Last weekend, on his HBO show Last Week Tonight, John Oliver spent eighteen minutes taking on standardized testing and Common Core.
What happens when a state legislator, a group of parents, or some policy or union group raises objections about the Common Core?
Below is a press release that was sent out by American Principles Project. Washington, DC – Today, the American Principles Project responded to a new ad aired for the National Education Association (NEA) and funded by Exxon Mobil. “It is ironic that Exxon is supporting the Common Core even though those standards undermine the goals […]
With Jane Robbins (below is an executive summary of a white paper written by Jane Robbins and myself) The American Legislative Exchange Council’s Public Sector Board of Directors must decide whether to uphold the Education Task Force’s approval of the Comprehensive Legislative Package Opposing the Common Core State Standards Initiative. The Task Force’s public-sector members […]
When it comes to light that corporations such as Google, Apple, and Microsoft are collecting personal data, Americans rightly raise Cain. But who notices when government does the same thing? The federal government is in the process of linking various databases of very personal information from a wide range of state and federal agencies. It […]
Or is he just jerking us around? This week the state senate of Utah joined the gathering protest against the federally coerced Common Core State Standards by passing a bill asserting state sovereignty to withdraw from the Common Core. Kudos to the state’s legislature for passing the bill and to Governor Herbert for his support […]