Joy Pullmann reminds us in Education Invasion: How Common Core Fights Parents to Control American Kids that as parents we are never without options.
Joy Pullmann: Common Core undermines the teaching of specific core knowledge by promoting classroom methods that emphasize academic skills or practices.
Jane Robbins: Joy Pullmann in her new book sees a renewed determination by parents to do whatever it takes to ensure a real education for their children.
Karen Effrem: The House Appropriations Committee took some very commendable action in with regard to the education budget in general and some important specifics.
The U.S. Senate passed S.1177, the Every Child Achieves Act, on a 81 to 17 vote on Thursday afternoon spending seven days debating the bill.
Joy Pullmann, an Indiana parent & activist, says that the Common Core is representative of how representative self government has been flipped on its head.
Debra Wenger shared this information with me via Facebook so I wanted to highlight it for our Illinois readers. A Common Core Symposium, expounding the hazards and truth about Common Core, with Joy Pullmann from The Heartland Institute, along with an Open House for Ottawa Christian Academy, will be held at Heritage Christian Center 900 […]
Pioneer Institute released another White Paper by Emmett McGroarty (Director of APP Education, American Principles Project), Joy Pullmann (managing editor of School Reform News and Research Fellow, Heartland Institute), and Jane Robbins (Senior Fellow, American Principles Project). Their synopsis: New technology allows advocates for education as workforce development to accomplish what has long been out […]
As of 12:05 (EDT) on April 3rd 30,458 students have opted out of the Common Core-Aligned assessments being administered this week. You can see the spreadsheet here. Wow. There is a network of volunteers who are tracking parents reports that they had opted their children out of the assessment. According to Joy Pullmann there are […]
It seems that some schools are not handling parents seeking to opt their students out of assessments, in particular Common Core-aligned assessments, very well. I reported on Friday at Caffeinated Thoughts that a California mom, Katherine Duran, was literally “suspended” from her school for 14 days after a brief conversation with her son’s principal. She […]