Uncategorized

Wagner on common core controversy; Fitzsimon calls on Guv to read the bill

In case you missed them, two items over on the main NCPW site deserve your attention today.

In todays’ edition of the Fitzsimon File, Chris calls on the governor to do something radical — to actually carefully read the voter suppression bill

Item # 2 is Education Reporter Lindsay Wagner’s new story “Common Core comes uner fire in North Carolina.” Here’s the intro: 

“In recent months, there has been a growing movement across the United States to put the brakes on the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS, or ‘Common Core’), a set of guidelines about what students should know and be able to do in grades K-12 that have been adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia since 2009.

Those on the right fear that the Common Core inappropriately imposes national education standards on states, does not come with a clear implementation process, and poses grave threats to student privacy.

Those on the left, such as notable historian and public education advocate Diane Ravitch, oppose Common Core for its corporate backing and believes that the guidelines essentially set up students to fail, providing another reason for parents to abandon public schools for private alternatives.”

3 Comments


  1. Frances Jenkins

    August 6, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    The questions is has Chris read it? Teachers hate it whether they admit it publicly or not.

  2. NoGOPinNC

    August 7, 2013 at 9:34 am

    At least in public Ed you have accountability…I am outraged that my tax dollars will go to some whacko school with Jesus riding a dinosaur as their mascot…

  3. Doug

    August 7, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    Wow, with all the reading you guys want the gov to do there is no way he could get anything else done. I am sure Dumplin’ and Sleaszly read every word of every bill the democrat establishment sent their way….

Check Also

NC Policy Watch Policy Prescription #9: Expanding opportunities for justice within the criminal justice system

As the 2018 legislative session gets underway in ...

Top Stories from NCPW

  • News
  • Commentary

North Carolina election employees could soon be facing stricter scrutiny. House members rolled out a [...]

In one of the largest campaign donation forfeitures in state history, 48 improper donations from the [...]

Friends, neighbors, colleagues of commission chairman Jim Womack submit nearly identical letters cla [...]

When N.C. House Speaker Tim Moore and Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger addressed reporters last [...]

In the aftermath of the recent successful push to ward off huge cuts to food assistance programs in [...]

There are a lot of important statistics that confirm just how out of whack the U.S. economy has grow [...]

The post Bite the Apple & NC’s HB2 Legacy appeared first on NC Policy Watch. [...]

When I headed off to college, I could not have predicted that many of the funding streams, positions [...]

Now hiring

NC Policy Watch is now hiring a Managing Editor – click here for more info.