Wouldn’t you think that, by now, most Arizonans know that Superintendent Diane Douglas is lying when she repeatedly tells people that Arizona’s "new standards are ‘No way’ Common Core-like"!! I guess she thinks that, if she repeats the lie often enough, people will believe it.
Gilbert Watch has published two side-by-side comparisons, which were put together by a mother with the Mommy Lobby: 1) The old Common Core Math compared to Arizona’s New Math Standards, and 2) The old Common Core English/Language Arts standards compared to Arizona’s New English/Language Arts standards.
Recently, a mother with the Mommy Lobby produced a simple, two-sided flyer that you can distribute to your friends, family, legislators, parents, children, by-standers, curiosity seekers, etc: "How Much of the Common Core Standards Really Changed?"
For anyone who wants to know everything there is to know about Common Core, so you, too, can be sick to death of it, see below. As for me, I’m researching homeschooling.
The National Common Core Standards System
Arizona’s Newest K-12 English/Language Arts Standards No Different than Common Core
Comparing Common Core’s Kindergarten English/Language Arts Standards to Arizona’s 2016 "Final"
Arizona’s Newest K-12 Math Standards No Different than Common Core
Why are Comments from Achieve, Inc. all over Arizona’s Redline version of the ELA and Math Standards?
State Board of Education Ignores Governor, Parents, and Own Policy; Rubber Stamps Common Core for Another 7 Years
Duke Pesta on Common Core – Six Years Later
An English Language Arts Curriculum Framework for American Public Schools: A Model
Mathematics Content Standards for California Public Schools Kindergarten through Grade Twelve: A Model
Two addenda could be added to the California standards referenced above that elaborate on the standards themselves and deal with pedagogical and organizational issues: 1) Mathematics Framework for California Public Schools, 2000 Revised Edition; and 2) Mathematics Framework for California Public Schools, 2006 Edition."
Arizonans against Common Core
Opt Out AZ!
Opt Out AZ! Facebook
Stop Common Core in Arizona Facebook
Mohave County Against Common Core Facebook
AZ Parents & Teachers Against CCS and TESTS
Common Core Standards (aka "Arizona’s College and Careeer Ready Standards")
Arizona’s Mathematics Final Draft.
Arizona’s English Language Arts Final Draft
Piaget’s Stages of Cognitive Development.
Piaget’s Stages of Development (Youtube).
Dr. Megan Koschnick presents on Common Core at APP Conference
Common Core 101, by Dr. Megan Koschnick
Joint Statement of Early Childhood Health and Education Professionals on the Common Core Standards Initiative
Statement for New York State Assembly Education Forum, Mary Calamia, LCSW, CASAC.
Kids Haven’t Changed: Kindergarten Has.
The Science Of The Common Core: Experts Weigh In On Its Developmental Appropriateness
Common Core: Dangers and Threats to American Liberty and Education – Dr. Duke Pesta
Has YOUR Legislator been Endorsed by Pro Common Core, Anti-Parent "Stand for Children"?
Is Expect More Arizona in it for the Money?
2016 Draft of the Arizona Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics
Recommended Changes to 2016 AZ Draft English/Language Arts Standards K-5: Lisa Fink
Recommended Modifications to 2016 AZ Draft English/Language Arts Standards: Richard W Hawkins
Developmentally Inappropriate Standards for K-3 Should be Removed
Piaget’s Cognitive Stages of Development
Common Core Standards: Why we object to the K-3 Core Standards. Alliance for Childhood.
Reading Instruction in Kindergarten: Little to Gain and Much to Lose. Alliance for Childhood
A Tough Critique of Common Core on Early Childhood Education.
Common Core Tests Cannot be Independently Verified for Validity and Reliability
Cowardly AZ Legislators Fret over "maybe" Losing Federal Money: Courageous NY Children Refuse Tests!
19 Congressmen Reassert Parents and Students’ Right to Opt-Out of High Stakes State Assessments
States Take a Stand Against the Increasing Centralization of Education
Failure: The Federal Misedukation of America’s Children
Common Core Insider Reveals Information About LA Bid Rigging
Ten Common Core Promoters Laughing all the Way to the Bank
I’m Sorry, Students
SILENT NO MORE: Why this Former Teacher Opted Out of the AzMerit
Sick Days are No Cure for the Assessment Opt-Out Blues
Fear and Trembling in Phoenix: A Common Core Cautionary Tale
2013 Common Core Symposium
Dr. Sandra Stotsky at Civitas Common Core Forum
How the Two Align: Common Core State Standards and Heritage Academy’s Curriculum.
Heber-Overgaard Schools Governing Board Votes No to Signing Common Core Declaration.
Response to John Huppenthal’s Common Core Name Change
Top Ten Professors Calling Out Common Core’s So-Called College Readiness
AZMerit/PARCC/SBAC – What’s the Difference?
Feds Admit U.S. Education Department "Forced" States to Accept Common Core From its Start
Why Bill Gates Defends the Common Core
Kindergarten Teacher Speaks Against Common Core: Braves Intimidation by School District and Governing Board
Child Psychologist Dr. Megan Koschnick Explains why Common Core Standards are Inappropriate for K-3.
Common Core: The Cookie Cutter Curriculum
East Valley Academy – K-6 Mesa
The State of State Standards— and the Common Core —in 2010 by Thomas B. Fordham Institute
College Professors Begin Revolt Against Common Core
Special ed teacher quits: ‘I just cannot justify making students cry anymore’
NYC Parents File Lawsuit to Block State from Sharing Student Data
Math test scores down for the first time in 25 years
Meet 5 Award-Winning Teachers Who Reject Common Core
Common Core Standards’ Devastating Impact on Literary Study and Analytical Thinking
Common Core’s English Language Arts Standards: Problems and Issues Sandra Stotsky
Controlling Education From the Top: Why Common Core Is Bad for America
Common Core Standards: Ten Colossal Errors
When Will We Ever Learn: Dissecting The Common Core State Standards with Dr. Louisa Moats
Mathematician Dr. James Milgram Warns Common Core Will Destroy America’s Standing in Technology
A Discussion of the Issues with the Common Core Mathematics Standards
Arizona K-12 School Finance Statistics: Why does Arizona Rank #48 in Per Pupil Spending?
More Education for our Dollars, Not More Dollars for Education
E.P.I.C. versus the U.S. Department of Education
Not With My Child, You Won’t: Psychological Damages of Common Core Analyzed by Joan Landes
Sen. Allen Calls On Educators To Respect Parent’s Rights
Beautiful Letter from an Arizona Teacher to Her Students
The Schools’ War on Arizona’s Children: Part 3 Emotional Child Abuse
The Schools’ War on Arizona’s Children: Part 2 Online Charter Schools
Opt Out Movement should Flourish During Testing Season
The Schools’ War On Arizona’s Children: Part 1
Dear Senators: "About your decision to disregard parental authority….."
What’s the Score? Holding Florida’s Education Accountability System Accountable
These are the Senators Who Sneer at Parental Authority
Letter of Assertion to Opt Out and Refuse the AZMerit Test.
Opt Out FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
Marriage & Family Parental Rights
Why is the U.S. Department of Education Weakening FERPA?
Personally Identifiable Information Requests from the Arizona Department of Education.
A Day in the Life of a Data Mined Kid
Teacher Evaluation Should Not Rest on Student Test Scores (Revised 2016)
Letter of Assertion to Opt Out and Refuse the AZMerit Test
More than Scores
Arizona’s Top-Rated Schools.
Arizona Schools’ Report Cards.
850+ Colleges and Universities That Do Not Use SAT/ACT Scores to Admit Substantial Numbers of Students Into Bachelor Degree Programs
Why Parents are Opting Their Children out of High Stakes Testing
No Fear of Federal Financial Impact for Your School if you Boycott Standardized Tests
Why You Can Boycott Standardized Tests Without Fear of Federal Penalties to Your School (Updated March 2016)
Arizonans Against Common Core: AzMERIT Fact Sheet
Ten Reasons To Opt Out of Common Core/SAGE Testing
Dr. James Milgram – Common Core Forum Baton Rouge, LA
Dr. Sandra Stotsky – Common Core Forum, Part 1 Baton Rouge, LA
Dr. Sandra Stotsky – Common Core Forum, Part 2, Baton Rouge, LA
Common Core’s Validation: A Weak Foundation for a Crooked House
Why Steve Jobs Didn’t Let His Kids Use iPads (And Why You Shouldn’t Either)
Teachers Revolt Over Common Core Tests
Huppenthal Admitted Arizona Education Was Improving BEFORE Common Core
Tom Horne Brought Common Core to Arizona
Common Core Globalization: Fact and Fiction
The History of Common Core Standards
Those 24 Common Core 2009 Work Group Members
Mercedes Schneider: Who are the 24 People Who Wrote the Common Core Standards?
Child Psychologist Dr. Megan Koschnick Explains Why Common Core Standards are Inappropriate for K-3
What’s Wrong with Arizona’s Common Core Standards? (aka ACCS)