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Jeb Bush Staking His CorpEd Business Model on "Abject Failure" from Common Core Tests

My favorite part of this Bush clip from 2013 is this unintended candor, where Bush admits the purpose of the Common Core tests is to demonstrate "abject failure": When the NGA and NCSSO came together to approve Common Core, "there was...Show More Summary

Common Core Debate Devolves Into Pie Throwing Before Session Even Starts

There’s going to be a fight over Common Core in the upcoming legislative session, and judging by the way the battles lines are being drawn, it promises to be one of the ugliest political brawls of the session. Below is an email exchange among lawmakers and the North Dakota Chamber of Commerce prompted by an...

School brainwashing kids into Islam with vocabulary exercises, angry Florida woman says in viral video

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Farmville Central High School in North Carolina is coming under fire for what conservatives believe is an attempt to indoctrinate children into the Muslim faith using Common Core vocabulary exercises. Fox News commentator Todd Starnes attacked the school on behalf of anonymous parents he spoke to....

United Opt Out Declares "The #PublicEdRevolution will not be on FB"

From United Opt Out: We, at UOO, have been saying for over a year now that the 2014-2015 school year is the tipping point. With PARCC, SBAC and other common core tests rearing their ugly heads this year we know that the time is prime for corp. Show More Summary

A primer on the divisive issue that may cost Jeb Bush the Republican nomination: Common Core

One of the big reasons that some Republicans suggest that former Florida governor Jeb Bush isn't conservative enough to be the party's presidential nominee is his longtime support for Common Core, a set of standards that lays out the skills students should have acquired by the end of each school year -- from kindergarten through high school. Show More Summary

Here’s who got the biggest Gates Foundation education grants for 2014

Bill Gates is famous for many things, including spending hundreds of millions of dollars to develop, promote and defend the Common Core State Standards. In 2014, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awarded millions more for the Core, plus other issues in the education world. Along with the Common Core, the big winners in terms […]

Here’s who got the biggest Gates Foundation education grants for 2014

Bill Gates is famous for many things, including spending hundreds of millions of dollars to develop, promote and defend the Common Core State Standards. In 2014, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awarded millions more for the Core, plus other issues in the education world. Along with the Common Core, the big winners in terms […]

Common Core Standards Include Islamic Vocabulary

Parents in Farmville, North Carolina want to know why their children were given a Common Core vocabulary assignment in an English class that promoted the Prophet Muhammad and the Islamic faith.

What’s in a political name?

(Paul Mirengoff) I am unenthusiastic about Jeb Bush as a presidential candidate for several reasons: his position on immigration reform, his position on the common core, and the fact that his last name will make him difficult to elect. Show More Summary

Thompson: Reject Cuomo's Common Core Duplicity

Early in my career, a lower level administrator tried to renege on a compromise deal. The top central office administrator only had one question: Did you shake hands on it? In other words, a deal is a deal. After he made it clear that the agreement would be honored, we had a constructive discussion on the issues in dispute. Show More Summary

AM News: Wisconsin Gov. Walker Backs Off Call For Common Core Repeal

Walker says he wants schools to have Common Core choice AP: Gov. Scott Walker is backing off his call for the Legislature to repeal Common Core academic standards, saying he simply wants to insure there is no mandate they be used. Cuomo:...Show More Summary

Wall Street Journal to Jeb: Don't Budge on Amnesty, Common Core

The pro-amnesty and open borders Wall Street Journal wants former Florida Governor Jeb Bush to not back down on Common Core and amnesty, the two issues that may represent the greatest divide between the bipartisan political class and Main Street. Show More Summary

Quotes: "Backwater" Issues Like Common Core Won't Sink Bush Chances

The back-burner nature of education issues is particularly true for Republican voters. In 2012, 84 percent of people who voted for Obama said education was "very" important to their vote. Just 52 percent of Romney voters said the same. -- Vox's Libby Nelson (Common Core won't sink Jeb Bush's presidential run)

Rand Paul Says Common Core Will Kill Jeb Bush in the Primaries. He's Right.

last weekNews : Reason

Now that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is "actively exploring" the possibility of running for president, his likely Republican competitors are actively exploring ways to discredit him. Sen. Rand Paul took the first shot on Tuesday, asserting...Show More Summary

Time: Common Core the 'One Issue' to 'Complicate Jeb Bush's Campaign'

Jeb Bush’s recent announcement that he will “explore” a presidential run in 2016 has led Time to pronounce the “one issue that will complicate his campaign” is Common Core. “Common Core now represents a kind of shorthand among Republicans,” writes Haley Sweetland Edwards. Show More Summary

The One Issue that Will Complicate Jeb Bush’s Campaign

Jeb Bush loves Common Core. The Republican base hates it. Bush’s announcement this morning that he plans to “explore the possibility of running for President of the United States” means that the Republican Party is going to have to sort out where it stands on this tinderbox of an issue. Common Core is a set…

Common Core Champion NYS Education Commissioner Resigns, Takes Post in Obama Administration

Common Core champion John King has resigned his post as the New York State education commissioner to take a job as senior adviser to U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan. "John is an extraordinary leader who has dedicated his life to...Show More Summary

Reid Blocks Cromnibus Measure Prohibiting Federal Mandate of Common Core Standards

Sen. David Vitter’s (R-LA) office told Breitbart News on Sunday that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) blocked out legislation attached to the “CRomnibus” bill that would have stopped the federal government from mandating that...Show More Summary

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