... (not verified) - 16 February 2015 - 12:23pm
The Department of Education is deliberately t
... (not verified) - 18 December 2014 - 8:13pm
Attached (below) is a Refusal Form which can be printed out, signed and submitted to your school principal's office. Parents may OPT OUT or REFUSE to allow their child to take the SMARTER BALANCED ASSESSMENTS which will be given starting in the Spring of 2015.
Parents may OPT OUT their child from any assessment or survey. Simply adjust the form.
... (not verified) - 16 November 2014 - 10:54am
Parents are being told by school administrators that their written requests to Refuse or Opt-Out their child from the Common Core-aligned Smarter Balanced assessments are not valid. This is false. It's deliberate intimidation of parents and it must be stopped!
... (not verified) - 7 September 2014 - 12:00am
The "Conclusion" of a 51 page paper -- "Arne Duncan's NCLB Waiver ILLEGAL" by Derek W. Black, which is attached at the bottom of the article:
... (not verified) - 2 February 2016 - 7:00pm
OPPOSE HB 1604 as amended (0160h). This bill authorizes Competency Based Education and enables PACE.
The state should not mandate "instructional methods." That usurps local control.
... (not verified) - 2 February 2016 - 6:16pm
... (not verified) - 2 February 2016 - 5:41pm
... (not verified) - 2 February 2016 - 5:22pm
Oppose HB 1240. It's another "bait and switch" bill from Rep. Ladd to enable PACE.
Here's the link to the bill:
This bill pretends to authorize “locally designed” assessments as an alternative to the statewide assessment. However, the State department of education is the gatekeeper, approving all statewide assessments.
... (not verified) - 22 January 2016 - 12:32pm
Re-defining "competencies" in HB 1366 is a minor change to state law, but it could turn the tide wrt federal reforms. See testimony to House Education Committee below.
CURRICULUM is locally decided. This is critical. Curriculum is more than just lessons and academic content. It also includes methods and means of instruction, the goals or objectives, and rubrics for grading, which is why we cannot allow Rep. Ladd to change and narrow the statutory definition of "curriculum" in HB 1239.
doris - 22 January 2016 - 12:30pm