Bill Gates during a speech at the Council of the Great City Schools said he would spend another $1.7 Billion on education initiatives in public schools.
Jane Robbins: Jeb Bush is back in his natural environment of education foundations pushing the agendas of wealthy donors.
Sue Desmond-Hellmann, CEO of the Gates Foundation, said that the foundation underestimated the amount of resources needed to roll out Common Core.
The Cardinal Newman Society reports that they are being targeted by a Gates-funded lobbying group over their “Catholic is our Core” initiative. They write: Sara Pruzin, a state operations associate for the Council for a Strong America (CSA) and former communications intern for U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, unwittingly contacted a Cardinal Newman Society leader […]
I had to shake my head reading a piece by Stephanie Simon at Politico entitled “Moms winning the Common Core war.” The first statement that jumped out at me. But in a series of strategy sessions in recent months, top promoters of the standards have concluded they’re losing the broader public debate — and need […]
A friend shared with me this NBC News article on my Facebook wall. It discussed the #CanISee conference that was held in Austin, TX last month. It was titled “Meet America’s Most Hardcore Common Core Moms.” While I think most would consider that as a compliment, I’m not sure that the article’s author, Nona Willis […]
Below is a guest article written submitted by Judi Caler, a mom, grandma, and activist from Nevada City, CA. McLaughlin’s Common Core Poll Was Propaganda, Not News: Why didn’t the Media Say So? By Judi Caler During the first week in May, the media reported the results of a poll conducted by Republican pollster John […]
Usually most newspaper editorials are barely worthy of lining bird cages, but I wanted to point out three editorials I recently read on the Common Core that can be elevated beyond that status. The Ft. Wayne (IN) News-Sentinel recently published (and I love the headline) “Federalism is still the best way to approach education.” Yes, […]