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Readers Miss the Point on Picoult Smut Book

Update: Longer Video on Baer Arrest

Parents in Gilford attended a school board meeting and said they are trying to understand why Gilford High School is requiring some students to read a book that includes a graphic sexual encounter.

“I am utterly appalled that this was an oversight, that my son had this book in his hand for a week. (It’s) unacceptable,” said Sarah Carrigan, a parent.

But Gilford is claiming that students were assigned Picoult’s book because of an ‘important theme’ that it contained.

The theme is only important if you are pushing GUN CONTROL. The sex is just in there to get the kids to read it, but the message is political. All lessons are embedded with this kind of far left propaganda which is demonstrative of the fact that they are using our kids for political mules.

This should be as objectionable if not more objectionable than the pornography.

Parent William Baer was led out in handcuffs for daring to speak against the book for more than two minutes. William Baer was charged with disorderly conduct.

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Dr. Duke Pesta Exposes Common Core

The worst problem with Common Core is not just the fuzzy curriculum and “fad” teaching methods, but the ingrained political indoctrination and inappropriate lessons that are geared toward turning students against the republic and toward the one world government. This has been going on long before Common Core — our schools have been used to transform America from a Constitutional Republic to a nation state of the United Nations. It’s treason.

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A Teacher Also Speaks Against Common Core…

And They Say It’s Not Mandatory?

On Wednesday Tracy and Mary Finney of Marietta, Georgia were met by a police officer outside their children’s public school and informed they were trespassing on school property because they opposed the school’s process of testing all children.

The Finneys, whose children attend West Side Elementary School, had decided to opt their children out of Georgia’s state test, the CRCT.

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Leveling: More Dumbing Down

The Curriculum and Instruction Committee of Manchester School Board met UNOFFICIALLY last week with school administrators to discuss the elimination of LEVELING in middle and high school grades. Without a vote of the committee or the full Board, a pilot study will begin to eliminate levels in Manchester middle schools.

Not only one-size-fits-all Common Core standards, but now one-size-fits-all ability groupings of students. One teacher will be instructing four levels of students within a single classroom. This is called “Student Centered Learning.”

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Louisiana’s Common Core controversy

A battle is brewing in Baton Rouge over the state’s implementation of Common Core in schools. Right now the governor and the head of education for the state are at odds after the governor “flip flops” on Common Core.

Last month Governor Bobby Jindal backed legislation to repeal Common Core, but that measure failed. A small group of lawmakers will pursue the issue until the legislature adjourns in June with the backing of the governor.

However the Chief Academic Officer for Bossier Schools says the higher standards will benefit students. Tom Daniel adds losing Common Core would be a financial lost for school districts across the state. Districts have already purchased textbooks and trained teachers.

The governor had previously supported the academic standards, but as conservatives turned against Common Core Jindal’s opinion changed.

The issue is expected to come up again in Baton Rouge next week.

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Controversy over Common Core in Northern NY

Plattsburgh, NY: 47% students not taking the Common Core exams. They can sit and read.


With the arrival of spring comes the arrival of end-of-year exams in schools. But this year something unusual is taking place. Some students are refusing to take the tests and educators are saying OK.

“We’ve had a record number of parents choose to refuse to have their students take the tests,” said James Short, the superintendent of the Plattsburgh City School District.

Specifically, the Common Core exams. These are exams almost every state in nation recently introduced to schools.

“High school graduating seniors today across the country are not well prepared for post-secondary education, including college, but other kinds of post-secondary education as well, that lead to careers,” said James Dawson of the New York State Board of Regents.

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NH videographer Ed Comeau was featured in this Breitbart article.

Writing at National Review Online, American Enterprise Institute’s Rick Hess and Mike McShane make the complaint that critics of Common Core have not come up with the next steps to “repeal and replace” for states that want to restore academic integrity to their K-12 curriculum in English language arts and mathematics.

Hess and McShane should have asked me what I’ve done, instead of presenting such a baseless complaint, because I’m getting exhausted from all the “next steps” I’ve been doing.

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Common Core Results in Behavior Change without Protest

The NH House Education sub-committee recommended killing this legislation to prohibit the dispositional questioning on New Hamsphire’s statewide assessments. They voted (3-1) to ITL SB 343 on April 17, 2014.

These same legislators opposed dispositional questions on statewide assessments in critical legislation last year, SB 48. This bill enabled NH to obtain its No Child Left Behind Waiver. If they oppose dispositional questions, why did they recommend killing the bill? They claim there is no problem. Parents are over-reacting.

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Dr. Peg Luksik explains how Common Core testing embeds questions that result in behavior change without protest from the children. (Poughkeepsie, New York. February 5, 2014.)

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Please contact the House Education Committee members as soon as possible. Ask for their support of a prohibition against dispositional questions on statewide assessments.

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