Emmett McGroarty: A vote for the ESEA Reauthorization will be seen as affirmation of all that is wrong with federal interference in education.
The conference report for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), now called the Every Student Succeeds Act, has been made public.
President Barack Obama is doing an about face on standardized testing, he suggested that assessments should take no more than 2% of classroom time.
Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup released their annual poll of Americans on education issues on Sunday. A majority of Americans are down on Common Core and testing.
The U.S. Department of Education just threatened to pull $140 million from the state of Oregon if a parental opt-out bill passes the state legislature.
The Delaware House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill that states parents are allowed to opt their children out of standardized testing.
Last weekend, on his HBO show Last Week Tonight, John Oliver spent eighteen minutes taking on standardized testing and Common Core.
The Lee County School Board voted last night 3-2 to opt their students out of state-mandated testing. Lee County is in SW Florida and includes the city of Fort Myers. They are the first school district in Florida to push back against an out-of-control assessment culture in the state that includes means-testing kindergarteners. A local […]
Two polls recently came out, and neither brings good news for the Common Core State Standards. Education Next released their poll which I will have to say is garbage when it comes to their national sample. They have shown for the last two years a majority of Americans support Common Core. That is an outlier […]
Rasmussen just released a poll taken June 21-22 of 1000 Americans that shows support for Common Core is plummeting among parents with school-aged children. They found that just 34% of adults with children in elementary or secondary school favor all schools nationwide to meet the Common Core State Standards. That is a drop of 18% […]