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Nearly a year before students around the nation submit to the new Common Core standardized tests, the federally-backed program is already causing chaos and confusion at local school board meetings, in the classroom and at the dinner table. We are discussing our opinions on the Common Core Standards and the research we have found to better educate us all on what this means for our children. We will be interviewing a local Teacher for her perspective on the Common Core Standards.
In the News, we are discussing a message that has many outraged saying that the teacher needs to exercise more compassion. The message which was a note sent out to pre k students stating that the children have "unpleasant smells" and "dirty clothes". Tune in to find out more.
Last week our guest, Kriss Wolf did open a can of worms. The controversial Common Core State Standards. Kriss generated a lot of interest and requests for more information, especially its status here in Montana. One such contact was from Tim Ravndal an activist from Townsend MT. Tim agreed to be our guest this Thursday nite. Tim has been involved extensively with the Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI) both at the legislative and local levels. It's mind boggling to hear that only 1 in 10 people in MT have even heard of Common Core. The fact that the MT legislature agreed to fund it, indicates that the 1 in 10 stats apparently also applied to the legislators.
Tim has followed the money on this to special interest groups that lead to George Soros and Bill Gates. The ties to Agenda 21 are also very clear. Tim will sort it all out for us and answer your questions and comments. By the way, here's just a few of the many excellent links for further Common Core references. Montanans Against Common Core | Do you know who controls your child's education? http://montanansagainstcommoncore.com/ Stop Common Core » Reclaiming Local Control in Education http://stopcommoncore.com/
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45 states have adopted the Common Core State Standards, and many writing project sites are seeing new opportunities for productive work in the intersections of the Common Core State Standards, states’ goals and schools’ and districts’ needs. Tune in to this episode of NWP Radio to hear how sites leaders are learning together about the Common Core standards and preparing to meet their local states’, districts’, and schools’ needs for professional development.
Today we will be looking up some of the information being blasted on twitter and fb on Common Core Standards. Parents are waking up--please call in and share what you posted!!--Love this--
Isaiah 41:1 Listen to me in silence, O coastlands; let the peoples renew their strength; let them approach, then let them speak; let us together draw near for judgment.
Dr. John Kellmayer
"The Common Core State Standards: How they impact your child"
Dr. John Kellmayer is a school superintendent in New Jersey and a member of the faculty in the Nova Southeastern University doctoral program. A former high school principal, he has extensive experience with at-risk populations. Dr. Kellmayer, who also holds an M.B.A., has served as a consultant to business and industry and is knowledgeable about organizational development and leadership in both the public and private sectors. A former writing instructor on the faculties of Penn State and Temple Universities, he has published about 200 articles in newspapers, magazines, textbooks, and journals.
Dr Kellmayer is also the author of two books - Mouse in the Microwave and How to Establish An Alternative School.
Hear perspectives on Dr. Duke Pesta coming to Alabama and Georgia and what will it mean to the Common Core fight. Dr. Pesta is a nationally renowned speaker who have traveled across the country waking up the masses about the perils of Common Core State Standards Initiative. Hear why it is so dangerous for the children and the latest being planned in the state of Alabama. Dr. Pesta will speak in Theodore (near Mobile) on Nov 7th and in Dothan on the 8th and Newnan,Georgia and Helena near Birmingham, Al on the 9th.
The Common Core Standards Initiative has inspired A Unified Learning Supports to ensure Common Core is learned well so that kids will be College and Career Ready. In this Unified Learning Supports is a Comprehensive Counseling Guidance proposed by Alabama Sup Tommy Bice (maybe tweaked in Dec worksession and voted in Jan by SBOE).
Here are some food for thought gleanings from nationally renowned Education Expert--Linda Murphy:
"All students will receive a data-driven counseling program that promotes academic achievement, career readiness, and personal/social development", which includes their "attitudes, character, values and beliefs."
It is "aligned with ASCA National Model and its revisions and includes four interrelated components: foundation, delivery system, management system, and accountability."
The "ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs, and three revisions promulgate national school counseling standards."
It "helps students achieve their full potential through four program delivery components: School Guidance Curriculum, Individual Student Planning, Responsive Services, and Indirect Services." read more
Hear Mental Health Expert, Joan Landes, share her perspectives on the Common Core and how it is affecting children. Also get a glimpse on the Comprehensive Counseling Guidance that Alabama State Superintendent Tommy Bice has proposed. Schools are now going to have new goals of not just educating children but affecting their attitudes, values and beliefs. The roles of parents are being taken over by the nanny state mentality of this administration. Can America afford to let God-given rights be taken away. Whose children are these? Why is Common Core not using the facts and science we have now on helping the children. Hear our musings over these issues and share.
THE PARTNERSHIP FOR 21st CENTURY SKILLS...P21
A FRAMEWORK FOR STATE ACTION ON GLOBAL EDUCATION
with Executive Director Dr. Helen Soule and her special guest,David Young, CEO of VIF International Education & P21 Board member
Presented by LEARNING. COM
Hear perspectives about the new Advanced Placement US History and why does it matter in this year's election and the future of America. Elections have consequences. Historical accounts matter. Who controls the thoughts of America's children will wield great power in the world. Common Core's well known author David Coleman is the new President of the College Board. His latest plan is to re-write history. Many do not understand the importance of this--many in history understood and huge price were paid when that knowledge is used for the wrong reasons. Come learn with us and fight for your child's mind, your child's soul and your country. It starts with knowledge...