Feds Threaten to Yank $140 Million Over Oregon’s Opt-Out Bill

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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.

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 […]

Feds Bypass States to Get Local Districts to Sign “Future Ready District Pledge”

Missouri Education Watchdog first reported today that the U.S. Department of Education has sent out a letter to Superintendents of local school districts explaining their “future ready district pledge.” You can find the letter here and I also have the text below: Dear Superintendent, As one of more than 16,000 superintendents leading school districts across […]

Bobby Jindal Exercises Leadership in Common Core Lawsuit

I have to tip my hat to Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.  Even though he encountered a setback in court in regards to his executive order pulling Louisiana out of PARCC he forged ahead in his opposition.  Jindal has done what frankly every Governor should do – file a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education […]