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Introducing Featured Workshop Speaker

Introducing Featured Workshop Speaker

We are excited to tell you about another one of our Featured Workshop Speakers. Mr. Barry Peters has been an extremely popular convention speaker at nearly every one of CHOIS’ 16 conventions. President of the Idaho Coalition of Home Educators, and Chief Legal Counsel for both ICHE

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How do we Stop the Common Core?

How do we Stop the Common Core?

How do we stop the Common Core? HSLDA is actively working on this issue to protect homeschooling freedoms. But the Common Core can only be stopped if citizens in every state demand that their representatives block the standards. What should YOU do? 1. Contact your state legislators

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Common Core FAQ’s Part 12

Common Core FAQ's Part 12

Common Core FAQ’s Part 12: Question #12: Who opposes the Common Core and why? Answer: Education professionals, policy analysts, and government officials center their critiques of the Common Core on four points. First, the standards are academically deficient. Three of five members of the Common Core Validation

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Common Core FAQ’s Part 11

Common Core FAQ's Part 11

Common Core FAQ’s Part 11 Question #11: Who supports the Common Core and why? Answer: The support of liberals such as Joel Stein (former chancellor of the New York City Schools) and Michelle Rhee (former chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools) for the Common Core

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Common Core FAQ’s Part 10

Common Core FAQ's Part 10

Common Core FAQ’s Part 10 Question 10: Does the Common Core include a national database? Answer: All 50 states have had statewide longitudinal databases in place to track their students’ scores on assessments for the past decade. Yet the authors of the Common Core are clear: The

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Common Core FAQ’s Part 9

Common Core FAQ's Part 9

Common Core FAQ’s Part 9 Question #9: Does it matter that testing is being aligned with the Common Core? Answer: Proponents of the Common Core, including U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, emphasize the need to imitate some countries with high-ranking education systems by creating consistent assessments

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Common Core FAQ’s Part 8

Common Core FAQ's Part 8

Common Core FAQ’s Part 8 Question 8: Does the Common Core lead to a national curriculum? Answer: The consortia receiving millions from the federal government to write standardized assessments for the Common Core are also being paid to produce curriculum guides for their combined 42 member states.

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Common Core FAQ’s Part 7

Common Core FAQ's Part 7

Common Core FAQ’s Part 7 Question 7: Will the Common Core impact homeschools and private schools? Answer: The Common Core will impact homeschools and private schools in at least three ways. First, designers of the expanded statewide longitudinal databases fully intend to collect data about homeschool and

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Common Core FAQ’s Part 6

Common Core FAQ's Part 6

Common Core FAQ’s Part 6 Question #6: Is there any evidence that centralized education works better than decentralized education? Answer: In the United States, experimenting with centralized reform has done almost nothing to improve the performance of students. From 1971 to 2008, American students’ scores on the

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Common Core FAQ’s Part 5

Common Core FAQ's Part 5

Common Core FAQ’s Part 5 Question #5: Does the Common Core provide for individualized education? Answer: The Department of Education has praised the Common Core for its focus on “computer adaptive testing” to supply teachers with data so that they can adjust their teaching styles and provide

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