Tag: Race to the Top

Parents and Citizens Are Key to Eradicating Federal Overreach Into Education

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on August 22, 2014 5 Comments
Parents and Citizens Are Key to Eradicating Federal Overreach Into Education

Conservative leaders who work with groups like BATS & AACTE would be able to gain support from a broad base of liberals & conservatives to curtail the DoED.

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Rick Perry Talks Common Core, Race to the Top

Rick Perry Talks Common Core, Race to the Top

I spoke with Texas Governor Rick Perry when he was at a business roundtable in Altoona, IA on Monday.  I asked him about Common Core and Race to the Top.  Perry was one of only two governors at the time to reject Race the Top funds (former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin was the other). “It’s […]

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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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Opt-Out of Common Core Now for the 2014-2015 School Year

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on April 23, 2014 7 Comments
Opt-Out of Common Core Now for the 2014-2015 School Year

Parental rights to raise children to respect the parent’s traditions and values have been under attack from many fronts including the U.S. Department of Education. The implementation of Common Core Standards undermines parental rights to make educational decisions for their children.  Now is the time for parents to protest this intrusion by opting their child […]

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Dissecting Mike Huckabee’s Statement on the Common Core

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on December 9, 2013 8 Comments
Dissecting Mike Huckabee’s Statement on the Common Core

Mike Huckabee during the monologue on his weekend show on Fox News addressed the topic of the Common Core State Standards and his position on it.  I watched with interest and some hope as I heard from some of his supporters that he was coming around to our side.  I left disappointed.  Not to say […]

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New York School Withdraws From Race to the Top Over Data Concerns

Filed in Privacy/SLDS by on October 28, 2013 0 Comments
New York School Withdraws From Race to the Top Over Data Concerns

The Poughkeepsie Journal reports that the Hyde Park (NY) Central School District is pulling out of the Race to the Top program due to concerns over student data.  They write: The district still must follow the newly implemented and controversial Common Core learning standards, said Douglas Hieter, Hyde Park’s board president. Hyde Park schools were […]

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16 States Plus DC Race to the Trough for Early Childhood Cash

Filed in Race to the Top by on October 25, 2013 2 Comments
16 States Plus DC Race to the Trough for Early Childhood Cash

Sixteen states plus the District of Columbia are racing for the trough once again.  This time it’s for early childhood cash.  The applicants are: Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Vermont. This is the second round, the first round […]

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U.S. DOE Report Shows Smarter Balanced Lagging Behind

Filed in Common Core Assessments by on October 21, 2013 3 Comments
U.S. DOE Report Shows Smarter Balanced Lagging Behind

In a two-year report written by the U.S. Department of Education and published in May 2013 reviewing the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium shows the consortium is lagging behind its stated goals and with technology preparedness in local schools. Looking at pg. 15 of the report it is evident that Smarter Balanced does not have a […]

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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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Common Core Withdrawal Bill Filed in New York Assembly

Common Core Withdrawal Bill Filed in New York Assembly

Bill A07994 was filed yesterday in the New York Assembly and then referred to the education committee.  This bill will halt the implementation of the Common Core State Standards and Race to the Top in the State of New York if passed. Below is the text of the bill: 2013 Race to the Top & […]

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