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Opt-Out Movement Grows as Parents Fight Back Against Unfair Common Core Tests

Opt-Out Movement Grows as Parents Fight Back Against Unfair Common Core Tests
New York's Common Core testing madness is one year ahead of Connecticut's, which means parents know more and are taking action to protect their children. Last summer, the majority of parents in New York State were told their children were failures as a result of that state's version of the unfair, inappropriate and discriminatory Common Core testing scheme. As a result, parents were prepared for this year's testing scam and record numbers of public school students were opted-out of the testing fiasco.
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CT Gov Misleads Parents About Opting Their Children Out of Common Core Tests

CT Gov Misleads Parents About Opting Their Children Out of Common Core Tests
Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy has a spotty history — and lots of advisers with industry ties — when it comes to the state's implementation of federal Common Core education initiative. His latest "mistruths" revolve around a parent's right to opt their children out of the standardized testing, as well as who's responsible for this in the first place.
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Teachers Mad at 22% Cut to Education Funding, Op-Ed Mad at Teachers Rallying on a School Day

Teachers Mad at 22% Cut to Education Funding, Op-Ed Mad at Teachers Rallying on a School Day
Since the economic downturn in 2008, education funding has dropped in Oklahoma more than in any other state. When teachers held a rally last week at the state capitol, the tea party conservatives got upset — not at the estimated 22 percent cut in education funds, but at the "self-righteousness" of holding the rally on a school day.
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The Town Denier: Fox News Labels TX Textbook 'Socialized Education' for Its Scientifically Accurate Lessons

 The Town Denier: Fox News Labels TX Textbook 'Socialized Education' for Its Scientifically Accurate Lessons
Fox News uncritically aired attacks on the approval of an environmental science textbook by the Texas Education Agency, saying its passage will "push particular viewpoints" as a result of "socialized education." But the textbook's passage had nothing to do with the Common Core Standards, and simply contains scientifically accurate information about hydraulic fracturing and climate change.
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Denise Robbins
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