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The Real Common Core Story

The Power of Parents


Parent's Boycott Testing 

"We respectfully refuse to participate in the test," was the montra of Heidi Indelecato, mother of a 4th grade student. Thousands of New York parents agreed and participated in a silent protest of the nationalized Common Core testing. See more

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Dad Gives a Real World Math Lesson 

Jeff Siever, an electronics engineer, says if math is done the Common Core way in the real world, our kids would be fired. The over complication of a simple subtraction problem is confusing to students and serves no real world purpose. His response to his child's math problem went viral. See more

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From the Educators

What is it Teaching Kids?


Common Core Fails to Live Up to Promise 

New York's Principal of the Year Carol Burris and long-time English teacher and current assistant principal and IB program coordinator John Murphy, show how New York is failing to meet the promise of College and Career readiness under Common Core. See More

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Common Core Test Lacks Critical Thinking     

More than 30 New York school districts hold protests over Common Core testing claiming the State's 32-million dollar Common Core test is developmentally inappropriate and fails to actually test reading comprehension. Yet, the state prohibits educators from revealing, discussing or having input into fixing the flawed test questions. See more.

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Video Games, a Healthy Alternative?    

Parents often debate whether video games offer benefits or cause harm to their children. To aid parents all games are required to carry a maturity rating. The affect of video games on children is certainly not without controversy. Why than did a Common Core reading passage state that "video games are healthy" for kids, as if it was a well documented fact? See more

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Advertising to Captive Students?    

New York parents are wondering why Common Core standardized tests are advertising brand names like Barbie and slogans like Nike's "Just Do It" in test questions for students as young as 8-years-old. See more

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