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.
Sen. Rand Paul on Occupy Wall Street, Repealing No Child Left Behind Oct. 18, 2011 Heritage Foundation
Bipartisan group of senators announce agreement on “No Child Left Behind” Associated Press, Published: October 17. 2011
From The Des Moines Register: “I want to close down the fed Department of Education, turn off lights, lock the doors and instead keep all that money in Iowa,” Bachmann said, to cheers. Bachmann said education concerns were what prompted her to enter politics in the first place, after she became concerned with the work […]
In the wake of the already posted unanimous resolution adopted by the National Federation of Republican women to oppose the Common Core State Standards Initiative, FOXNews reports. Michelle Bachmann has led the charge to insert this as a centerpiece ofher plans to cut spending in Washington. Ron Paul and Gary Johnson also want to shut down […]
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction is asking teachers to check out the new Common Core Standards app available at iTunes. Here is a description of the app: View the Common Core State Standards in one convenient FREE app! A great reference for students, parents, and teachers to easily read and understand the core […]
14 Alabama Legislators ask SBOE to Rescind CCSS Adoption Click the above link to download a copy of the letter from the legislators.
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF REPUBLICAN WOMEN RESOLUTION Defeat National Standards for State Schools Passed Unanimously at the NFRW36th Biennial Convention Kansas City, MO – October 1, 2011 WHEREAS, The national standards-based “Common Core State Standards” initiative is the centerpiece of the Obama’s Administration’s agenda to centralize education decisions at the federal level; WHEREAS, The Obama Administration […]
By chance, I came across this 2010 quote from North Carolina’s State Superintendent of Public Instruction, June Atkinson. It isn’t often that curriculum development takes front and center, but lately it has. Yesterday the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) released the draft […]
It isn’t the first time. Over the weekend, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney interviewed with former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee on his Fox News show “Huckabee.” Governor Huckabee asked Governor Romney to discuss what, if any, positive things have come out of the Obama administration. Romney answered, ““I also think that in the area of […]