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“Study: Historic Drop in U.S. Reading and Math Scores Since Common Core ‘Debacle’”

That’s the headline over at Breitbart.  Like anyone is really surprised that a system of learning and content that was never really beta tested would have turned out as awful as we all saw it to be? It was Edu-babble supreme and only succeeded in one thing – separating parents from being able to help …

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Where has Volinsky Been?

In the article titled: “Volinsky calls for Edelblut to go,” (Union Leader, Dec. 18) Executive Councilor Andru Volinsky argues that Commissioner Edelblut has advanced policies that weaken financial support for public schools.

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Only You Can Keep Wakefield Common-Core Free

Wakefield is holding another public session on a potential introduction of Common Core to its curriculum. As noted here, back in October, the town has – until now – shown no interest in the standard. Now it seems like something or someone is hot to embrace it.

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Why am I not surprised: “First Common Core High School Grads Worst-Prepared For College In 15 Years”

This is the opposite of what we were told would happen with trillions of taxpayer dollars and an entire generation of children who deserve not to have been guinea pigs in a failed national experiment. For the third time in a row since Common Core was fully phased in nationwide, U.S. student test scores on the nation’s …

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Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig: a lousy education legacy

Mayor Joyce Craig has done nothing to improve the quality of education in Manchester. As Chairman of the Board, she should have come in with a plan to improve the public schools in Manchester. Instead, she appears to be punting that authority to community organizers like Manchester Proud and the Nellie Mae Foundation.  Both of …

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Manchester School District: On the Verge of Adopting a Failed Common Core Math Program?

The good news is, Manchester is looking to provide a math program for their students.  The bad news is, the programs chosen align with the failed Common Core standards that have been plaguing schools for almost a decade now. The Curriculum and Instruction Committee began looking at different math programs to adopt in the school …

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Are New Hampshire Students Now at a Disadvantage When they Take the SAT/ACT?

With the recent announcement by the College Board to include adversity scores to the SAT, parents around the country are wondering if their children should sit for the assessment. David Coleman, the mastermind of the failed Common Core standards currently serves as the College Board President.  Since Coleman began his tenure, there have been numerous …

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