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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Parents Not Involved In Academic Process Makes Common Core Illegal

According to a recent article on South Carolina Watchdog Website, The Nerve:

State law requires that before changes are made to state educational standards and assessment tests, a group of parents, business and industry representatives, community leaders and educators must review the proposals. 
… The South Carolina State Education Accountability Act of 1998 (Section 59-18-350 of the S.C. Code of Laws) says the SBE, “in consultation with” the EOC, “shall provide for a cyclical review by academic area of the state standards and assessments to ensure that the standards and assessments are maintaining high expectations for learning and teaching.”
At one of the recent Pickens County School District "Ask Anything Meetings" … Superintendent Dr. Kelly Pew gave an opening speech stating that "stakeholders" were involved in the process of Common Core implementation.

When questioned who stakeholders were by Philip Smith of Conservatives Of The Upstate, Pew responded …
"Stakeholders are students, parents, teachers, administration, business, government, and non governmental organizations."
Mr. Smith followed up …
"As a parent, I was not consulted ... I have not spoken to any parents that were consulted about Common Core implementation."
Pew responded …
"Parents were not on the level of stakeholder we consulted."

Philip didn't say anything to that, what was there to say?


1 comment:

  1. A parent should be the MOST IMPORTANT stakeholder.



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