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January 2015 Policy Study, Number 15-1

   

Why the Common Core Is Bad for Iowa!

   

Endnotes

   

 

[1] Valerie Strauss, “Bill Gates: ‘It would be great if our education stuff worked but…’,” The Washington Post, September 27, 2013, <http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/09/27/bill-gates-it-would-be-great-if-our-education-stuff-worked-but/> accessed on October 10, 2014.
[2] Bill Gates, National Conference of State Legislators, July 21, 2009, <http://www.gatesfoundation.org/media-center/speeches/2009/07/bill-gates-national-conference-of-state-legislatures-ncsl> accessed on November 4, 2014.
[3] Brittany Corona, “It’s time to undo Common Core’s takeover,” Des Moines Register, November 1, 2014, <http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/columnists/2014/11/02/undoing-common-core-takeover/18321839/> accessed on November 3, 2014.
[4] State Representative Sandy Salmon, Concerned Women for America Resource, October 2013, <http://www.cwfa.org/images/content/IACommonCoreByStateRepSalmon2013.pdf> accessed on October 17, 2014.
[5] Brittany Corona, “It’s time to undo Common Core’s takeover.”
[6] Ibid.
[7] Robert S. Eitel, Kent D. Talbert, and Williamson M. Evers, “The Road to National Curriculum,” Pioneer Institute, Pacific Research Institute, The Federalist Society, and American Principles Project, No. 81, February 2012, p. 1.
[8] “Common Core State Standards Adoption Map,” Academic Benchmarks, <http://academicbenchmarks.com/common-core-state-adoption-map/> accessed on December 1, 2014.
[9] Allie Bidwell, “A Guide to Common Core,” U.S. News and World Report, February 27, 2014, <http://www.usnews.com/news/special-reports/articles/2014/02/27/the-history-of-common-core-state-standards> accessed on October 20, 2014.
[10] National Commission on Excellence in Education, “A Nation At Risk: The Imperative For Educational Reform,” U.S. Department of Education, <http://www2.ed.gov/pubs/NatAtRisk/index.html> accessed on October 20, 2014.
[11] Frederick M. Hess, “How the Common Core Went Wrong,” National Affairs, No. 21, Fall 2014, <http://www.nationalaffairs.com/publications/detail/how-the-common-core-went-wrong> accessed on October 20, 2014.
[12] Alan Singer, “Common Core: It Really Is All About the Tests (and Corporate Profits),” Huffington Post, November 17, 2014, <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alan-singer/common-core-tests_b_6170832.html> accessed on November 20, 2014.
[13] John Eppolito’s Presentation on Common Core, <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5w4xD7nzLD8&feature=youtu.be> accessed on December 1, 2014.
[14] National Governors Association, “Common Core State Standards Development Work Group and Feedback Group Announced,” July 1, 2009, <http://www.nga.org/cms/home/news-room/news-releases/page_2009/col2-content/main-content-list/title_common-core-state-standards-development-work-group-and-feedback-group-announced.html>  accessed on November 6, 2014.
[15] Ibid.
[16] Ibid.
[17] Ibid.
[18] “50-state Look at How Common Core Played Out In US,” The Huffington Post, September 2, 2014, <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/02/50-states-common-core_n_5751864.html> accessed on November 3, 2014.
[19] Sandra Stosky, “Common Core Facts,” Pioneer Institute, <http://pioneerinstitute.org/download/common-core-facts/> accessed on December 3, 2014.
[20] Common Core State Standards Initiative, “About the Standards,” <http://www.corestandards.org/about-the-standards/development-process/> accessed on November 13, 2014.
[21] Ibid.
[22] Valerie Strauss.
[23] Bill Gates, National Conference of State Legislators.
[24] Brittany Corona, “It’s time to undo Common Core’s takeover.”
[25] State Representative Sandy Salmon.
[26] Robert S. Eitel, Kent D. Talbert, and Williamson M. Evers.
[27] Brittany Corona, “It’s time to undo Common Core’s takeover.”
[28] Ibid.
[29] Iowa Department of Education, “Iowa Core,” <http://www.educateiowa.gov/index.php?option=com_content&id=2485&Itemid=4602> accessed on October 4, 2014.
[30] “Common Core in Iowa: What you need to know,” Iowa Department of Education Website, December 10, 2013, <https://www.educateiowa.gov/article/2013/09/11/common-core-iowa-what-you-need-know> accessed on October 14, 2014.
[31] Robert S. Eitel, Kent D. Talbert, and Williamson M. Evers.
[32] “Iowa,” Wikipedia, <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iowa> accessed in October 15, 2014.
[33] Governor Terry Branstad, Executive Order 83, State of Iowa, October 18, 2013, <https://governor.iowa.gov/2013/10/branstad-signs-executive-order-83-to-ensure-local-control-in-the-development-of-iowa-core-standards-and-assessments/> accessed on November 1, 2014.
[34] Shane Vander Hart, “Iowa’s Assessment Task Force Picks Smarter Balanced,” Caffeinated Thoughts, November 6, 2014, <http://caffeinatedthoughts.com/2014/11/iowas-assessment-task-force-picks-smarter-balanced/> accessed on November 12, 2014.
[35] Ibid.
[36] Ibid.

[37] “Common Core State Standards Adoption Map,” Academic Benchmarks, <http://academicbenchmarks.com/common-core-state-adoption-map/> accessed on December 1, 2014.

 

   

 

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