Former South Carolina Superintendent of Education Mick Zais was appointed by President Donald Trump as Deputy Secretary of Education.
When the South Carolina Legislature passed their Common Core replacement bill it was certain that Governor Nikki Haley would sign the bill into law. She did just that last week on May 30th. South Carolina becomes the second state to repeal the Common Core, but this replacement will not take effect until the 2015-2016 school […]
The South Carolina Legislature passed H.3893 that would review and replace the Common Core State Standards, to Governor Nikki Haley’s desk. On May 1st the South Carolina Senate passed the bill on a 42-0 vote. The South Carolina House voted on Monday in favor of the bill on an 80 to 26 vote. The bill […]
I have to admit. I didn’t coin that title; credit goes to Heather Crossin who coined it in an email. We have had a couple of Governors make some statements about the Common Core as state legislatures go into session. Republican Governor Mike Pence of Indiana in his state of the state address last week […]
J.R. Wilson has updated our map. The Pending Rejection states are so marked as a result of serious discussion or action taken towards withdrawing from the Common Core State Standards, withdrawing from PARCC or SBAC, delaying implementation of standards or assessments, or not funding the implementation. The discussions or actions considered include public forums, legislative […]
Tony Bennett, the Indiana Superintendent of Public Education, was cornered at a Tea Party gathering in Indiana last week. Russ Pulliam, blogging at the Indianapolis Star gives an account of the exchange: Bennett is usually locked in debates with advocates for traditional approaches to public education. But this argument was different. Bennett played defense on […]
The AP reported that South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley favors the bill introduced by S.C. State Senator Mike Fair (R-Greenville) that would block the Common Core State Standards from being implemented in South Carolina. They are currently slated to go into affect in 2014. The AP quotes Governor Haley in a letter to State Senator […]
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley wasn’t excited about President Barack Obama’s telling the states to raise the compulsory age. Last week she took the time to respond saying education starts at home. There is not a state in the country that doesn’t want to see kids go to the age of 18 and finish school. […]