Jindal’s Common Core Lawsuit Allowed to Continue

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The Advertiser reports that a Federal judge is allowing Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s Common Core lawsuit to proceed. A federal judge refused Thursday to throw out Gov. Bobby Jindal’s lawsuit against President Barack Obama’s administration over the Common Core education standards. U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick rejected Obama administration arguments that Jindal didn’t have the […]

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 […]

Will a Republican Congress End NCLB Waivers and Race to the Top?

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When the new majority Republican Congress gavels in this January will they work to scale back Federal involvement in education that has grown under Obama?

Rick Perry Makes Common Core a Campaign Issue in North Carolina

Texas Governor Rick Perry was in North Carolina stumping for North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis the Republican running against U.S. Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC). The News Observer reports: Perry also had high praise for Tillis, the marquee candidate at the rally. “He will go to Washington, D.C., and do everything he can to dismantle […]