Civics Testing: The Next Common Core?

There is a new common core approaching. It is civics testing. There is talk among some in the Missouri House of Representatives to require High School students to pass a civics test prior to graduation. As reported in the Southeast Missourian, Rep. Kathy Swan, R-Cape Girardeau, sponsor of the “Missouri Civics Education Initiative” bill, said “active, engaged citizenship starts with civics education.” She also said high-school graduates should have the same basic knowledge of the nation’s Read more […]

Common Core Dollars Destroy Opportunities For ADHD Kids

Corporations buying into the federal healthcare data system using huge profits made from creating federal tests aligned with Common Core are destroying opportunities for ADHD kids. The fears of many parents of ADHD kids will likely come true. Their child’s opportunities will be limited by an inanimate object created by a corporation that the parent cannot hold accountable. Currently, American kids can be kids. Students who struggle can have bright futures when families and educators allow Read more […]

Common Core Teaches Human Rights – United Nations Style

The list of concerns over the Common Core Standards is growing.  First there were the reports about recommended reading material for high school students that was pure pornography.  One book glorified rape, incest and pedophilia. Then I wrote about how Common Core discriminates against students from low-income homes.  Nationwide Common Core testing involves computer typing skills.  Kids as young as 9 years of age are expected to be able to type one full page in the writing section of a test.  Read more […]