Category Archives: Common Core

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Fred Sauer Prevails in Common Core Suit Against Gov. Nixon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Contact: (314) 854-1305 Missouri Court Rules That the “Interstate Consortium” Implementing Common Core Assessments Is Unconstitutional Jefferson City, Missouri. On February 24, 2015, the Circuit Court for Cole County, Missouri ruled in favor of Missouri taxpayer plaintiffs Fred N. Sauer, Anne Gassel, and Gretchen Logue in their constitutional


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Common Core: Fighting For America’s Future

As parents and concerned teachers across the nation continue to raise objections to Common Core, stressing the need for local control of education, more than one prominent political commentator has weighed in on the issue. In an excellent op-ed published in the Washington Post, George Will gave a brief summary of Lamar Alexander’s history in


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Missouri Court Temporarily Blocks State’s Payment of Membership Fees to Common Core-Aligned Interstate Consortium

Jefferson City, Missouri.  On November 25, 2014, the Circuit Court for Cole County, Missouri issued an order temporarily blocking the State of Missouri from paying membership fees to the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, an interstate consortium drafting assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards.  Missouri taxpayer plaintiffs Fred N. Sauer, Anne Gassel, and Gretchen


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Common Core: Fred Sauer Sues Governor Nixon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Contact: (314) 854-1305 Common Core: Fred Sauer Sues Governor Nixon On September 12, 2014, the lawsuit Sauer v. Nixon was filed in Cole County Circuit Court. The lawsuit challenges payment of $4.3 million of Missouri taxpayer funds to the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, an entity implementing tests aligned


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