Category: Common Core

N.J. GOP Assemblyman demands PARCC spying investigation

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog At least one Republican is demanding answers after it was revealed that Pearson and the New Jersey Department of Education were monitoring students’ social media activity during the Assessment of Readiness for College Read More

Ledger snubs former reporter’s viral PARCC story

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog It’s funny what passes for news these days, Save Jerseyans. Right now, as of this writing, the top story on NJ.com concerns a man whose family vacation was allegedly ruined by a Read More

SHOCK CLAIM: Allegation of NJDOE/Pearson monitoring PARCC test takers’ social media activity goes viral

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Wow if true, Save Jerseyans.  The explanatory article is here but the website is experiencing capacity problems. Understandably! For those who don’t know, FYI, Bob Braun is decidedly-left wing former Star-Ledger education reporter and Read More

Christie: “I’m not gonna kill PARCC before we even take PARCC”

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Despite moderating his rhetoric in support of the Common Core curriculum standards, Save Jerseyans, Governor Chris Christie defiantly refused to condemn controversial PARCC testing at Wednesday’s town hall appearance in Fair Lawn. “We are Read More

Bill to limit N.J. standardized testing passes Assembly Panel

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Your little Save Jerseyans might get to spend more time learning instead of test-taking next year. Assembly Republican BettyLou DeCroce’s A-3079 was approved by the Assembly Education Committee on Thursday; if it becomes law, the Read More

Christie walking back support for Common Core?

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Governor Chris Christie’s decision to reevaluate PARCC testing is nothing new, Save Jerseyans, but his rhetoric where the inextricably-linked Common Core issue is concerned has definitely changed.  In case you missed it, Read More

Guv Promises New PARCC Approach

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Both sides of the aisle have big problems with Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) testing, Save Jerseyans, so during an under-reported exchange at last week’s town hall meeting in Haddon Heights, Read More