Jane Robbins: Since Common Core architect David Coleman took over as president of the College Board, the scandals or at least embarrassments have come fast and furious.
Jane Robbins: Dishonesty has been a defining characteristic of the campaign to promote and implement the Common Core national standards.
Powerful, wealthy private groups use their influence to bypass democratic processes to impose their preferred evidence-poor policies on public schools.
Jane Robbins: Jeb Bush is back in his natural environment of education foundations pushing the agendas of wealthy donors.
Jane Robbins and Emmett McGroarty: Now that the media have begun to notice the emperor’s state of undress, maybe they should take the next step and actually report the whole truth.
Fred Barnes of The Weekly Standard has drawn the connection between a governor’s support of Common Core and his political fortunes.
A particularly troubling aspect of the Common Core scheme is the emphasis on massive data-collection on students, and the sharing of that data for various purposes essentially unrelated to genuine education. U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has said: Hopefully, some day, we can track children from preschool to high school and from high […]
This is American Principles Project’s response: Five former Florida Republican Party leaders have urged the state GOP to ignore the parents and teachers who object to the centralization of education through the Common Core State (sic) Standards. Like other Common Core proponents, they repeat the talking points; like the others, they fail to produce evidence […]
David Coleman, the non-English teacher who wrote the Common Core national English language arts (ELA) standards, is conducting a charm offensive to persuade Christians to embrace the new national standards. According to Mr. Coleman, students “educated” under Common Core will be better readers and better able to understand Scripture, and thus will enjoy deeper and […]
Making school districts directly beholden to the federal Department of Education undermines, rather than advances, local control. Announced by the US Department of Education (USDOE) on May 22, 2012, this program is designed to bypass states and go directly to local districts to persuade them to accept strings-attached federal grants. In this way, USDOE can […]