Tag: Arne Duncan

NEA Calls for Arne Duncan’s Resignation

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on July 8, 2014 0 Comments
NEA Calls for Arne Duncan’s Resignation

Over the Independence Day weekend the Representative Assembly at the National Education Association’s (NEA) annual convention held in Denver approved a resolution that called for U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s resignation. Daily Caller has more: Another major factor behind the newly intense hostility to Duncan was his response to the Vergara v. California court ruling […]

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Take Time to Thank Bobby Jindal

Take Time to Thank Bobby Jindal

I find that activists tend to be really good at calling politicians on the carpet.  We get fired up and we go visit them at the statehouse, call, write, email, and/or hound them on social media. That is a healthy representative democracy in action.  Our elected officials govern by consent of the govern.  We must […]

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The Common Core Chess Game

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on June 13, 2014 3 Comments
The Common Core Chess Game

The following guest article was written by Dennis Ian who is a member of Stop Common Core in New York State. By Denis Ian Let’s play chess … because that’s exactly what the Gates and the Common Core pushers are doing. They’re on their heels. Some states … and some individual school districts … have […]

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Injecting Federal Control and Influence in Local School Administration

Filed in Federalized Education by on May 15, 2014 0 Comments
Injecting Federal Control and Influence in Local School Administration

The U.S. Department of Education has pushed for more and more centralization of education, they’ve injected their influence into educational standards through Race to the Top.  They have bypassed states through their District Race to the Top program.  They are not reaching out to school principals through the Principal Ambassador Fellowship program that has been […]

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Common Core State Standards Not Nevada’s Creation

Common Core State Standards Not Nevada’s Creation

By Karen Briske & Christina Leventis State-led, state-led, no really it was state-led! How many times have “We the People” been told the Common Core State Standards c. 2010 was a state-led process? How many times have “We the People” been told the adoption of the standards were voluntary (which, of course, begs the question […]

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Common Core & Data Collection

Filed in Privacy/SLDS by on April 7, 2014 3 Comments
Common Core & Data Collection

A particularly troubling aspect of the Common Core scheme is the emphasis on massive data-collection on students, and the sharing of that data for various purposes essentially unrelated to genuine education. U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has said: Hopefully, some day, we can track children from preschool to high school and from high […]

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CA School Sells Data for Money to Cover Arne Duncan Visit

Filed in Privacy/SLDS by on December 4, 2013 5 Comments
CA School Sells Data for Money to Cover Arne Duncan Visit

The San Diego Reader reports that Castle Park Middle School in Chula Vista, CA (part of Sweetwater Union High School District) spent well over $17,000 in preparation for a visit last September by U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan.  Apparently the district didn’t have the funds to cover the entire cost.  No worries, we have student […]

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Secretary Duncan, Yes Your Power Does Have Limits

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on November 27, 2013 0 Comments
Secretary Duncan, Yes Your Power Does Have Limits

Interesting piece in Politico this morning entitled, “Arne Duncan schooled in limits of power.”  In a nutshell – his policies don’t seem to be working and his political capital is spent. Here’s an excerpt: But the agenda he began to advance in 2009 has now hit serious roadblocks, highlighting the limits of federal power over […]

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Arne Duncan Makes Moms MAD

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on November 18, 2013 5 Comments
Arne Duncan Makes Moms MAD

Over the weekend in between speaking events in Western Kansas a group of us were discussing how the Common Core advocates are often labeled as “fringe” and part of the “tea party” when the opposition is far broader than that.  The consensus was surely they won’t go after moms will they? Arne Duncan went there.  […]

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Arne Duncan: All Sticks, No Carrots

Arne Duncan: All Sticks, No Carrots

Here is a little blurb on U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in “The Washington Flyer” a weekly email sent out by the American Association of Christian Schools that I thought was interesting. Education Secretary Loses Leverage in Second Term As Congressional gridlock continues throughout the second term of the Obama Administration, education analysts question […]

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