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"Pause and review" on Common Core and high-stakes testing sent to Governor
Following the Senate's concurrence on Michigan's omnibus budget yesterday, that included a "pause and review" provision for Michigan Department of Education's implementation of Common Core national curriculum standards and the high-stakes testing associated with it, Rep. Tom McMillin said,
"Today is a very good day for Michigan citizens, almost all of who did not have the opportunity to weigh in on turning over the standards taught in all of Michigan's public schools to a national trade association (National Governors Association). They will now have that opportunity as the legislature debates the matter.A point should be made.. Different standards can ALWAYS be implemented by local schools as appropriate.
Watch for the most "progressive" school districts to freak out for a while.
Its about control. More control for an overgrown federal bureaucracy that cannot handle the most trivial tasks already, yet with this curriculum endeavors to take on the state's task (remember the 10th amendment?) of public education. Along with that perhaps satisfying at the same time a 'progressive' need to rope in home school children and leave no stone unturned with indoctrination.
Home schooling is affected how? Below the fold ~
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By Kevin Rex Heine, Section Multimedia
(Promoted by Nick...)
I did an op-ed piece about a week ago on Obama's heavy-handed, central planning, statist-inspired canning of Rick Wagoner, then-CEO of General Motors, among other things. At that time I used as my illustrative video the "lyric video" of John Rich's "Shuttin' Detroit Down."
Just because I know that there are some country fans (besides me) in RightMichigan-land, I thought that I'd post the official video, which premiered this past weekend. I know that it doesn't have all the zip and flash of autobots and decepticons, but I happen to think that it's pretty cool.
Feel free to comment on either this thread or the original op-ed.
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This is not the official video (that's due out any day now) for what has become a runaway-popular country protest song, but this is the closest thing to official that's available right now. Around about the last week of January, John Rich began circulating his latest work around to radio stations, in person. The country fan base began requesting it so frequently that his label moved up the album ("Son of a Preacher Man") release date from May to last Tuesday, March 24th. Already the single occupies the number 13 spot on the American country music chart . . . and it's climbing!
Given the two most recent GM-related headlines coming out of the Associated Press, perhaps Mister Rich was singing truer than he knew.
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