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[7.3.15 — Comments from Donna Garner:  Oddly enough, nobody, including the U. S. Department of Education, seems to be able to lay out explicitly what it means to be “college and career ready.”  When the “experts” have been asked across this country to define CCR, there is wide disagreement among them.  How can progress toward CCR be quantified when there is disagreement as to what CCR really means?   


The term “CCR” is being thrown around the ESEA/NCLB reauthorization bills because it sounds so lofty.  The truth is that the people in Congress who are writing these bills actually mean Common Core Standards but are afraid to use that term because of its great unpopularity with the public.


Congress is to begin debate on the ESEA bills on July 7, 2015.  The public must make their Congressmen (both in the House and the Senate) understand that under this present Obama administration and with this feckless Congress, no good can come out of the ESEA reauthorization.  This does not have to be passed at this time.  Waiting to debate the ESEA/NCLB reauthorization until after the elections of 2016 would be a far wiser decision for the future of every child in our nation’s public schools.]  



6.30.15 — “Alexander-Murray Bill Tightens the Screws of Mandated Assessments”

By Jane Robbins and Heidi Huber




Donna Garner

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