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
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
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'
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
The state standards are becoming a defining issue for GOP presidential hopefuls
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
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 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 [...]
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...
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
Effort to repeal education standards failed earlier this year in the state
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 ?
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...
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
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 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 wral.com reports, grassroots groups of parents have pressed North Carolina lawmakers to repeal the Common Core standards. Show More Summary
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
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
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
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...