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National Journal - Republicans and Democrats are in rare agreement that there is a deal to be had on sweeping education legislation. But first they face the near-impossible task of getting past two words that have become explosively controversial: Common … Continue reading
Washington Post - The Chicago Public Schools, the third largest system in the country, has decided to buck a mandate to give all its students a new Common Core test known as PARCC this school year, a decision that could … Continue reading
Chicago Tribune - By Diane Rado, Michelle Manchir and Juan Perez, Jr.Chicago Tribunecontact the reporters When students in DuPage County’s Lake Park High School District took a field test of Illinois’ new state exam last spring, the reaction stunned administrators: … Continue reading
REID BLOCKS CROMNIBUS MEASURE PROHIBITING FEDERAL MANDATE OF COMMON CORE STANDARDS #stopcommoncore #ccss
Breitbart - 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 states “adopt specific … Continue reading
Red State - There are many things to hate about Common Core standards. From convoluted, unsolvable math problems, to an increased reliance on soulless standardized testing, to a lack of local control and adaptation to individual circumstances, just about everyone … Continue reading
This past week, possible GOP 2016 presidential contender Jeb Bush doubled down on his support for the Common Core standards, scolding conservative critics of the controversial education reform by stating that he had “lost patience” with them and telling them … Continue reading
Truth in American Education - by Shane Vander Hart, I wrote yesterday that U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has decided (for now) not to take sides in a dispute between Chicago Public Schools and the Illinois Department of Education … Continue reading