursive in Schools

Recently, during one of our many random conversations, I mentioned to hubby how disappointed I was that cursive is no longer being taught in schools.  He expressed disbelief, but I could recall a controversy about the cursive thing (or lack thereof) a couple years ago.   336 more words