Why is the Texas Association of School Administrators promoting Common Core?
Other states are fighting against Common Core and a Texas organization is leading its members to California to learn more about Common Core. Is your superintendent going on this trip to bow at the feet of Linda Darling Hammond who is the queen of Common Core.
The president of TASA, Superintendent Turner, is working with the Fed. Ed. Dept to learn how to implement common core curriculum.
TASA is promoting that Texas superintendents attend a national conference for several reasons, which are listed on the following exert from www.TASAnet.org/
What is wrong with Texas Administrators? Why are they working against the Texas Governor? Why must states have to create bills to force school administrators to do their jobs?
Texas needs to clean house–Parents need to do the sweeping and stop allowing school board members to make decisions that are destroying our Texas schools.
Missouri is taking action to prevent common core. But, this is not a sure fix. The same program is in Texas with a different name and it is called CSCOPE. The difference is that Common Core has the tentacles of the Federal Government attached. The government dangles a few dollars and schools latch on like leeches. NOthing good has come from taking money from the Federal Government. Schools would adjust and be better if they stopped ALL government funding. ALL Government Funding.
Posted: 15 Feb 2013 01:30 PM PST
HB 616, a bill that would prohibit the Missouri State Board of Education from implementing the Common Core, had its second reading in the Missouri House today. It is sponsored by State Representative Kurt Bahr (R-O’Fallon) and co-sponsored by State Representatives Timothy Jones (R-Eureka), Andrew Koenig (R-Manchester), Doug Funderburk (R-St. Peters), Bryan Spencer (R-Wentzville), Bill Lant (R-Joplin), Dwight Scharnhorst (R-St. Louis), Paul Curtman (R-Pacific), Rick Brattin (R-Harrisonville), Mark Parkinson (R-St. Charles), Lyndall Fraker (R-Marshfield), Nick Marshall (R-Parkville), Sandy Crawford (R-Lebanon), Paul Fitzwater (R-Potosi),Caleb Jones (R-California) and John Diehl (R-Town and Country).
Here is the text of the bill:
Section A. Chapter 161, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 161.855, to read as follows:
161.855. Notwithstanding any other law, the state board of education shall not adopt, and the department of elementary and secondary education shall not implement, the Common Core State Standards developed by the Common Core Standards Initiative. Any actions taken to adopt or implement the Common Core State Standards as of the effective date of this section are void. Common Core State Standards or any other statewide education standards shall not be adopted or implemented without the approval of the general assembly.