Common Core Fight Coming to Arkansas Legislature

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The Arkansas News Bureau reports that a fight is brewing in Little Rock over the Common Core State Standards.  Last year there was a resolution introduced State Representative Randy Alexander (R-Fayettevile) in the Arkansas House – HR 1007 along with a companion piece of legislation introduced in the Arkansas Senate State Senator Gary Stubblefield (R-Branch) –  SR 4. […]

Resounding Books Releases Common Ground on Common Core

Resounding Books officially announced publication of Common Ground on Common Core an 18-essay volume from twenty top education experts and activists.

Common Core: The Government’s Classroom Webcast

If you missed last night’s webcast hosted by Family Research Council the archive is up. Guests included Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.), Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Dr. Sandra Stotsky of the University of Arkansas; Jane Robbins, Esq. of the American Principles Project; Dr. Neal McCluskey of the CATO Institute; and Will Estrada, Esq. of the Home […]

RNC Passes Resolutions on APUSH Changes & Stop Common Core Victories

The Republican National Committee passed two resolutions concerning education during their summer meeting.  The first deals with the rewrite of the AP U.S. History framework.  This was sponsored by Tamara Scott, National Committeewoman from Iowa, and was written with the help of Jane Robbins from American Principles Project.  It had six co-sponsors and it passed […]

#CaniSEE The Solution: Countering Common Core

The Heritage Foundation, Women on the Wall, Eagle Forum, and Voices Empower are co-sponsoring a conference in Austin, TX on June 20-21 called #CaniSee The Solution.  It is meant to be a counter-event to the PTA national convention being held in Austin on June 19th-22nd who has invited U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to keynote. […]

Cogs in the Machine: Big Data, Common Core, and National Testing

Pioneer Institute released another White Paper by Emmett McGroarty (Director of APP Education, American Principles Project), Joy Pullmann (managing editor of School Reform News and Research Fellow, Heartland Institute), and Jane Robbins (Senior Fellow, American Principles Project). Their synopsis: New technology allows advocates for education as workforce development to accomplish what has long been out […]

NGA Chair Gov. Mary Fallin Target of Campaign to End Common Core

American Principles Project, Eagle Forum, Concerned Women for America, Home School Legal Defense Association and several other grassroots conservative groups launched a campaign urging the Chair of the National Governors Association, Governor Mary Fallin (R-OK), to end the Common Core State Standards Initiative.  The NGA, along with the Council of Chief State School Officers, are […]

Education Reform Should Be Geared Towards Parents, Not Business

By Emmett McGroarty & Jane Robbins Sometimes a combatant in an ideological struggle says something that is refreshing, if disturbing, in its honesty. Such a declaration came recently from Billy Canary, president of the Business Council of Alabama. In explaining why legislators should embrace the Common Core, Mr. Canary said, “The business community is by […]

Common Core Opponents Rally in Georgia

There has been a concerned push over the last week to rid Georgia of the Common Core State Standards.  Northwest Georgia News covered a rally that was held last Tuesday at the Georgia State Capitol building.  The rally sponsored by Concerned Women for America of Georgia Legislative Action and American Principles in Action. Tuesday’s rally […]

Iowa Event: Common Core Forum in Des Moines

Concerned Women for America of Iowa is hosting a forum this Tuesday, February 11 starting at 6:30p.  It will be held at the Airport Holiday Inn & Conference Center (6111 Fleur Dr., Des Moines, IA). Those who attend can find out why the Republican National Committee and the Republican Party of Iowa passed a Resolution […]