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Washington Democrat group passes resolution opposing Common Core

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OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington State 46th Legislative District Democrats passed a resolution at their meeting on October 16th opposing the Common Core State Standards.  The group requests that the Washington Legislature withdraw from the Common Core State Standards and reclaim state sovereignty in K-12 education.  I was told the resolution was soundly passed.
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Teacher: We were told not to teach about 9/11 attacks

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LEE COUNTY, Fla. – An anonymous Florida teacher told Day Break with Drew Steele educators were told not to teach about the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks because the material wouldn’t appear on a standardized test.
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Inside the progressive push to re-write American history

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SARASOTA, Fla. – There has been a lot of consternation that Common Core and new Advanced Placement United States History (APUSH) standards eviscerate the understanding of our exceptional history. Most concerning is the anti-historical emphasis on social justice, globalism, environmentalism, race, class, and gender victimhood that undermines Western ideals, the Constitution, capitalism, and American culture.
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Bill Donahue: Common Core proponents strong-arming Catholic schools

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MANASSAS, Va. – Catholic League president Bill Donohue wrote in an article today, “[W]e do object to the tactics being used by paid advocates [of Common Core] to whip Catholics into line.” Donohue was commenting on the recent attempts by a Gates Foundation-funded organization to counter the declining support for the Common Core by “strong-arm[ing]” Catholic educators and opposing The Cardinal Newman Society, as was reported.
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Gates-funded lobby pushes Common Core in Catholic schools, targets Newman Society

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MANASSAS, Va. – A Washington, D.C., organization funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation—which has invested millions of dollars to develop and promote the controversial Common Core school standards—is contacting Catholic school leaders in an effort to reverse declining support for the Common Core and to oppose The Cardinal Newman Society’s “Catholic Is our Core” initiative.
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Common Core not controversial in Washoe County? So says – one guy?

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WASHOE COUNTY, Nev. – On September 17, 2014, Mr. Robert Pondiscio of The Fordham Institute said, “Common Core is not controversial” in Washoe County. I think his editor may have left some words out of that sentence. My guess is it originally read – Common Core is not controversial in the office of Washoe County’s, curriculum and instruction specialist Aaron Grossman, during my closed door interview with him. That sounds slightly less fictional.
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