Emails Needed Today to Help in Common Core Repeal Effort

imagesThe Anderson Tea Party encourages all OLC members to email 55 KRC to ask the radio station to host Heidi Huber and Thea Shoemake to discuss Common Core repeal.  Heidi and Thea are working to expose the efforts of some Republican state legislators who have introduced meaningless legislation purportedly aimed at stopping Common Core, but in reality serving only as a distraction from important opposition efforts. Emails should be sent to Brian Thomas’ programmer Joe […]

Emails Needed Today to Help in Common Core Repeal Effort

imagesThe Anderson Tea Party encourages all OLC members to email 55 KRC to ask the radio station to host Heidi Huber and Theo Shoemake to discuss Common Core repeal.  Heidi and Theo are working to expose the efforts of some Republican state legislators who have introduced meaningless legislation purportedly aimed at stopping Common Core, but in reality serving only as a distraction from important opposition efforts. Emails should be sent to Brian Thomas’ programmer Joe […]

Business Lobby Revels in Boehner’s Rebuke of Tea Party

Capitol Building, Washington DC - corporate welfare centerIt’s always good to know who your friends are, and for the Tea Party, it’s not big business as is evident in Rick Moran’s American Thinker post, “Business lobbyists cheer Boehner smackdown of conservative groups.”  Moran points out that business groups are grateful for Speaker Boehner’s rebuke of the Tea Party and of conservative groups such as Heritage Action and Freedomworks.  Moran’s post quotes David French of the National Retail Federation, “The business community has been uniformly […]

Massachusetts Latest State to Get Cold Feet Over Common Core

images-1Another state has had second thoughts about Common Core and this particular state is a key one.  Brittany Corona in a Heritage Foundation blogpost writes that the Massachusetts State Board of Education has voted to delay the implementation of Common Core for two years. Why is Massachusetts so key?  Massachusetts has been a leader in education for the past 20 years due to state reforms that were implemented in the early 1990’s.  The reforms entailed […]

High School Student Makes Us Think: Should Our Schools Produce Robots or Free Minds?

UnknownPlease watch the following video of Ethan Young, a high school senior, tear apart the Common Core Standards. Mr. Young brings up many strong points: The Standards were a product of unaccountable non profits – not state elected officials and teachers. The Standards focus too much on data gathering and performance measurement. Teachers are teaching to standardized tests churning out one size fits all students instead of providing a broad and enriching curriculum. The Standards […]