Karen Effrem provides a Common Core/FedEd/High Stakes Testing/Preschool comparison of the Florida gubernatorial primary for both parties.
Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (R-Arizona) introduced the Make Education Local Act of 2018 that is an incremental step toward returning control back to states.
Karen Effrem: Although Tucker and colleagues tout European education-workforce systems, none have produced or will produce American levels of freedom and prosperity.
Utah is the latest state to get slapped down when they asked the Feds, “Mother may I?” Their requests for flexibility under the Every Student Succeeds Act were denied.
Jane Robbins: The clash in Utah is between parents’ inherent right to govern their children’s education and indeed protect them from harm, as explicitly protected by state law, and federal mandates. Guess which won?
Since its passage in 2015, Bill Gates has poured millions into trying to influence state plans required under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
Jane Robbins and Emmett McGroarty: The politicians vented their outrage about Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, censorship of conservative content, etc., but Michelle Malkin points out, “not a peep was heard about the Silicon Valley-Beltway theft ring purloining the personal information and browsing habits of millions of American schoolchildren.”
Nicholas Tampio: Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos called the education standards known as the Common Core a “disaster” and proclaimed: “At the U.S. Department of Education, Common Core is dead.” The reality, however, is that the Common Core is still very much alive.
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.”
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.