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Stop Common Core in Michigan was started by Deborah DeBacker and Melanie Kurdys.  This group is for teachers, parents, grandparents and citizens who are concerned about the Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the assessments that accompany them.

Karen Braun, Tamara Carlone, and Michelle Frederick have joined the Stop Common Core team.   Karen writes most of the content for the website and can be reached at spunkyhomeschool at gmail dot com.

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  • Let’s Make Common Core Dead Again!
    by Melanie Kurdys on February 19, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    President Trump was voted into office with the campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again!”   He said that included getting rid of Common Core.   He selected Betsy DeVos as his Secretary of Education.   Trump hasn’t talked about Common Core since the election. Much to our surprise and without any evidence, Secretary Betsy DeVos now claims Common […] The post Let’s Make Common Core Dead Again! appeared first on Stop Common Core in Michigan. […]

  • Is Schuette on “Education” Duty?
    by Melanie Kurdys on January 10, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    On September 12, 2017, MI Attorney General, Bill Schuette, also a Republican candidate for Governor, made some important remarks that will help us evaluate his ability to lead the state in education policy.   He said: How do we judge a leader’s ability to achieve results?  The test of leadership is not what you say, but what […] The post Is Schuette on “Education” Duty? appeared first on Stop Common Core in Michigan. […]

  • Who Are They Fooling?
    by Melanie Kurdys on December 7, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    Recently, I have been reflecting on education policy ideas being promoted at the state and national level by elected officials.   I must admit, I am baffled.  I cannot decide if they are trying to fool me or if, in fact, they have fooled themselves! Not long ago, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos claimed Common Core […] The post Who Are They Fooling? appeared first on Stop Common Core in Michigan. […]

  • U.S. Republican House Approves Massive Citizen Data System
    by Melanie Kurdys on November 21, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Wednesday, November 15, 2017, the US Republican-led House of Representatives approved HB 4174 to create an integrated citizen data system on a voice vote after brief testimony all in support, despite hundreds of citizen calls to reject the bill.  Since it was not a roll-call vote, no specific record of yea’s or nay’s is available.  […] The post U.S. Republican House Approves Massive Citizen Data System appeared first on Stop Common Core in Michigan. […]

  • Secret Consent Agenda Hides National Data Base Creation
    by Melanie Kurdys on November 14, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    As I reported yesterday, HR 4174/S 2046, the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act (FEPA), introduced by House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senator Patty Murray, is a federal bill that will increase the non-consensual surveillance of free-born American citizens, and the probability of a comprehensive national database on every American. A bill like FEPA would be […] The post Secret Consent Agenda Hides National Data Base Creation appeared first on Stop Common Core in Michigan. […]

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