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‘Common Core’ In N.H., Beyond Meaningless Alton Vote: Legislation & The Underlying Motive — Protect Homeschoolers.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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>> NH Republicans SPLIT over Common
>> Core 
Oct. 22, 2013.
>> Common Core the REAL standards …
>> — Sep. 27, 2013.
>> Common sense on Common Core
>>Sep. 22, 2013.
>> Board gets congratulated for
>> meaningless vote — Sep. 19, 2013.
>> Common Core Vote … — Sep. 16, 2013.
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Click to access ‘Concord Monitor’ coverage.


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Click to access ‘Advancing New Hampshire Public Education’ coverage.


N.H. Republicans Split Over ‘Common Core’. Business & Industry Association (BIA) BACKS ‘Common Core’.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Anura Guruge


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>> Common Core the REAL standards …
>> — Sep. 27, 2013.
>> Common sense on Common Core
>>Sep. 22, 2013.
>> Board gets congratulated for
>> meaningless vote — Sep. 19, 2013.
>> Common Core Vote … — Sep. 16, 2013.
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Click to access 'Eagle-Tribune'.

Click to access ‘Eagle-Tribune’.


More Common Sense On ‘Common Core’ By A Credible, Ex-Educator — In Today’s ‘Laconia Daily Sun’.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Anura Guruge


Related recent posts:
>> Common Core the REAL standards …
>> — Sep. 27, 2013.
>> Common sense on Common Core
>>Sep. 22, 2013.
>> Board gets congratulated for
>> meaningless vote — Sep. 19, 2013.
>> Common Core Vote … — Sep. 16, 2013.
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In the Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 edition of the Sun. That is today's edition. So it is NOT in the 'Past Issues' archive. As such I can't give you a link as yet. You will have to go to the home page and track it down from there.

In the Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 edition of the Sun. That is today’s edition. So it is NOT in the ‘Past Issues’ archive. As such I can’t give you a link as yet. You will have to go to the home page and track it down from there.


This person is basically saying what I said earlier today.

This standard is innocuous.

The people who oppose it are doing it for purely political ideological reasons
or as is the case with one poor, hangdog soul because he is pussywhipped by his wife.


Concern #3

Refer to this post for Concerns #1 & #2.

Shaker Regional School District June 2013 Newsletter. Click to access.

Shaker Regional School District June 2013 Newsletter. Click image to ENLARGE. Click link below to access the Newsletter.

Click to access Newsletter.

Guess WHO teaches at this School District?

So how come HE is going along meekly at Shaker?

How come he hasn’t stood up and opposed CC at Shaker?


Has Anybody Bothered To Go And Look At The Common Core Standards Voted Down By The Dysfunctional Alton School Board?

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Anura Guruge


Related recent posts:
>> Common sense on Common Core
>>Sep. 22, 2013.
>> Board gets congratulated for
>> meaningless vote — Sep. 19, 2013.
>> Common Core Vote … — Sep. 16, 2013.
>> How come no ACS teachers attended
>> … — Aug. 10, 2013.

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Click to access ... you can get ALL of the current standards here.

Click to access … you can get ALL of the current standards here.


I am totally and utterly convinced beyond a shadow a doubt that all those around here that vehemently oppose ‘Common Core’ have no idea, whatsoever, as to what they are opposing!

They are opposing something because they think it came from D.C. and that Microsoft is behind it.

But, just look at what the standards are. They are BUT damn guidelines that say these are what kids should know at this grade. Just motherhood and apple pie stuff.

Here is A STANDARD: “Interpret a multiplication equation as a comparison, e.g., interpret 35 = 5 × 7 as a statement that 35 is 5 times as many as 7 and 7 times as many as 5.”

What is YOUR problem with that?

Coming up with standards like that isn’t easy. It is NOT something that can be done on the fly. It takes years. That is why CC isn’t a bad thing.

Yesterday’s, i.e., September 26, 2013, ‘editorial’ (but lets face it you can’t have a socially inept, sports writer writing editorials) in the shameless ‘The Braysider‘ about Alton’s CC vote was abject proof of it. They have NO IDEA what a standard is.

But, it got me thinking. That is why I am showing you how to look at THE STANDARDS. IF it is easier for YOU start with the standards for the lower grades, e.g., Grade 2, where one of the standards is: “Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one- and two-step word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem”. Any questions? Is there anything sinister in that?

So a few things continue to bother me about the inane, meaningless
vote taken by the Alton Central School (ACS) Board on September 16, 2013.


Concern #1

The Alton Central superintendent, the Alton Central Principal, the Alton Central  TEACHERS representative (Mr. Richard Kirby) & Carol Locke, Principal of Gilmanton School were in favor of Common Core. They made that very, very clear.

But, Terri Noyes and Krista Argiropolis voted against CC.

So, lets look at this: 1 superintendent, 2 principals & the majority of ACS TEACHERS for CC.

Terri Noyes and Krista Argiropolis AGAINST CC — and given that democracy was at work they prevailed.

Does anybody KNOW the educational and professional credentials of Terri Noyes and Krista Argiropolis?

I am NOT even sure whether between them they can come up with 4 years of College. I could be wrong. I have asked the Superintendent, William (Bill) Lander, so far with no avail, to let me know what the educational credentials of these two women are.

BUT, one thing has to be sure. They CAN NOT be better educated on the issue they voted on THAN 1 superintendent, 2 principals & the majority of ACS TEACHERS.

So mull that over. 1 superintendent, 2 principals & the majority of ACS TEACHERS override, roughshod, by two women who from what I can see could have questionable math skills.


Concern #2

I was told, at a prior Board meeting, within the last 3 months, that a previous Board, within the last 2.5 years,
APPROVED the school going ahead with CC.

As far as I know Terri Noyes and Krista Argiropolis have been on the ACS Board forever and a day. I am sure they were there 2.5 years ago.

I would love to know how they voted at that meeting that APPROVED CC.

Did they vote ‘Yes’ for it BEFORE changing their mind now and voting ‘No’.

IF we had a more responsive  Superintendent I would be able to get this information from him. But, he doesn’t cooperate.

But, I will persevere.


Common Sense Advice To Alton Central School (ACS) Parents On ‘Common Core’ On Meredith.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Anura Guruge


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>> Board gets congratulated for
>> meaningless vote — Sep. 19, 2013.
>> Common Core Vote … — Sep. 16, 2013.
>> How come no ACS teachers attended
>> … — Aug. 10, 2013.

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From Saturday, September 21, 2013 'Laconia Daily Sun'. It has not been posted on its 'Past Issues' archive. So I can't give you the link. You will have to track it down. Clicking on image will, however, take you to the 'Laconia Sun' Website.

From Saturday, September 21, 2013 ‘Laconia Daily Sun’. It has not been posted on its ‘Past Issues’ archive. So I can’t give you the link. You will have to track it down. Clicking on image will, however, take you to the ‘Laconia Sun’ Website.


I will be e-mailing Mr. William ‘Bill’ Lander, the Superintendent shortly, for clarification of the stated NECAP rating mentioned above. I have heard so many variants and I want to make sure that these are the LATEST and do not relate to prior years.

I do not know this ‘McCarthy’ though I did know of another when I lived in Meredith.

Good, common sense letter.

Drives me NUTS that ACS parents are not getting involved in this vital ‘Common Core’ debate.

The poor teachers, who to their credit, stood up and expressed their support for ‘Common Core’, at the meeting at which this inane vote was taken (albeit at my provocative instigation), have been kicked, painfully, in the nuts! [Yes, that is a figure of speech and is not meant to be literal.]

Puts the Principal, Sydney Leggett, in an unenviable position — though that probably doesn’t phase her a jot since she is combative by nature. This was HER ‘Obamacare’. Ever since she came to Alton this was her signature tune. I remember her talking 2 years ago of CC. She has told us that she had approval from a prior board. We will have to check. But right now she looks like she has gone rogue and implemented this CC-based ‘program’ without the Board’s backing — though that is NOT supposed to happen.

I am hearing some very interesting and strange things about two of the Board Members. I need to visit the Town Hall and look at the tax rolls. I knew that one of them had their house foreclosed earlier this year. Now I am being told that it is NOT ONE but TWO! If that is the case 40% of this Board, JUST THIS YEAR, have run foul of some of the most basic of fiscal responsibilities. WOW. I hope this is not true.

Cracks me up. Where are the so called ‘Friends of Alton School‘?

Common Core is more important that renovating the buildings. But where is the outrage? Where are the pamphlets? Where are the signs? Just dead silence.

Alton Central School (ACS) Board Members Get Congratulated For Their (Meaningless) Common Core Vote.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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>> Common Core Vote … — Sep. 16, 2013.
>> How come no ACS teachers attended
>> … — Aug. 10, 2013.

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Letter pags on September 19, 2013 Laconia Sun. Can't give you the exact link because they only provide link for past issues. So you have to go to home page and access today's paper.

Letter pags on September 19, 2013 Laconia Sun. Can’t give you the exact link because they only provide link for past issues. So you have to go to home page and access today’s paper.


Wow.

Fame at last. I expect to see Carlos, a season broadcaster and stage performer, on Fox News one of these nights.

The FED is the toast of the world today — of all days. But, that is beside the point.

I wish these people would include all the letters they have earned after their names when they write about matters related to education.

I actually e-mailed the Superintendent, William (Bill) Lander, on this yesterday.

I, for one, would like to know the educational credentials of two of the board members that voted against CC — without actually working out what they were voting against.

I really hope that they have at least some College education.

C’est la vie.

Anura Guruge
B. Sc. (Hons.) Computer Technology — University of Wales, 1974
M.Sc. (with Distinction) Computer Science, University of London, 1979