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School Children and National Security

by Mrs. Julianne Young All across America, public officials swear up and down that Common Core education reform has been, and will be, state-led and locally controlled. No one is telling us that in early 2012, before the general public was even aware of Common Core, elite representatives of...
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SBAC Concerns Need a Fair and Open Hearing Now

Op-ed by Mrs. Julianne Young New Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) testing (now being called the ISAT in Idaho — someone thinks we won’t notice the change) has elicited an unprecedented negative response from students, parents, and educators all across the country. Local students have nicknamed it the “SweatBAC.”...
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The Common Core Cabal Strikes Again

Op-ed by Mrs. Julianne Young The Common Core Cabal has struck again, this time to the tune of 61 million Idaho tax-payer dollars, as was reported on the front page of the Morning News, March 25, 2015. This money was reportedly “wasted” on a student data tracking system which,...
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Monthly Action Report Excerpts re Common Core

October 2014 Action Report “Getting to the Core of Common Core”  “The longitudinal student data tracking systems which are currently being put in place in states all across the country will compile personally identifiable data on every student. That means that a student’s test results, academic and disciplinary records,...
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Ideological “Weeds” Thrive Across the Land

by Richard Larsen While recently rereading a classical literary piece from a century ago, I realized anew how each person is a microcosm of the demographic group or society to which he or she belongs. Truly, no man is an island, and we all bring to our society characteristics,...
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Subordination of Parental Rights

by Richard Larsen Parents in Nashville, Tennessee were concerned about their minor son’s health condition, including the possibility that the doctor was over-medicating him. The doctor recommended administration of drug tests to see if there were other factors contributing to his discomfort. The doctor made it clear, however, that...
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Federal Control No Rose Garden

“Rotten to the Core” (Boston Herald, 2/28/10) FFS: This devastating critique of the Common Core project for national education standards comes surprisingly from the Boston Herald Editorial Staff.  Nevertheless, it misses the key point:  The federal government has no proper role, constitutional or otherwise, in providing funding to education and prescribing...
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