MO State Board Response to 6,500 FOIAed Emails Detailing DESE Involvement in CCSS ELA6-12 Work Group: *Nothing Here, Move Along*

Statement from Van Harvey at recent State Board Meeting regarding History 6-12 Workgroup.   The third public hearing on recommendations from academic standards work groups formed under HB 1490 took…
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Part II: DESE Requests Guidance & Funding for Facilitators from Federally Funded NGOs in HB1490 Work Group Meetings. When Did ‘State Led’ Include Out-of-State Funding & Assistance?

How the HB1490 work groups were designed to fail via DESE's use of paid facilitators and nstrategy via private federally funded NGOs.  Adhering to the intent of the law and…
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DESE FOIAed Emails: Federally Funded Out-of-State NGOs Provided Assistance to Ensure the Continuation of Common Core State Standards

Do you see any mention in this September 2014 letter that out-of-state and federally funded NGOs should be advising DESE on standards recommendations? No? Then why are they involved in…
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Tell DESE What You Think about ‘Missouri Learning Standards’ aka Common Core Standards…and is the Vote Against Amendment 3 Meaningless?

Are you planning to attend tomorrow's hearing?  Do you want to hear about work group progress (or lack of) in adopting authentic Missouri standards as dictated by HB1490?  If you…
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Common Core ELA 6-12 Standards Minority Report to be Written in Missouri as Political Appointees Leave the Autocratic Workgroup

The above statement describes the attitude of the entrenched educational reformers.  They could care less what parents, taxpayers, and those opposed to CCSS think. So some members of the group…
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Pearson Spying on Student Private Social Media Accounts to Determine if PARCC Information is Being Leaked. **UPDATED**

A private company (Pearson) is tracking your  public school student's social media account to ascertain if your child is sharing information from its copyrighted test items.  This was first reported…
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