Richard P. Phelps of Nonpartisan Education Review provides a historical, financial and media analyses of six different Common Core collaborators.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos cited the flexibility of the Every School Succeeds Act (ESSA) speaking at a Council of Chief State School Officers’ gathering, while at the same time, complained about the state plans she has approved just met the “bare minimum.”
In a letter sent to the leadership in the House and Senate Education Committees, the CCSSO asks Congress to keep the annual testing mandate for the states.
American Principles Project, Eagle Forum, Concerned Women for America, Home School Legal Defense Association and several other grassroots conservative groups launched a campaign urging the Chair of the National Governors Association, Governor Mary Fallin (R-OK), to end the Common Core State Standards Initiative. The NGA, along with the Council of Chief State School Officers, are […]
By Karen Briske & Christina Leventis State-led, state-led, no really it was state-led! How many times have “We the People” been told the Common Core State Standards c. 2010 was a state-led process? How many times have “We the People” been told the adoption of the standards were voluntary (which, of course, begs the question […]
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce released its pro-Common Core video, “It’s Time for the Common Core State Standards” to counter HSLDA’s release of their documentary on the Common Core called Building the Machine. CCSSO, in an email to members, described this video as a “mini-documentary.” Carissa Miller of CCSSO said that it will “provide the […]
36 groups in 26 states co-signed this letter written by Dr. Karen Effrem, President of Education Liberty Watch and co-founder of the Florida Stop Common Core Coalition, in response to a letter that members of the Council of Chief State School Officers sent to U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan. Since Truth in American Education is […]
We’ve been told by Common Core advocates that they were developed by “the states.” The Huffington Post on Friday published a defense of the Common Core, and they have a historical overview of the Common Core’s development. We learned fascinating things about how Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday agonized over how to accomplish his state […]
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation spent millions to advance the Common Core State Standards in 2013. From Valerie Strauss at The Washington Post: Millions of Gates dollars were awarded this year for various Core-related activities, including to increase public support for the Common Core; a $3.2 million grant to the New Venture Fund is […]
The Alabama State Board of Education is set to vote on a resolution that would rescind a 2009 agreement with the National Governors Association and Council of Chief State School Officers related to the Common Core State Standards. The Dothan Eagle reports: According to a press release by the state, the move would help remove […]