The Senate level-funded almost all of the education funding. The House increased funding for Title I and Special education, but eliminated 31 other programs including Race to the Top. The compromise spending bill was recently passed by the House, 296-121 this would fund several government programs until September 30, 2012. The Senate is expected to […]
MONEY TALKS; EDUCATION WALKS Doug Lasken December 15, 2011 FlashReport
In Tennessee, Following the Rules for Evaluations Off a Cliff MICHAEL WINERIP November 6, 2011 The New York Times
The following op-ed is the John Locke Foundation’s Daily Journal for Friday, October 28, 2011: If you thought the federal No Child Left Behind law was bad, you haven’t seen anything yet. Next year, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction will introduce new curriculum standards for all public school students. This will include Common Core […]
In an interview I had with former Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) on Monday we talked specifically about Race to the Top and the Common Core State Standards. He said that he opposes and would repeal all of the Obama education executive orders, including Race to the Top. You can watch the entire interview here.
Bill Comes Due on Race to Top’s Varied Goals Michele McNeil September 28, 2011 Education Week
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. […]
Race to Top Winners Feel Heat on Teacher Evaluations Federal-grant recipients must live up to promises made in winning awards By Sean Cavanagh September 13, 2011 Education Week Winners of the federal Race to the Top competition are facing difficult questions about how to make good on their ambitious promises to link teacher evaluation with […]
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.