Wall Street Journal to Bush: Just Change Common Core’s Name

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As follow-up to my article on Jeb Bush yesterday I wanted to highlight Susan Berry’s piece at Breitbart News.  She focused on the Wall Street Journal’s editorial (pay wall) on Jeb Bush’s announcement he was going to “seriously explore” running for President.  She wrote: The Wall Street Journal editorial board took a turn at Jonathan Gruber’s strategy […]

Common Core Fights Brewing in Statehouses Across the Country

West Virginia State Capitol Building - Charleston, WV
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The Washington Post gives a preview of state house fights over Common Core that are on the horizon after the GOP wave. Strategists involved in the state-by-state fight against the national K-12 math and reading benchmarks say conservative legislators will introduce or have introduced legislation in dozens of states that will target individual components of […]

Jeb Bush, Common Core, and the 2016 Presidential Race

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Former Governor Jeb Bush (R-FL) announced that he would “actively explore” a campaign for President yesterday.  As I’ve said before this will be an issue that dings him.  Some have tried to downplay Common Core as an electoral issue by judging how it played during the 2014 midterm elections.  This ignores the impact it is […]

Wisconsin Lawmakers Discuss Common Core Opt-Out


Wisconsin Republican lawmakers are backing away from discussion of repealing the Common Core instead allowing schools to opt-out and use their own standards,

What Common Core Has Done to Massachusetts


Jamie Gass and Charles Chieppo with the Pioneer Institute highlight in an op/ed in the Worcester News & Telegram how Common Core has impacted education in Massachusetts who once led the nation in K-12 education. It isn’t pretty.  They write:  Following the landmark 1993 Education Reform Act that provided public schools with a massive infusion of […]