Today is a crucial day with bills offering a rewrite of No Child Left Behind. The Senate will continue debate on the S.1177, the House will take up H.R. 5.
The U.S. Senate today passed the Local Control of Education Act, sponsored by U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-Louisiana), as a budget amendment.
There are three bills, two in the U.S. House and one in the U.S. Senate that are preferable to the ESEA reauthorization bill currently being considered.
The bill forbids the federal government from intervening in a state’s education standards, curricula, and assessments through grants, waivers & other means.
U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) needs our help. He is leading the charge in the U.S. Senate to defund the Common Core State Standards. He is looking for co-signers for a letter that will be sent to the leaders of the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee – Senators Tom Harkin […]
We are drawing close to the end of the state legislative sessions. I thought it would be a good time to highlight the progress that has been made in fighting the Common Core. If you look back just a few months ago you can see how far our movement has come. Some significant progress was […]
That is a question asked by Valerie Strauss at the Washington Post’s Answer Sheet blog. She writes: Education Secretary Arne Duncan recently met with Chamber of Commerce leaders and urged them to be more vocal and forceful in defending the Common Core State Standards. Why? Duncan made the appeal, which was reported by Education Week, […]
I reported at Caffeinated Thoughts that Senator Chuck Grassley’s (R-IA) office emailed me about a letter they were sending to the Senate Appropriations Committee on education to request that they prohibit future funding for the Common Core State Standards, their assessments, and the assessment review panel that was recently launched. Here’s the text of the […]