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Two Engineers Uncover Common Core Math in Texas

Jan 29, 2016 by

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“Two Engineers Uncover Common Core Math in Texas”
by Donna Garner

1.28.16

 

Randy Houchins and John Pendergraff, two mechanical engineers, gave their testimony this week before the Texas State Board of Education. Both of these fathers have children in Texas public schools, and both men are very adamant that the Common Core process standards have managed to creep into their children’s math materials and STAAR tests.  Common Core is illegal in Texas. 

 

Mr. Houchins also makes reference in his testimony to the Texas Education Code (TEC) which clearly states that the SBOE and the curriculum standards (TEKS) are not to designate methodology.  Process standards are methodology. I have posted the exact language from the TEC down below and have given instructions as to how the public can locate this wording for themselves.

 

Here are the links to the two testimonies:

 

Randy Houchins, Leander ISD parent —  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIBKk6c96NU&sns=em

 

John Pendergraff, Katy ISD parent — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCfej4KbzwU

 

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Please see the pathway below that will lead you through the Texas Education Code to the exact text:   

http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/?link=ED

 

Subtitle F

Title 2 – Public Education

Subtitle F –Curriculum, Programs, and Services

Chapter 28 – Courses of Study: Advancement (Open the WORD document to the right.)

EDUCATION CODE

TITLE 2. PUBLIC EDUCATION

SUBTITLE F. CURRICULUM, PROGRAMS, AND SERVICES

CHAPTER 28. COURSES OF STUDY;  ADVANCEMENT

SUBCHAPTER A. ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS;  CURRICULUM

GO TO PAGE 6 AND SCROLL DOWN TO (i) where it states:

(i)  The State Board of Education shall adopt rules for the implementation of this subchapter.  Except as provided by Subsection (j), the board may not adopt rules that designate the methodology used by a teacher or the time spent by a teacher or a student on a particular task or subject.

Donna Garner
Wgarner1@hot.rr.com

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2 Comments

  1. Michael O Toso

    The Common Core process standards are actually NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) standards.

  2. everyonesfacts

    If students become fluent in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division wouldn’t one have to argue that CC math standards have been in the lessons?

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