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Common Core Watch:
[EVNN Editor: The following is a post from AACC on 2-25-18]
Hi Freedom Fighters,
I am the creator of Arizonans Against Common Core and a member of Mommy Lobby AZ. I wrote this article to expose Superintendent Diane Douglas's continued lies on the campaign trail in 2018 that she "Stopped Common Core." Please take the time to read the article in its entirety. Feel free to post on social media and share with your local LD's, Republican Groups, tea party groups, etc.
For our precious children,
The second rebrand of Common Core is no more than Lipstick on a Pig. Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas continues to travel around the state in 2018 on the campaign trail telling crowds that she “Stopped Common Core” as part of her 2014 campaign promise. This is far from the truth! Common Core was Rebranded a second time on December 19, 2016 when the 2016 Arizona English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics Standards were adopted by the State Board of Education (SBE) with an 8-1 vote. See Arizona State Board Of Education Approves Rebrand Of Common Core S... and State Board Of Education Ignores Governor, Parents And Own Policy.
SBE member Jared Taylor was the only vote opposing the adoption of these standards and he stated, “The bottom line is that I am very disappointed that we kicked the parents to the curb and ignored the will of the voters when they elected Diane Douglas. Yet she led the way today; we just renewed Common Core.”
Comments Compiled by Parents and Teachers
IGNORED by Arizona Legislators, SLAPPED DOWN by Supt. Douglas
Parents and teachers had compiled all of our English/Language Arts and Mathematics public comments on these standards calling out where they were: 1) developmentally inappropriate by grade level; 2) where standards were missing; and 3) which standards were damaging to children due to the pedagogy that requires prescriptive "how to’s” for teachers to use in the classroom. I sent an email to legislators calling out the “2nd Rebrand of Common Core- Lipstick on the Common Core Pig” in our state on December 6, 2016. Subsequently, Superintendent Douglas wrote a response to legislators on December 13, 2016 denying the Re....
The 2nd Rebrand of Common Core Exposed by Mommy Lobby’s Side-By-Side Comparison
Mommy Lobby AZ also created a “side-by-side” comparison in 2017 of the 2013 Arizona College and C.... Judge for yourself if there are “significant” changes in the standards!
We also found that only 5% of the K-3 Mathematics Standards had changed and 7% of the K-3 ELA standards had changed. See A Picture is Worth a Thousand Common Core Standards. There were 95% and 93% of the 2013 ACCRS (aka Common Core) standards that still remained for Mathematics and ELA, respectively! Grammar changes, replacing a word for “clarity in a standard,” etc., were not considered "significant" by the ML and weren't calculated. Even the numbering of the 2016 ELA and Mathematics standards had not changed, unless a standard was deleted or a new standard was added, because the numbering of standards is how AzMERIT test questions are selected to match the standards! Again, who is Superintendent Douglas and the ADE Standards staff trying to fool? What “magical formulas” did the ADE use in their ELA and Math “Changes and Responses” documents? ADE should provide legitimate data to back up their “percentage changed” formulas for the 2016 ELA and Mathematics standards!
Frank Riggs: The Most Qualified, Most Experienced, Most Ethical Candidate for SPI
I am now working for Frank Riggs’ 2018 campaign for Superintendent of Public Instruction. I had the pleasure of working with him “in the trenches” to Stop Common Core when he ran for Governor in 2014. He is the most qualified executive to run for the highest office in education in our state. He will be an ethical SPI who won't lie about his record, and he won't betray parents by rebranding Common Core. He has always fought for local control over education as a former school board member, classroom substitute teacher, businessman and Congressman who wrote legislation which promoted “local control,” not “federal control.” See Frank Riggs: The Only Candidate with a Record for Fighting to get t... Join me today and support Frank Riggs for State Superintendent of Public Instruction with your time, donations, and your vote!