Shane Vander Hart: Why was President-elect Donald Trump, Vice President-elect Mike Pence and Betsy DeVos discussing setting higher national standards?
Neal McClusky asks this over at Cato @ Liberty: Proponents of national standards, as I’ve pointed out many times, have made a concerted effort to avoid attention as they’ve insidiously—and successfully—pushed the so-called Common Core on states. They’ve insisted the effort is “state led,” even though states didn’t create the standards and Washington coerced adoption through […]
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 […]
A new friend of mine, Ann Marie Banfield of Cornerstone Action in New Hampshire, during a town hall meeting in Manchester, NH, a little over a week ago was able to ask former Governor Mitt Romney (R-MA) his position on national education standards and the extending reach of the federal government into education. She said […]