Sep 09

Common Core Story

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Sep 08

Common Core, aka Next Gen or College & Career Readiness were not Developed by WV Teachers

A truly courageous & highly qualified teacher, Holly Branch, speaks about the Next Generation Standards, aka Common Core in WV. Refuting many of the assertions by Dr. Martirano, WV Superintendent of Schools, and Gayle Manchin; she lays out how WV Teachers did not develop “Next Generation” standards, they are “word-for-word” Common Core and they are …

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Sep 08

Even the teacher unions are now asking to get rid of Smarter Balanced Testing

Better late than never… Sadly, this terrible experiment has costs WV around $40 Million more in the last 2 years than valid, reliable testing would have costs. More importantly, it has cost 100’s of hours of classroom instruction time. Interestingly enough, Dale Lee stated, “the fact that the legislature was trying to circumvent the classroom …

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Sep 08

WV Budget

Please listen to my comments about the budget in WV.

Nov 17

Holly Branch speaks about Common Core Math in West Virginia

Nov 17

Education Town Hall Forum Complete Video


Education Forum

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Apr 28

Full Petition challenging “Smarter Balanced” in West Virginia

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF BERKELEY COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA Michael C. Folk, Pro Se Petitioner,                                                                   Case No. v. EARL R. TOMBLIN, in his official Capacity as Governor of West Virginia And MICHAEL J. MARTIRANO, in his official capacity as Superintendent of Schools And West Virginia Department of Education And WEST VIRGINIA BOARD OF EDUCATION And …

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Apr 27

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) Constitutionality Challenged in West Virginia

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release- April 27, 2015 Contacts: Delegate Mike Folk Email: or Cell: (304) 279-6797 State Delegate Files Brief to End Common Core Standardized Testing Martinsburg- West Virginia State Delegate Mike Folk (R-63) filed a brief with the Berkeley County Court today to immediately halt “Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium” State funding …

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Nov 04

Electric Utility Rates in WV: An Inconvenient Truth Most Democrats do not want to talk about! The impact of HB103, aka WV Cap & Trade!

West Virginia received 95% of our electric from Coal Fired power plants in 2013 according to the US Energy Information Administration. In 2009, West Virginia passed HB103, the Alternative and Renewable Portfolio Act. This law mandates that by 2025 WV must get 25% of our electric from “alternative” sources, but no more than 10% of …

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