Shane Vander Hart: Mike Petrilli with the Fordham Institute gives would-be governors an education policy cheat sheet that they would do well to ignore unless they want to sound like every other candidate droning on about the latest education reform fad.
Betsy DeVos pushed the misleading narrative again that the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) returns power to the states in her interview with AP.
Carol Burris, Principal of South Side High School in New York, last week wrote about four “flimflams” in Common Core at The Washington Post’s Answer Sheet blog run by Valarie Strauss. Flimflam #1 was this – “The Common Core standards are internationally benchmarked and grounded in research.” The fact that the Common Core is dataless […]
I had to shake my head reading a piece by Stephanie Simon at Politico entitled “Moms winning the Common Core war.” The first statement that jumped out at me. But in a series of strategy sessions in recent months, top promoters of the standards have concluded they’re losing the broader public debate — and need […]
Fordham Institute released a statement from Mike Petrilli, who is their executive vice president and they call “one of the nation’s most trusted education analysts” (according to Fordham & Bill Gates), spinning yesterday’s Common Core vote from the Missouri Legislature: The Missouri state legislature reached a compromise to move forward with the implementation of Common […]
I concur with Joy Pullmann, educrats do not want you watching Building The Machine as they already had their spin machines kicked into high gear even prior to its release on Monday. HSLDA did a terrific job putting this documentary together. I was impressed with the attempt HSLDA made to interview proponents of the Common […]
The Home School Legal Defense Association’s documentary on the Common Core entitled Building the Machine will be released on Monday, March 31st. It will be released through its website – http://www.commoncoremovie.com/ where it will be free to view. Building the Machine introduces the public to the Common Core and its effects on our children’s education. […]