Dr. Everett Piper, President of Oklahoma Wesleyan University in Bartlesville, OK, recently spoke at a Common Core rally in Edmond, OK. He makes the case that the Common Core State Standards are “common” and that a true liberal arts education has no place for “common.” He says ideas have consequences and that ideas matter. Piper notes that every human and every human institution is blessed and cursed by their guiding principles; by the importance they place on them. Dr. Piper is the author of Why I’m a Liberal and Other Conservative Ideas.
About Shane Vander Hart
Shane Vander Hart is one of the administrators and frequent writer at Truth in American Education and an advocate with this network of grassroots activists this website represents. He is the editor of Caffeinated Thoughts, a popular conservative Christian multi-contributor website based in Iowa that focuses on state and national politics, culture, current events, and faith. He is cofounder of Iowa RestorEd, a grassroots group that wants to restore Iowa’s place at the top U.S. K-12 education. Shane also is the online communications director for American Principles Project. Feel free to follow Shane on Facebook, Twitter, or on Google Plus.