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To the editor: Antonio Villaraigosa asks"Why are teachers unions so opposed to change?"(July 21). I would like to know why Mr. Villaraigosa is so opposed to learning the facts about American schools and the Common Core. VillaraigosaShow More Summary

Slate: Can Common Core Make It Anywhere?

Writing at Slate, David Weigel notes that, “in a very short time, opposition to Common Core has evolved from a fringe Republican position that blue-staters laugh at to a position that clearly wins out in blue New York.” Ultimately, Weigel...Show More Summary

Glenn Beck Compares Common Core To Slavery

From the July 21 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Sean Hannity Show: Previously: Fox Hosts Glenn Beck To Plug His Anti-Common Core Movie The 8 Most Ridiculous Attacks On Public Education In Glenn Beck's New Book Beck: "Thought Police" Prevent Me From Saying 'Fag The New Nigger'

TURNcoats Meet in Rosemont, IL to Promote Common Core

TURN is hosting a regional summer CCSS conference July 28-29 in Rosemont, Illinois. Both NEA and AFT have representation and Fresno, CA and Nashville, TN seem heavily represented. Of course, their intellectual relic, Patrick Dolan, will be there to explain how those on the bottom should properly collaborate with those on top. Show More Summary

2016 Conservatives Take the Common Core Test

The state standards are becoming a defining issue for GOP presidential hopefuls

Scott Walker Wants Wisconsin To Repeal Common Core, Opponents Call Move Political

Scott Walker wants to repeal Common Core educational standards in his state, the latest Republican governor to oppose the controversial program. Walker is trying to have Wisconsin join in Indiana, Oklahoma, and South Carolina in dropping out of Common Core. North Carolina has also passed a measure to establish new state standards apart from Common

7 Major Differences between No Child Left Behind and Common Core/Race to the Top

1. Focus of Accountability: Schools or Teachers Under No Child Left Behind (NCLB), schools and school districts were held accountable based on student scores. Under Common Core/Race to the Top (CC/RttT), teachers are to be held accountable based on varying percentages of student scores from state to state. Show More Summary

THE PUSHBACK IS BIPARTISAN: Zephyr Teachout Blasts Andrew Cuomo on Common Core. “The root problem …

THE PUSHBACK IS BIPARTISAN: Zephyr Teachout Blasts Andrew Cuomo on Common Core. “The root problem with Common Core is that it is undemocratic. It is a scheme conceived and heavily promoted by a handful of distant and powerful actors. Here in New York, it was adopted with insufficient input from local teachers, parents, school boards [...]

Does Common Core-related curriculum want your family health info?

By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter MADISON, Wis. – For Marcia Alder, one of the more troubling aspects of the Common Core State Standards is what she sees as the nationalized benchmarks’ intrusiveness. Alder, mother of three students in the West Bend public school system and outspoken critic of Common Core, says one of her...

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert Asks State AG to Reexamine Adoption of Common Core Standards

As more governors enact legislation to remove their states from the controversial Common Core standards, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert (R) said Thursday he will ask his state’s attorney general to reexamine Utah’s adoption of them in 2010, including any federal entanglements that may have been involved. Show More Summary

Scott Walker seeks to rid Wisconsin of Common Core

Effort to repeal education standards failed earlier this year in the state

How For-Profit Publishing and the Common Core Hurt Kids

Like the majority of Americans, I think that a common curriculum would be a good idea, since it would help students who move from school to school (and these students are disproportionately poor). My major quarrel with the Common Core–and … Continue reading ?

Walker: Repeal Common Core

By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter MADISON, Wis. – Joy and jubilation. That was the response late Thursday from opponents of the controversial Common Core State Standards after Gov. Scott Walker announced he wants Wisconsin to do away with the nationalized education template. Walker’s statement was short and direct. “Today, I call on the members...

SBOE Ken Mercer on Beating Common Core AP US History in Texas

DALLAS, Texas--National Review commentator Stanley Kurtz put Texas "at the forefront of the resistance" in fighting the new Common Core aligned AP US History (APUSH). Now all eyes are on Texas to lead the way out of APUSH in a state that didn't even adopt the Common Core State Standards. Show More Summary

Scott Walker Calls on Wisconsin Legislature to Repeal Common Core

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) called on state lawmakers Thursday to pass a bill in January that would repeal the Common Core standards and replace them with “standards set by people in Wisconsin.” According to the Wisconsin State Journal,...Show More Summary

North Carolina Governor To Sign Bill Replacing Common Core Standards

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) issued a statement Wednesday that he will sign a bill passed by his state’s legislature to review and replace the Common Core standards. As reports, grassroots groups of parents have pressed North Carolina lawmakers to repeal the Common Core standards. Show More Summary

Female field scientists commonly face sexual harassment, study finds

Field-based research is a core component of study for earth disciplines at the university level. It requires living away from home or campus, often in a remote or foreign area. A study released Wednesday has raised unsettling questions...Show More Summary

Journalism: Virginian-Pilot Wins Common Core Grant

Among several news outlets awarded a Knight Foundation "prototype" grant is the Viginian-Pilot: Pilot for School by The Virginian-Pilot (Project lead: Shawn Day): Building a targeted digital system that will allow Virginia teachers to...Show More Summary

NJ Parent Groups Blast Chris Christie's Common Core Executive Order

Grassroots parent groups that oppose the Common Core standards are blasting New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) for issuing an executive order Monday that creates a handpicked study commission to make recommendations by 2015 on the effectiveness of the assessments tied to the standards. Show More Summary

From The Left: How About School Choice In Public Schools?

As the ongoing Common Core argument has taught us, there are few issues that get people talking and debating more than K-12 education. There are very few undisputed truths in education. First off, our education system has made our country great. If you are reading this, you have many teachers to thank. Education is at...

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