One of the reasons why Governor Mary Fallin, a Republican governor in a red state, is so unpopular was her tepid response to efforts to repeal Common Core.
Former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in his new memoir says he does not have any regrets over the Race to the Top program pushing Common Core.
Betty Peters: Years ago, I said that it appears No Child Left Behind (NCLB) had through Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) been replaced with No Vendor Left Behind (NVLB) eventually called the Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI). Looks like we’re stuck with this forever regardless of the name used.
Some big news for high school seniors who plan on attending certain Ivy League schools, Yale University just announced they will no longer require students to take the SAT or ACT essay assessment as an admission requirement. They join Harvard University and Dartmouth College.
Michael Bloomberg joins education reformers in beating the standards and accountability drum that has proven to be a failure in the eight years we have had Common Core.
Denis Ian: Your own schools … the ones you actually own … will be the investment oases of this new century … with a renewable stream of your own tax dollars until … until we all come to our senses. Or go broke.
“People’s views on education policy are quite malleable.” That was the conclusion of a study that Stephen Sawchuk wrote about at Education Week where apparently they “discovered” the impact of push polling.
Shane Vander Hart makes three observations about U.S. Secretary Betsy DeVos’ speech at the American Enterprise Institute event, Bush-Obama school reform: lessons learned, on January 16, 2018.
Dr. Duke Pesta and Dr. Sandra Stotsky drill down on a new report from the Pioneer Institute that shows how the move to Common Core and their subsequent “new standards” hurt Massachusetts student achievement.
Shane Vander Hart: Our education system did not get to where it is at overnight and change will not happen overnight. Even though our prospects may look bleak there are four ways we can continue the fight in 2018.