Debunking Misconceptions: “The Common Core is State-Led”

I thought that I would start a series on common misconceptions related to the Common Core State Standards.  I don’t know how frequently I’ll come back to this series, but as these misconceptions come up or as I hear them I want to address them.  The first is one that I hear quite frequently and […]

Let School Districts Decide

A Governor who believes local control is important – what a novel concept! From The Texas Tribune: Gov. Rick Perry is expressing his support for letting school districts themselves choose whether to implement a rule that requires new state assessments to count for 15 percent of high school students’ final grades. In a written statement […]

Texas Education Commissioner: Frustrated with the Feds’ and His Own Overreaching Influence in Local School Districts

Jenny LaCoste-Caputo, who is the director of communications and media relations with the Texas Association of School Administrators, reported on Texas Education Commissioner Robert Scott’s speech at their Midwinter session.  She called the speech “surprising” and from what I’ve seen out of most chief state school officers I’d have to agree with her. Usually, Scott […]