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Common Core Standards Dead in South Carolina

Columbia, SC (WLTX) The South Carolina Board of Education voted unanimously Wednesday afternoon to replace the Common Core Standards now being used in math and English, killing Common Core in the state. The board adopted new standards, written by teams of South Carolinians, which teachers will start using this fall.

Common Core has been controversial here and across the country.

Critics say the Common Core Standards were a federal takeover of state schools, even though it was state governors who decided to put the standards together.

The idea for them was that, with each state having its own standards, it was impossible to tell whether South Carolina students were learning the same things and being held to the same standards as those in Georgia or California.

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South Dakota: Common Core is an Epic Fail

Yet another state may ax Common Core this week, when the South Dakota House of Representatives votes Tuesday to remove the educational standards from public schools.

Conservatives turned on Common Core – a set of national education standards encouraged by the Obama administration and passed with bipartisan support by 43 states and the District of Columbia – during implementation, criticizing it as a federal takeover of public education.

Now, as testing slowly begins with brand new curricula designed to meet the standards, conservatives’ ire has doubled. Oklahoma, Indiana, and North Carolina voted in 2014 to repeal and remove the Core; others have renamed the Core to try to defuse the hot button issue, and more than a dozen states have considered or are in the process of considering a review or repeal.

Common Core really sucks! Read more here.

Miss. Refuses Common Core PARCC Test

Mississippi will sever its ties from the controversial Common Core testing consortium known as PARCC, according to a press release sent Friday by the state Board of Education. The education board voted earlier to withdraw fromthe Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers consortium amid anti-Common Core and anti-PARCC sentiments by some of the state’s top political leaders. Despite withdrawing from PARCC, Mississippi still has Common Core, which it calls “Mississippi’s College- and Career-Ready Standards.” Common Core really sucks. Read more hear.

Dump or Keep the Common Core?

It’s shaping up to be an interesting year for the Common Core, barely five years after 45 governors embraced it. A few states have already repealed the new math and reading standards. Others are pushing ahead with new tests, curriculum and teaching methods aligned to the Core. And in some states, its future hangs in the balance. North Carolina is one of them.It was one of the first states that quietly adopted the Common Core, and it moved quickly to put the standards in place.

Common Core really sucks! Read more here.

Fourth Grader Tells School Board: Common Core PARCC Test Stinks!

Elizabeth Blaine, 10, stunned members of the Montclair, New Jersey, school board when she dismantled Common Core testing and supported a policy that would allow students to opt out.

The Common Core State Standards Initiative is an educational practice that lists what students should know by the end of every academic year. The intention was to standardize English, language arts and mathematics education.

Elizabeth, who is in fourth grade, was due to take the Common Core test known as PARCC (Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) later this year. At the Montclair school board meeting on Monday night, a measure to allow students to opt out of PARCC was introduced.

 Common Core Sucks! Read more here.

“It Sucks! “:100 Year-Old Teacher Crushes Common Core

At 100 years old, Madeline Scotto knows a thing about teaching. She’s been doing it for decades and still teaches at the school she graduated from in 1928. Scotto, who teaches math, recently sat down with Business Insider to share some of her complaints about Common Core.

“They’re making it more complicated as far as I’m concerned…four and four is eight!” Scotto said.

“It doesn’t go by the name of the method, it goes by what does well. Try and find the one that is reaching the most number of people in the easiest way,” she added. Common Core really sucks! Read more here.

Common Core Stinks: Elementary Student Opts-Out

At a New Jersey Board of Education meeting, 10-year-old Elizabeth Blaine took the mic and gave a speech in such a well-spoken way that it blew the adults in the room away.

The meeting was set to discuss allowing an opt-out option for parents who had children in a school using the PARCC. The PARCC, or Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, is an exam that is part of the Common Core curriculum.

“I love to read. I love to write. I love to do math, but I don’t love the PARCC. Why? Because it stinks.” Common Core really stinks. Read more here.

Teachers Resign En Masse Over Common Core and Standardized Testing Overkill

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — More than 20 teachers have resigned or decided to retire from the Osceola County School District in just the past month — and the district already had a shortage with more than 50 vacant teaching jobs. The teachers’ union told Channel 9’s Deneige Broom that some of them quit because they’re fed up with standardized testing. At Kissimmee Elementary, they need to fill two spots. At the nearby middle school, three spots are open. The union president believes many of the now vacant spots are because of testing. he education association’s latest fight should concern parents, too. “Ultimately, the problem that we’re having now is the quality of education that our students is getting is not what it should be,” said Jackson with the Osceola County Education Association. Common Core really stinks. Read more here.

Common Core Makes Kids Want to Puke, Literally!

Anxiety attacks. Bursting into tears. Vomiting. Headaches. Self-mutilation.

Sounds like someone suffering from any of a few mental disorders, but this list of symptoms is coming from a clinical social worker and psychologist in New York state. These symptoms are being displayed by children and the cause is Common Core. Common Core really stinks. Read more here.