Recent Posts

On the Street: We Went to a Trump Rally. Here Are the Stories No One Tells.

Video Team / The Daily Signal This week, The Daily Signal presents a special edition of “On the Street.” We ...

Read More

Fact-Checking the Fact-Checkers

PolitiFact bills itself the arbiter of truth, but it's been putting its thumb on the scales. By Michael Swartz · at ...

Read More

Why Democrats Love to Spy On Americans

 by Martin Armstrong at Armstrong Economics Michael Hastings was the journalist exposing the surveillance state. Hastings wrote about the investigation of reporters ...

Read More

Rush Limbaugh Predicts GOP Keeps House, Gains In Senate (Watch)

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh sat down with Fox News’ Sean Hannity to discuss the midterm elections. By  John S./flagandcross Conservative radio host ...

Read More

PELOSI MOBBED BY ANTI-COMMUNISTS IN FLORIDA

Benny Johnson | Reporter At Large/The Daily Caller House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was harassed by an anti-communist mob of protesters ...

Read More

New York Man Charged With Threatening Two Senators Over Kavanaugh Support

Brett Kavanaugh / Getty Images BY: David Rutz / Washington Free Beacon A 74-year-old New York man was arrested Friday for violently threatening two ...

Read More

The left's ugly methods of waging revolution

Larry Klayman blasts dirty weapons of sex, race, violence By Larry Klayman at Renew America   I have said it many times in ...

Read More

Republican lawmaker introduces motion asking for Maxine Waters' resignation

By Lukas Mikelionis, | Fox News Maxine Waters calls on supporters to 'harass' Trump officials in public Washington Examiner White House reporter Gabby ...

Read More

WHISTLEBLOWER: ‘HILLARY CLINTON WAS AND IS RUNNING A GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRIMINAL SYNDICATE’

 TORI MCNABB /redrightvideos According to Kevin Shipp, a former CIA officer and now-whistleblower, the alleged treason and crimes committed by American ...

Read More

NUNES ANNOUNCES NEW CLINTON EVIDENCE – ENTIRE SWAMP BURNED TO THE GROUND

 TORI MCNABB /redrightvideos Ohr is key in the new Clinton evidence that could burn the entire swamp to the ground: “Ohr’s wife, ...

Read More

Latest News

[smoothslider]

Can School Board’s do Anything About Common Core?

Share

Hello Common Core?

The short answer is a robust YES!  This question gets centered on the East Penn School Board race.  In the May Primary, conservative candidates Carol Allen and Chris Donatelli made a statement in their campaign literature that they wanted to oppose Common core and return to local control.  The Teacher’s Union backed slate and their political operatives immediately jumped on this and continue to this day.  The union operatives claim that Allen and Donatelli are naïve in that school board’s must follow the mandates of the state and federal governments.  While it is true that Pennsylvania has adopted Common Core and renamed it Pennsylvania Core Standards, there are many ways to blunt the negative impacts of this program and its effects on our children.

Carol Allen and Chris Donatelli have pointed out the following measures that can be taken by School Boards;

  1. Send information to parents about PA Core Standards/Common Core and explain what options they have about their children’s education. Even the School voicemail service could be used to send messages to parents regarding Common Core and legislation that parents could request their legislators to support.
  2. The Board can push back on the Pennsylvania School Board Association (PSBA) to push back on the Pennsylvania Department of Education to opt the state out of Common Core Standards. This is now being done in several states.
  3. Create a Curriculum Committee and/or a separate PA Core/Common Core Standards committee to review the standards and advise the board about standards and the impact at the local level.
  4. The committee would review the textbooks to ensure the books meet requirements at the local level and suggest textbooks for purchase.
  5. The Board can draft resolutions to raise public awareness and work with state legislators to have the state opt out of the national standards.
  6. Help parents understand that they can have their children opt out of the testing and data mining!

As previously stated, there are a number of states that have witnessed the negative effects of Common Core on their children’s education.  TO SAY THERE IS NOTHING A LOCAL SCHOOL BOARD CAN DO ABOUT COMMON CORE IS SIMPLY NOT TRUE.  IT TAKES LEADERSHIP, ENERGY AND WILLINGNESS TO WORK HARD TO MAKE THE NECESSARY CHANGES.  One would think that all parents, taxpayers and teachers would want to address this?  After all, it is supposed to be for the children!

Comments are closed.

Polls

Please take our reader satisfaction poll. Please select one from each part.

View Results