Jenni White: Trickle-down education has never worked and never will. The best approach is locally administered education closest to parents and students.
The West Virginia House of Delegates has a bill that repeals Common Core and replaces it with pre-Common Core standards from California and Massachusetts.
Voc-tech schools have seen success in Massachusetts since their 1993 Education Reform and they break out of the “one-size-fits-all” mold in public education.
Parents and citizens are alarmed by bills currently moving through the Alabama legislature to create a massive warehouse of education and workforce data.
The Kentucky Senate voted 35-0 to pass SB 1 a bill that supposedly would repeal Common Core from the Bluegrass State, but it doesn’t clearly say that.
Here is a list of legislation filed filed in 2017 in state houses across the nation dealing with standards, local control, assessments & data privacy.
The West Virginia Board of Education has voted to discontinue its use in the Mountain State, as well as, reduce the amount of testing they require.
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said this week the Every Student Succeeds Act “essentially does away with the notion of a Common Core.” No it doesn’t.
Shane Vander Hart: Getting rid of the U.S. Department of Education would be great, but like Hydra, one blow is likely not enough to get rid of Fed Ed.
Jane Robbins: We oppose a proposal by the National Center for Education Statistics to join OECD in conducting the International Early Learning Study (IELS).