STOP COMMON CORE IN OREGON BY TIM MCMENAMIN STATE REPRESENTATIVE

Oregon schools chief Rob Saxton said he won’t consider delaying the Smarter Balanced tests because that would lower expectations, deny parents and schools accurate information about how prepared students are for college and career and leave Oregon lagging behind other states.
timmcmenamin.com/blog.php

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COMMON CORE PART TWO BY BONNIE KIGGINS

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records, even from the parents. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. The Data Collection is done without parental consent. The collection is done with all age levels including personal data considered by many as an invasion of privacy. To receive more Federal Dollars Governor Kitzhaber got a Federal waiver on FERPA and HIPPA to merge your children’s information into one large data base including the parents personal and financial information.



COMMON CORE PART ONE BY BONNIE KIGGINS

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records, even from the parents. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. The Data Collection is done without parental consent. The collection is done with all age levels including personal data considered by many as an invasion of privacy. To receive more Federal Dollars Governor Kitzhaber got a Federal waiver on FERPA and HIPPA to merge your children’s information into one large data base including the parents personal and financial information.



FERPA=The Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records, even from the parents. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. The Data Collection is done without parental consent. The collection is done with all age levels including personal data considered by many as an invasion of privacy. To receive more Federal Dollars Governor Kitzhaber got a Federal waiver on FERPA and HIPPA to merge your children’s information into one large data base including the parents personal and financial information.



OBAMACORE BAD TO THE CORE

Common Core was invented by a handful of Washington-based education”experts” five years ago and bankrolled by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. But it took off when the Obama administration put $4.3 billion in state education grants called Race to the Top in the stimulus bill. President Barack Obama’s Education Secretary Arne Duncan made it clear the surest way for states to qualify was to adopt Common Core. Some states took it unseen, since the first grant applications were due in January 2010, and the standards were not written until months later. New York adopted Common Core in July 2010, in return for $697 million. All in all, 45 states signed on to a program that had never been tested in even one school. Contrary to what the public is told, Common Core is not about standards. It’s about content — what school kids are taught. In the social studies framework approved on April 29 by New York State’s education authorities (but not parents), American history is presented as four centuries of racism, economic oppression and gender discrimination. Teachers are encouraged to help students identify their differences instead of their common American identity. Gone are heroes, ideals and American exceptionalism.
www.humanevents.com/2014/06/11/obamacore-bad-to-th…-core

Currently more than a dozen states are considering a repeal or a delay in implementation

What’s the Common Core debate all about? In April, we spoke to two sides on the issue: Oklahoma state representatives, Republican Jason Nelson and Democrat Emily Virgin. Common Core was initiated in 2009 by the nation’s governors, seeking national standards for math and English literacy. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan supported the move, spending $350 million to develop Common Core tests. More than 40 states and the District of Columbia have adopted the Common Core State Standards.
www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/oklahoma-repeals-comm…dards

Oregon teachers union calls for moratorium on Common Core reading, math tests!!

Oregon’s teachers union is calling on state schools chief Rob Saxton to cancel state reading and math tests in spring 2015 because it says the new exams Oregon plans to give are unproven and too hard. Giving them, the union says, would harm students by making most of them feel like failures. Saxton said Monday that he won’t consider canceling the tests, which he acknowledged will be challenging, because they are geared to what Oregon students need to know to succeed in college and on the job. Saxton said he refuses to have Oregon lag behind all other states in switching to teaching and testing students according to the Communist Common Core State Standards.
www.oregonlive.com/education/index.ssf/2014/05/ore….html

Your 5 year old failed a standardized test. Therefore, he is stupid, insane, and doomed to a life of failure.

I’m going to grab you by the hand and drag you into hell. I am going to immerse you in a nightmare so hideous and horrifying that it will leave you stunned and gasping for breath.
I can certainly tell you that I wept when I read this recent op-ed in an Oregon newspaper. A couple of concerned bureaucrats report the”sobering” epidemic of kindergartners underperforming on standardized tests. Apparently, what these youngsters need is for government schools to be more”coordinated” and aggressive in seeing to it that they reach the arbitrary academic milestones imposed upon them by the Department of Education.
themattwalshblog.com/2014/02/10/your-5-year-old-fa…ilure

Flunk Factories The ugly truth about Portland’s high schools.

Portland’s four-year high-school graduation rate of 63 percent is 14 points lower than Beaverton’s, 12 points lower than Hillsboro’s and six points lower than Salem’s. That puts Portland at the bottom of the barrel in a state that has the fourth-lowest high-school graduation rate in the nation. Portland’s rate of graduating minority and low-income students is also worse when compared with other districts. The problem is not a lack of money. Portland’s per-pupil spending is, on average, 19 percent higher than the three other aforementioned Oregon districts’ and 24 percent higher than Long Beach’s.”The bias toward alternative education and special-interest groups is actually cutting the programs that are working for diverse populations,” says Lainie Block Wilker, a Northeast Portland activist who has tried to reverse the district’s effort to drive students away from Benson.
www.wweek.com/portland/article-21514-flunk_factori….html