I’ve already written about the problems inherent with the Next Generation Science Standards based on a couple of review that had been published. The Los Angeles Times published a story confirming that the Next Generation Science Standards which have just been released will “delve more deeply” into climate change. For the first time, the proposed […]
H733 was filed in the North Carolina House of Representatives. The bill’s purpose is to establish a committee of 20 members to study the Common Core State Standards and their impact in North Carolina. State Representatives Larry Pittman (R-Concord), Hugh Blackwell (R-Valdese), Rob Bryan (R-Charlotte) and Michael Speciale (R-New Bern) are the primary sponsors. If […]
The Republican National Committee Spring Meeting starts today in Los Angeles. One of the items that will be discussed and voted on is a draft resolution on the Common Core State Standards which you can see below: RESOLUTION CONCERNING COMMON CORE EDUCATION STANDARDS WHEREAS, the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are a set of academic […]
Kathleen Porter-Magee & Sol Stern ask in the subheading of their National Review article defending the Common Core State Standards ask “why are prominent conservatives criticizing a set of rigorous educational standards?” There are others who have provided direct rebuttals. I want to answer their primary question. While I’m not a “prominent conservative,” I am […]
A new study released by Pioneer Institute shows that states that have adopted the Common Core State Standards should include a literature-based standard.
I’m not surprised, but disappointed by the American Legislative Exchange Council executive board decision yesterday to delay their vote on a anti-common core resolution proposed by the American Principles Project, Goldwater Institute, and Washington Policy Center last summer. American Principles Project sent out a press release on the vote: Washington, DC – Today, the board […]
Below is an action alert from one of our partners – Iowa Association of Christian Schools: Both legislative chambers have passed their own version of Senate File 2284, the education reform bill. The bill has been sent to a conference committee to work out a final bill which will be voted on with no amendments. […]
Local control in education is under attack again in Iowa. This time in the form of House Study Bill 671 that is currently being considered by the Iowa House Ways and Means Committee. The bill in essence says that the first day of school can be no earlier than September 1. If a school district […]