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Give me just one generation of youth, and I'll transform the whole world.”-Vladimir Lenin

 

Beware Opting Out of Common Core Tests 

By Dr. Carole Hornsby Haynes  |  April 29, 2014  WND

The heavy hand of the federal government seems to be everywhere in America today. 

Big Government, Big Money Collude to Control Our Kids

By Dr. Carole Hornsby Haynes  | August 7, 2014  WND

This fall 450,000 of the nation’s top students will study a radically different narrative of American history. The College Board, which administers Advanced Placement (AP) courses and tests, is rolling out a revised curriculum framework for AP U.S. History that paints America as an evil empire devoid of heroes. 

Chinese Should Feel Right at Home in Texas

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D.   |   February 1, 2015 

American public education is increasingly mirroring that of totalitarian countries.  For that we can blame politicians.  For decades the U.S. government has been trying to grab control of education because education is key to imposing statism on the American people. 

Common Core Math in Texas: Did the TEA Overstep Its Authority On Math Curriculum Standards?
By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D.  -  Part 2 of the Series, “Common Core Math War Rages in Texas”
November 14, 2016   Texas Insider

In Part I of this series, we explored why Dr. James Milgram, one of the national experts for the Texas Math Curriculum Standards review, is so critical of Common Core.  The only math content expert on the Common Core Validation Committee, Milgram refused to approve the Core Math Standards because of their low expectations.  

Common Core Math in Texas:  Why Texas Schools Should Not Use Centralized Government Control
By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D.   Part 1 of the Series: Common Core Math War Rages in Texas
November 2, 2016 Texas Insider

In 2012 the Texas State Board of Education approved new math curriculum standards.  Since then chaos has erupted because Common Core process standards have managed to creep into math materials and STAAR tests.

Since Common Core is illegal in Texas, how could this happen? 

Collaborative Learning:  Communism in America’s Classrooms

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D.  |  August 24, 2015   Education Views 

 Americans are in an uproar over Common Core.  Ridding our schools of Common Core won’t solve the problem though.  We have to go for the root cause of what’s wrong with public education.   Since the problem began very long ago and requires much more editorial space, I’ll explore that another time.  For now, let’s just unpack the jargon from the real intent of what goes on in your child’s classroom under the moniker of “cooperative learning.” 

Common Core Math in Texas: Texas Math Scores Drop Worst in U.S., Says Expert
By Carole Hornsby Haynes   Part 5 of the Series: “The results in Grade 8 are virtually catastrophic.”
January 11, 2016      Texas Insider

During the 2012 Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) math curriculum standards review, Dr. James Milgram, a member of Common Core’s Validation Committee and the only content expert in mathematics for the standards, reviewed both the first and second Texas drafts.  He publicly declared that the second draft showed every indication of being among the best, if not the best, state math standards in the country.

However, the final draft was dramatically altered in the final version that Milgram received from the TEA. A Common Core format had been added and pure math content reduced.

Common Core Math in Texas?  And Why Has the SBOE Done Nothing to Resolve the Issue?
By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. Part 4 of the Series: “SBOE kicks Common Core Math down the road”
December 6, 2016  Texas Insider

On November 16, 2016 the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) heard still more testimony about the Common Core process standards that are deeply embedded within the current 2012 SBOE adopted math standards. After several years of public rage over Common Core being found in instructional materials and on STAAR tests despite Texas law, one has to wonder why the SBOE has done nothing to resolve the issue.

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