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Should Common Core State Standards be of Concern to North Carolinians?

By February 24, 2014North Carolina
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Make Your Voice Heard!
Contact Governor McCrory to Stop Common Core in North Carolina!

Common Core Resources:

CWA National’s page on Common Core.

Stop Common Core
New CWA brochure.

Replace Common Core to Meet North Carolina’s Needs (HB 1061 / SB 812) Talking Points

Lt Governor Dan Forest’s Testimony at the North Carolina LRC Common Core State Standards Study Committee

View video of – Lt. Governor Dan Forest Testimony at NCGA LRC Study Committee for Common Core

CWA of North Carolina supports America’s Principle Project to reclaim local control of education in our state and take ownership for the education of our children. View part 1 of 5 Stop the Common Core.

Common Core Talking Points
Why Parents Should Be Concerned About Common Core

Common Core testing issues in N.C. highlight potential trouble in states. One of the biggest potential issues for state legislators as their 2014 sessions get underway is what to do about assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards. The first tests from two multistate consortia (Smarter Balanced and PARCC) are due to be administered in the 2014-15 school year, and lawmakers are turning more and more attention to cost, state control, and other factors that influence assessments. But given the various players involved, things could get tricky in many states.

Common Core backlash casts shadow on future testing. The [North Carolina] State Board of Education must decide whether it will replace state-written standardized tests with national exams, a decision freighted with financial and political implications.

Listen to CWA Executive Director, Kenda Bartlett, narrate a discussion on Common Core with educational experts.

Great article by Heritage, 10,000 Pages Needed to Answer Common Core Questions, on the Lt. Governor’s concerns. Includes video by the Lt. Governor that explaining his opposition to North Carolina’s rush to adopt the Common Core and lending his support to the State Board of Education’s decision to review the standards.

The John Locke Foundation answers 35 questions about Common Core. Click here to find the answers to your questions.

Common Core: Rotten Apples
By A Sisterhood of Mommy Patriots, Inc.
Bonnie Dougherty’s Letter to Lt. Governor Dan Forest
Read a concerned CWA of North Carolinian leader’s personal letter to the Governor that includes a link to her recent letter to the editor of the local paper. (Bonnie Dougherty is the CWA of North Carolina Southern Pine Prayer/Action Chapter Leader.)

Historical Overview–where it came from to what it means for America’ children today!
By Bonnie Dougherty
This brief is to show how the shift came about from the finest public education system available to the general public to one that today, has fallen to astounding double digit lows behind other Western nations’ test scores.
Slide Presentation
Companion Notes

Stop Common Core in North Carolina, Common Core Curriculum: A National Nightmare for Our Children
Read article in CWA of North Carolina Summer News Report, page 4.

Data Collection. Take a moment to view all 24 videos (seven minutes each) from the Education Datapalooza hosted by the White House, October 2012. CWA of Georgia State Director Tanya Ditty has created a YouTube playlist with bulleted notes on each of the 24 videos.