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Faulkner County Tea Party to host Common Core debate

Posted: July 15, 2014 - 9:55am

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The Faulkner County Tea Party will host a debate on Common Core, Thursday July 24 at 7 p.m. at the McGee Center in Conway

Pro-Common Core: Gary Newton is the first president and CEO of Arkansas Learns-a nonprofit, nonpartisan private sector alliance of employers, parents and citizens dedicated to excellence in education. Gary is the former executive VP of Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce. He is married and resides in Little Rock with his wife and children.

Con-Common Core: Karen Lamoreaux is the author of “No Choice, No Voice: Something’s Rotten to the Core”. She travels with other individuals around the state and nationally educating other parents about the realities of Common Core. She is working toward its repeal by the Arkansas Legislature. She advocates for the preservation of parental rights as well as states rights in education. She is married and mother of three and a small business owner. She lives in Maumelle with her family.

The Log Cabin will be on site and will provide a live feed of the debate.

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Lilly03
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Lilly03 07/15/14 - 10:22 am
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Would be worthy of a 2nd event.....

This sounds like a good event that would interest many parents.
However, while no time is perfect to host an event, this short notice might not draw a large crowd.
There is a charity event that night that's been set much longer, ball teams still in tournaments and people still squeezing in vacations.
Early to mid-August before school starts would be an excellent time to catch people.
Hopefully the Log Cabin will do a great job of reporting this event and maybe the presenters would consider a 2nd event (before or after school begins)

fdsjfsdjfsda543543543
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fdsjfsdjfsda543543543 07/15/14 - 03:51 pm
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common core isn't perfect, But....

This lady is just peddling her book. Let me guess, this is another conspiracy by Obama to (fill in the blank)!

Standards in education are too low. Just because your kid can't hack it in math class doesn't mean the standards need to be lowered. Common core is tough. Kids who did fine with the old standards may not do as well with the new. Yes, even middle class white people have to prove their worth.

Limit the video games, tv, screen time etc. Quit feeding your kids junk and fast food. Make your kids eat their vegetables and go to bed at a decent hour on school nights. Be a parent. Realize that school is work. Life requires effort be successful.

We don't need to join the chickensheets in Oklahoma in being afraid of real educational standards.

conwaygerl
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conwaygerl 07/15/14 - 04:39 pm
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Common Core

Old way
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Common Core way

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88890+10 =88900
88900+100 =89000
89000+1000=90000
90000+9000=99000
99000+900 =99900
99900+90 =99990
99990+9 =99999

2+10+100+1000+9000+900+90+9= 11111

ARVoiceofLogic
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ARVoiceofLogic 07/16/14 - 08:31 am
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Is that the common core way

Or is that a sensationalist first world activist post you "liked" on facebook?

The two teachers I know personally, both support these tougher standards.

conwaygerl
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conwaygerl 07/16/14 - 09:51 am
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no

It is common core method.

I never said there are no teachers supporting this, I was just giving an example of the common core subtraction method.

tracking wolf
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tracking wolf 07/16/14 - 12:45 pm
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that is funny because my

that is funny because my son's (who is in GT before you come back and say he can't hack it) teacher and the 5 teachers in my Sunday school class, who all support tougher standards, say that common core is awful & confusing to pupils and teachers alike. I guess it's just the teachers that you know, are the ones that like it, OR you just made that up.

fdsjfsdjfsda543543543
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fdsjfsdjfsda543543543 07/18/14 - 05:07 pm
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The fact that they go to

The fact that they go to Sunday school indicates an obvious lack of intelligence. Maybe they should pick another profession.

mikeng1994
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mikeng1994 07/16/14 - 10:51 am
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I don't get it. Does that

I don't get it. Does that make me an idiot? Rhetorical question CQ and dffhdskhfkdfkdsf, no answer needed!!! LOL

fdsjfsdjfsda543543543
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fdsjfsdjfsda543543543 07/16/14 - 11:11 am
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mikeng1994
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mikeng1994 07/16/14 - 12:01 pm
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I would have been

I would have been disappointed had you not.!!

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