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Email to Oklahoma Legislators From the Foundation For Educational Excellence regarding the Common Core State Standards

Email to Oklahoma Legislators From the Foundation For Educational Excellence regarding the Common Core State Standards

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An email sent to Oklahoma legislators reminding them of the 'myths' surrounding the Common Core State Standards...Why is the Jeb Bush foundation sending Oklahoma legislators emails on the Common Core? What do Floridians care whether Oklahoma uses them or not?
An email sent to Oklahoma legislators reminding them of the 'myths' surrounding the Common Core State Standards...Why is the Jeb Bush foundation sending Oklahoma legislators emails on the Common Core? What do Floridians care whether Oklahoma uses them or not?

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There is a lot of misinformation flying around about Common Core State Standards. Below is aroundup of recent articles, opinion pieces and posts by policy advisors, debunking Common Coremyths and highlighting voices in the transition to these new standards. You'll also find quotes fromteachers weighing in on Common Core and see how state and business leaders are supporting the higher standards.
 
Opinion: Truth. As in, you can’t handl
e it.
 The EdFly Blog By: Mary Laura Bragg January 25, 2013 
I’m growing weary of the constant circulation –
willfully or ignorantly
 –
of inaccurate information
about Common Core State Standards. And I’m not just talking about the swirling from those in
education circles who are either misinformed or uninformed as to the impact the standards will
have on classic literature. As a conservative, I’m already tired of the more recent swirl from those
in political circles who wrongly assign credit of the development of these standards to big, badWashington.(Continue Reading) 
Common-Core Rollout in Big Cities Probed in New Report
 Education WeekBy: Erik Robelen January 25, 2013 Many large urban districts expect to fully implement the Common Core State Standards by the
 
2014-15 school year, according to a new report that offers a closer look at how the standards areplaying out in major urban centers. Districts also report that elementary students are beingexposed sooner to the new standards for English/language arts and mathematics than those at themiddle and high school level.(Continue Reading) 
Opinion: Extremism in Defense of Mediocrity is Quite a Vice
 
Jay P. Greene’s Bog
 Matthew Ladner  January 31, 2013 So Michelle Malkin recently wrote columns of  an alarmed tone warning of the dangers of theCommon Core.Here is a taste: 
Under President Obama, these top-down mal-formers
empowered by Washington educationbureaucrats and backed by misguided liberal philanthropists led by billionaire Bill Gates
are now  presiding over a radical makeover of you
r children’s school curriculum. It’s being done in the nameof federal “Common Core” standards that do anything but set the achievement bar high.
Interpretations Differ on Common Core's Nonfiction Rule
 Education Week By: Catherine Gewertz January 30, 2013  As the common core is brought to life in classrooms this year, some English/language artsteachers are finding themselves caught in a swirl of debate about whether the new standardsrequire them to cut back on prized pieces of the literary canon to make room for nonfiction.(Continue Reading) 
What English classes should look like in Common Core era
 Washington PostBy: Carol Jago
 
January 10, 2013 The claim that the Common Core State Standards have abolished the teaching of literature makes
for a great headline. Who wouldn’t get hot and bothered over the idea that high school studentswill no longer be reading “Romeo and Juliet,” “The Crucible,” and
 
“Invisible Man?” I would be up in
arms, too. Fortunately, nothing in the standards supports this claim.(Continue Reading) 
Common Assessments Hold Promise, Face Challenges, Study Finds
 Education Week By: Catherine GewertzJanuary 16, 2013 Tests now being designed for the common standards are likely to gauge deeper levels of learningand have a major impact on classroom instruction, according to a study of the commonassessments released today. (Continue Reading) 
What Teachers are Saying about Common Core…
 
“I am excited about having the same standards state
-to-
state.” 
 Maria M., Florida High School Science Teacher  
“I think the rigor of CCSS and the streamlined categories/expectations are awesome.” 
 Erin S., Florida Third Grade Teacher  
GE and Business LeadersSupporting Common Core:
 
College and Career State

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