Category Archives: Federal Legislation

Common Core a Huge Hurdle to Education Deal #stopcommoncore #ccss

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

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Alexander stakes out course as head of Senate Ed Committee

The Tennessean- After his lopsided re-election victory, Lamar Alexander is poised to become chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee in the new GOP-led Senate, opening a path for Republicans to pounce on a cornerstone education policy … Continue reading

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Obama Goal: Total Federal Takeover of Education #stopcommoncore

The Report Card - By NEAL MCCLUSKEY For far too long a big part of the Common Core debate has been about establishing simple fact: the federal government provided serious coercion to get states to adopt the Core, and the Core’s creators asked for such arm twisting. Indeed, just yesterday, Andy … Continue reading

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HULTGREN PRESSES WHITE HOUSE ON COMMON CORE COERCION #stopcommoncore

Illinois Review - WASHINGTON DC - The Common Core curriculum standards debate raised its head at the U.S. Capitol this week when during a hearing on the President’s budget priorities Illinois Congressman Randy Hultgren asked a question of a White … Continue reading

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ACTION ALERT: Chuck Grassley Leads Effort to Defund Common Core in U.S. Senate #stopcommoncore

ACTION ALERT:  Please contact your US Senators and request that they sign Senator Chuck Grassley’s letter to defund Department of Education actions which coerce states into the Common Core State Standards. The deadline for Senators to sign the letter is … Continue reading

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Common Core End Game #stopcommoncore

CATO Institute - By NEAL MCCLUSKEY, For far too long a big part of the Common Core debate has been aboutestablishing simple fact: the federal government provided serious coercion to get states to adopt the Core, and the Core’s creators asked for such arm twisting. Indeed, just yesterday, Andy Smarick … Continue reading

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Congressional Opposition Mounts Against Common Core #stopcommoncore

The Blaze - A week after nine GOP senators introduced a resolution opposing the Common Core state education standards, House Republicans have taken up the cause, with a total of 43 members signing on to a measure. Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) introduced … Continue reading

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