All Delaware Parents: Opt Out of the Smarter Balanced Assessment #netde #eduDE #edchat #delaware

That is the only way anything can change. If enough parents do it, there will be a very large impact on every school in Delaware and the DOE. We’ve been seeing Common Core for a couple years now, but this is the school year where it will have a huge impact our students. Was it a pain for students in Delaware public schools to take DCAS three times a year? Yes, but I would have my son take DCAS ten times a year before I let him touch the Smarter Balanced Assessment. The time is now. Don’t sit on the fence and wait. Because it will be too late then. Do it now. If we ALL do it, the DOE would have to listen.

Cause I can tell you, they are all sitting in their little chairs at the DOE, smug as all get out, because this is the year all their plans come to fruition. For any parent still not satisfied, take a look at the Louisiana lawsuit concerning Common Core. Look at what happened at the rigged contracting with Pearson and Apple in Los Angeles. Look at what is happening to teachers and how their rights are being toyed with on a daily basis. You may not like education now, parents, but you will HATE it very soon. Don’t come late to the party, opt-out now!

Just call your school district tomorrow and ask how you can opt-out your child from standardized testing. They will tell you their is no opt-out procedure. Then you ask what the consequences are. They will tell you there are none, but if the district is less than 95% participation rate in the testing it could affect funding. But parents, if ALL school districts go below that number, are they going to cut funding to all the schools? Hell no! Public, charter, vocational: Don’t support the core. Stop taking orders and start running things your own way. The state and the feds have unnecessarily interrupted something that wasn’t so bad to begin with.

Eagles Wings Ministries: Last Warning- No member of your flock is to go near my son, adults and children included! #netde #eduDE @DoverPost

This is your absolute last warning. I don’t know what kind of church you run, and I don’t really care. What I do know is your youth group leader ABUSED my son physically, and your church turned a blind eye and then denied it with the only true witnesses being the youth group leader and her son. You then used children to cover your asses and deny it to the police. Yes, my wife yelled at you and swore at you, but any parent would after your cover-up. No more. Tell your youth group leader that her daughter can not and will not bully my son at school. We will be filing a report tomorrow, so you may want to get some intervention for a certain family in your flock. I will not be having this conversation again. Once again, this is your last warning. If you don’t like my stories about you, then leave my son the hell alone. You don’t get to play the victim here. Do you understand me? If not, I would be more than happy to talk about it in front of a police officer.  Again…

UPDATED: For any new readers, this is an ongoing thing with a whacked-out church in my area.  I know they are reading this, so I just needed to make things very crystal clear for them.  And Stacie Bohannon, I would tell your daughter to stay away from my son.  I don’t want her looking at him, laughing at him, sticking her tongue out at him, and certainly not spreading rumors about him.

Peter Greene: Why Teachers are Breaking Up with Common Core

A must read for any teacher! Don’t drink the Kool-Aid America, cause it may taste sweet going down, but it’s rotten to the core!

deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog

Pennsylvania teacher Peter Greene has written a fine post on why he believes that the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are going down the toilet in supposed “teacher popularity.”

What I appreciate about Greene’s post is that he became aware of the CCSS facade of “teacher created, state-led” several months following my own revelation (which was sealed with education historian Diane Ravitch’s February 2013 post, Why I Cannot Support the Common Core Standards). Now, several months might not sound like much of a time difference, but I had already been actively involved in confronting issues of punitive, test-driven “reform” in Louisiana for almost a year, beginning in March 2012 with Louisiana’s Act 1 and Act 2. So, in May 2013, when Greene was still unaware of the CCSS fraud, my pump had already been primed regarding the CCSS sales job, and my realizing that teachers were once again being sold…

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