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

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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 […]

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,

Race to the Top Loses All Funding in ‘Cromnibus’

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Personally I’m not a fan of huge spending bills of any type.  That said, Valarie Strauss pointed out the silver lining for me, when she reported that Race to the Top lost all its funding in 2015. In fiscal year 2014, Race to the Top was given $250 million, according to this legislation summary, for […]

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 […]