Chester Finn believes that the worldview and faux psychology behind the self-esteem movement of the past are alive and well with social-emotional learning.
I’m not Catholic so I’ll need some of my readers to explain why Catholic educators and education leaders would listen to Fordham Institute’s Chester Finn? Last week Flypaper published an excerpt of his talk to “a private group of Catholic education leaders and philanthropists.” Here is where he would have lost me entirely. First, families […]
Chester Finn writing at Fordham Institute’s blog critiques Peggy Noonan’s recent piece in the Wall Street Journal. Finn writes: But she’s not right to offer absolutely no alternative—unless, of course, she’s content with American K–12 education the way it is, which I know she isn’t. And she’s not right to fail to note that the […]
I concur with Joy Pullmann, educrats do not want you watching Building The Machine as they already had their spin machines kicked into high gear even prior to its release on Monday. HSLDA did a terrific job putting this documentary together. I was impressed with the attempt HSLDA made to interview proponents of the Common […]
“Common Core: conservative to the core” is one of many articles Chester E. Finn, Jr., has penned encouraging conservatives to embrace Common Core State Standards. Unfortunately, Mr. Finn never discloses that his “conservative” Thomas B. Fordham Institute has accepted nearly a million dollars from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop supportive materials for […]
There is an orchestrated push on the part of Common Core advocates to publish nonsense in local papers and other publication. We can’t respond to each and every piece here, but this particular post should cause a collective eye roll. Chester Finn and Michael Pretrilli of the Fordham Institute wrote a piece published in the […]
Jay P. Greene had a post up a few days ago that I wanted to highlight. To become something meaningful Common Core requires more centralization of power than is possible under our current political system. Pushing it forward requires frightening reductions in parental control over education and expansions of federal power. These are not the […]
Edweek reported today on the conflicting studies completed aimed at determining how much the Common Core State Standards will cost. The Pioneer Institute and the American Principles Project in their report last February estimated a $16 Billion price tag. The Fordham Institute, a pro-common core think tank, estimates up to $8.3 Billion could be spent […]