Feds bullying states to use its standards Jane Robbins and Betty Peters September 30, 2011 Atlanta Journal Constitution Having long ago exhausted his patience with the Constitution, President Barack Obama has officially announced that his Department of Education is unilaterally rewriting federal education law.
With Waivers, National Standards Anything but Voluntary Lindsey Burke September 26, 2011 The Foundry The Heritage Foundation Now, the conditions-based NCLB waivers, with their requirement for national standards, get to the heart of the matter: The Common Core State Standards Initiative has been pushed as far as it has gotten in large part by federal […]
Viewpoints Common Core Standards Gary Palmer September 23, 2011 Alabama Policy Institute The federal government already has too much control over too much of the daily lives of Alabama families without also tying the future of Alabama’s children to the dictates of federal education bureaucrats. The members of the Alabama State Board of Education should […]
Obama’s Ill-advised NCLB Waivers By Lindsey Burk September 23, 2011 National Review
My Testimony on National Standards before US House Sept. 21, 2011 Jay P. Greene’s Blog As I mentioned yesterday, I testified before the US House Subcommittee on Early Education, Elementary, and Secondary Education. Here is the written testimony I submitted: Mr. Chairman, members of the committee, thank you for having me here to testify today. […]
Jane Robbins, a senior fellow with American Principles in Action, had a piece published at The Public Discourse which was part of their 2012 Election Symposium. Her thesis: Presidential candidates in the 2012 election must be prepared to protect the interests of parents and children nationwide by rolling back the progressive education agenda and returning […]
Publicizing the Hidden Costs of the National Standards Push Lindsey Burke 09/12/2011 The Heritage Foundation
PEARSON, SANDY KRESS FILL THEIR POCKETS — BY DONNA GARNER — 9.7.11 LibertyLinked Pearson, the largest education publishing company in the world, stands to make billions from the Obama administration’s Common Core Standards/Race to the Top which is the federal takeover of the public schools.
Tax Dollars Fuel Unlawful Nationalized Curriculum, Parent-Bypass BEVERLY K. EAKMAN 08 AUGUST 2011 New American Federal spending for K-12 education increased by approximately 1,050 percent between 1970 and 2009 (the most recent years for which firm figures exist). But public schools — the ones almost 90 percent of U.S. children attend — have seen negligible […]
National “Common Core” Standards by Marcia June 2011 What Would tThe Founders Think?