Tuesday, June 24, 2014

#CANISEE -- Press Conference on Removing Common Core

Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea."
Matthew 18:6

At the end of their confence Friday, Women on the Wall held a press conference to discuss removing common core:


  • Sandra Stotsky -- Writers of common core "have had very narrow views they've listened to" and that they should "expand their views."
  • James Milgram -- "The language I'm hearing today is exactly the same language I was hearing in California 20 years ago."
    • "Already we are starting to see from the test data that student outcomes are dropping even lower than they had been in recent years [which weren't good to begin with]."
    • California math wars: "We succeeded in delaying common core for 10 years"..."it isn't enough, we have to get rid of common core."
  • Jane Robbins -- New A.P. standards "will completely usurp" state level standards "including in Texas."
    • "You can push back against this, this is not a fait accompli."
    • "Texas may be the best place to start."
    • "We need to have a state that stands up to the federal government and says 'keep your money'."
  • Glyn Wright -- "Common Core has become a litmus test."
    • "We welcome more governors."
  • Cathy Adams -- "CSCOPE is the same as common core."
  • Bill Zedler -- "Common core doesn't work" and "we can't afford it in this state"
    • "You're going to have to choose between the federal dollars and the state."
  • Alice Linahan -- Local school boards are "our last line of defense."

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