Caffeinated Thoughts Radio – 6-21-14

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Faith McDonnell with the Institute on Religion and Democracy discusses Meriam Ibrahim; Kate Bryan with American Principles Project discusses Common Core.

Bobby Jindal Orders Louisiana Out of Common Core

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Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) said he wants Louisiana out of the Common Core State Standards Initiative and its contract with their assessment consortium PARCC.

Latino Conservative Leader: Congress & Obama Have Ignored People of Puerto Rico

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Washington, D.C. – Prominent statehood leader, Dr. Ricardo Rossello, filed a complaint today before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights against the Obama administration, the Governor of Puerto Rico and the legislature of the island, arguing that they have failed to recognize the results of the state plebiscite, held on November 6, 2013, through which […]

Grassroots Groups Push NGA Chair Mary Fallin to End Common Core

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Several grassroots groups are urging Gov. Mary Fallin (R-OK), Chair of the National Governors Association, to end the Common Core State Standards Initiative

Common Core Debated in the Iowa House

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(Des Moines, IA) There were two subcommittee meetings scheduled on Wednesday in the Iowa House to discuss bills that address the Common Core State Standards.  Wednesday morning a subcommittee consisting of State Representatives Sandy Salmon (R-Denver), Josh Brynes (R-Osage), and Cindy Winckler (D-Davenport) met to discuss HF 2141 a bill that would direct the Iowa […]

9.7 Million Twitter Users Reached During #StopCommonCore Twitter Rally

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9,788,450 Twitter users to #StopCommonCore to call on ordinary citizens to join and lobby for repeal of Common Core State Standards.

ALEC Delays Vote on Anti-Common Core Model Resolution

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I’m not surprised, but disappointed by the American Legislative Exchange Council executive board decision yesterday to delay their vote on a anti-common core resolution proposed by the American Principles Project, Goldwater Institute, and Washington Policy Center last summer. American Principles Project sent out a press release on the vote: Washington, DC – Today, the board […]