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Andrew Cuomo Says He’ll Delay Using Common Core Scores for Five Years

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said in a campaign ad yesterday that he will delay using Common Core assessment scores for five years and then only if New York children are ready. 

Ben Carson Has (Grassroots) Game in Iowa

We are more than a year away from the Iowa Caucus and one prospective candidate can already claim to have  significant grassroots game before he even really sets foot in the state to run. 

Ben Carson Has (Grassroots) Game in Iowa

We are more than a year away from the Iowa Caucus and one prospective candidate can already claim to have  significant grassroots game before he even really sets foot in the state to run. 

Sugar must be chasing squirrels in a dream. I wanted to catch this on video for awhile now.

(Video) Parents and Teachers Speak Out Against Common Core in SW Louisiana

This video wasn’t available when I blogged about the town hall attended by 800 concerned parents and citizens in Calcasieu Parish.  

The Common Core Opposition Video Georgia Lawmakers Won’t See in Committee

Below is a great video produced by members of Georgia’s grassroots Common Core opposition and a professional videographer. 

"And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist." - Colossians 1:17, NKJV

"And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist." - Colossians 1:17, NKJV

Caffeinated Thought of the Day: Loving Sinners

We put so much stock in politics that we often lose the forest through the trees.  The point of being salt and light in the midst of a culture that is becoming more hostile to people of faith is being a witness for Jesus.  

Caffeinated Thought of the Day: Loving Sinners

We put so much stock in politics that we often lose the forest through the trees.  The point of being salt and light in the midst of a culture that is becoming more hostile to people of faith is being a witness for Jesus.  

The Power of a Simple Gift

The Power of a Simple Gift

Franklin Graham, Samaritan's Purse President, distributing presents to kids.

Franklin Graham, Samaritan’s Purse President, distributing presents to kids.

For several years my family and I have had the privilege and joy to participate with Operation Christmas Child (OCC).  OCC is a ministry of Samaritan’s Pursethat distributes approximately 100 million shoebox gifts to children all over the world.  Receiving a  gift may not sound like much, but many of these children would…

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Donald Trump in Iowa: Next President Needs to Be Great, Not Just Good

(West Des Moines, IA) New York business mogul Donald Trump visited Iowa to headline a fundraiser for Congressman Steve King (R-IA) held in West Des Moines, IA.  

Donald Trump stumped for Congressman Steve King today, nobody was fired.

Donald Trump stumped for Congressman Steve King today, nobody was fired.

Education Lessons from Finland

Education Lessons from Finland

Photo credit: Jan Leineberg (Public Domain)

Photo credit: Jan Leineberg (Public Domain)

America’s education reform efforts are going the wrong direction with an out-of-control testing culture, poor academic standards seen in the Common Core and a push for kids to go to school at earlier ages.  I recently read an op/ed by Pasi Sahlberg.  Sahlberg is visiting professor at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education and former director…

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"As for God, His way is perfect; The word of the Lord is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him." - Psalm 18:30, NKJV

"As for God, His way is perfect; The word of the Lord is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him." - Psalm 18:30, NKJV

@mo_withtheflow did a little dance.

Network Fall Drama: Martha and the Green Beans (at Grace Church of Des Moines)

Network Fall Drama: Martha and the Green Beans (at Grace Church of Des Moines)