Ted Cruz Calls for Common Core Repeal

After news of the Republican wave last night that led to the GOP reclaiming control of the U.S. Senate, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) called on the Republican-majority Senate to repeal the Common Core. “Now is the time to honor the 10th Amendment and repeal Common Core,” Cruz said. Watch here or below. This is […]

Common Core Common Sense: Why It’s Illiberal and Unconstitutional

By Dr. Daniel B. Coupland On May 29th, 2009, Arne Duncan, the new Secretary of Education for the Obama Administration, gave a speech at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. In the speech, he said, We want to raise the bar dramatically in terms of high standards. What we have had as a country, […]

Debunking Misconceptions: “The Common Core is State-Led”

I thought that I would start a series on common misconceptions related to the Common Core State Standards.  I don’t know how frequently I’ll come back to this series, but as these misconceptions come up or as I hear them I want to address them.  The first is one that I hear quite frequently and […]

Returning Educational Policy to the States Empowers Parents and Restores the Constitution

Jane Robbins, a senior fellow with American Principles in Action,  had a piece published at The Public Discourse which was part of their 2012 Election Symposium.  Her thesis: Presidential candidates in the 2012 election must be prepared to protect the interests of parents and children nationwide by rolling back the progressive education agenda and returning […]

Tom Pauken on the Decentralization of Discretionary Spending

Tom Pauken, author of Bringing America Home and chair of the Texas Workforce Commission, discussed the decentralization of discretionary spending during a speech at the Eastside Conservative Club in Altoona, IA.  He mainly discusses education spending. Texans seem to understand the federalist position in regards to education intuitively.

Newt Gingrich on Education

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich joined us on our Saturday stop on the Iowa Tea Party Bus Tour in Indianola.  He answered a couple of our questions regarding education: Regarding federal involvement in education: If I’m the nominee we’ll have a contract with America and we’ll have seven major bills.  One of the […]