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 […]
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad announced his administration’s new education blueprint. The blueprint was written by Jason Glass who is the Director of the Iowa Department of Educaiton, Linda Fandel who is Governor Branstad’s special assistant for education, and Byron Darnall who is Jason Glass’ policy assistant. Some of the main points of the blueprint are […]
The big-government Republican instinct By Emmett McGroarty,Executive Director of the Preserve Innocence Initiative of American Principles in Action.James Bell, Preserve Innocence Policy Advisor. – 10/03/11 The Hill
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.
ESEA Flexibility U.S. Department of Education website
Parent: Too many tests, not enough term papers Wendy Lecker 10/01/2011 The Answer Sheet The Washington Post Leaving aside the complete absence of evidence that articulating “standards” has ever had any effect on learning or achievement, let’s focus in on the main weapon in the Common Core arsenal: the new tests.
Senator Lamar Alexander published an op-ed in which he claimed that the Obama Administration has allowed increased state choice in schools: “My colleagues and I agree with the Obama administration that after a decade of federal rules, more responsibility needs to go back to the states. No Child Left Behind has made one thing clear: when […]
Roadmap to Winning an NCLB Waiver Michele McNeil on September 29, 2011 Education Week