Jan
13

Your Brain on FED LED ED: Where Did It Go?
by Lauren Martel – Chief Legal Correspondent

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Dont JustTeach-Give Kids A ChanceAre we creating an environment of curriculum and methodology of training that nurtures the idea—You are unique—just like everyone else?

What is the Original purpose of education? I grew up in a home where the Socratic method was encouraged, meaning we learned by asking questions.

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Jan
11

2016: Ted Cruz ‘Emphatically Opposed’ to Common Core
By : Tony Lee

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Ted Cruz US Senator against Common CoreSen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said he was “emphatically opposed” to federal Common Core standards after he keynoted an event for Iowa’s influential homeschoolers in which he said that school choice “is the civil rights issue of the 21st century.”

“I don’t think the federal government has any role dictating the content of curricula. I think education is a state issue and a local issue, and ideally at the local level, because that way parents can have direct input and control of what’s being taught to their kids,” Cruz said on Tuesday after he addressed the Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators, according to Radio Iowa’s O.

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Mar
25

Who was Saul Alinsky?

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Burning_Constitution-300x158Saul David Alinsky, a writer, was an American community organizer and writer. He is generally considered to be the Communist radical, socialist founder of the modern community organizing movement. He is most noted for his book Rules for Radicals.
 
Died: June 12, 1972, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
 
Education: University of Chicago

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Jan
21

SC Tea Party Leader: ‘Unfortunate’ Lindsey Graham Dismisses Grassroots

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Not exactly seeing eye to eye!Joe Dugan, the Executive Producer of the South Carolina Tea Party Convention appeared on Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125 and said 2014 will be an even bigger year for the movement than 2010, the year which put the Tea Party on the map and gave Republicans back the House of Representatives in an historic midterm election year.

Dugan told host and Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon, “2010 was a firecracker. 2014 is going to be an explosion.”

He said the Tea Party has always been right about the perils of Obamacare. He said when Americans get “hit in the pocketbook on Obamacare,” the Tea Party will get even more credibility on health carearrow-10x10.png, which will make the movement gain more credibility on other issues such as the national debt. He said the impact will be felt at the ballot box.

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Jan
11

WATCH High School Student Take Down Obama’s Next Government Takeover

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Horry county Against Common CoreSouth Carolina voluntarily adopted Common Core — K-12 education standards in math, reading and language arts. The standards outline what students should know and know how to do at every grade level. Noticing the high number of students reaching college without basic skills, governors and state school superintendents across the nation decided to create Common Core. Critics of Common Core, including state schools Superintendent Mick Zais, say the standards were adopted hastily by a select few and are a “one-size-fits-all solution that won’t serve students well.”

South Carolina legislators fighting Common Core: Reps. Eric Bedingfield, R-Greenville; Mike Burns, R-Greenville; Bill Chumley, R-Spartanburg; Heather Crawford, R-Horry; William Crosby, R-Charleston; Craig Gagnon, R-Abbeville; Stephen Goldfinch, R-Georgetown; Dwight Loftis, R-Greenville; Samuel Rivers, R-Berkeley; Mark Willis, R-Greenville; and Donna Wood, R-Spartanburg. Also Sens. Lee Bright, R-Spartanburg, Kevin Bryant, R-Anderson; and Larry Grooms, R-Berkeley. Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/2013/06/16/2820427/fight-against-common-core-flares.html#storylink=cpy

Kenneth Ye Farragut student Dec 4th School Board

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Jan
5

Eight problems with Common Core Standards
By Valerie Strauss

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We The People Are Against Common CoreOne: Standards shouldn’t be attached to school subjects, but to the qualities of mind it’s hoped the study of school subjects promotes. Subjects are mere tools, just as scalpels, acetylene torches, and transits are tools. Surgeons, welders, surveyors — and teachers — should be held accountable for the quality of what they produce, not how they produce it.

Two: The world changes. The future is indiscernible. Clinging to a static strategy in a dynamic world may be comfortable, even comforting, but it’s a Titanic-deck-chair exercise.

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