President Donald Trump’s first budget requests a $9 billion or 13 percent reduction in U.S. Department of Education discretionary spending in FY 2018.
President Donald Trump’s first speech to a joint session of Congress did not include mention of Common Core or shrinking the federal role in education.
Shane Vander Hart discusses four takeaways from the Senate HELP Committee’s confirmation hearing of Betsy DeVos’ nomination for U.S. Secretary of Education.
Since President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, is not giving interviews here are eleven questions Senators should ask.
Shane Vander Hart discussed education policy with U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) when he was out in Iowa for the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition event.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal released his policy paper, “K-12 Education Reform: A Road Map,” through his non-profit organization America Next.
I’m not Catholic so I’ll need some of my readers to explain why Catholic educators and education leaders would listen to Fordham Institute’s Chester Finn? Last week Flypaper published an excerpt of his talk to “a private group of Catholic education leaders and philanthropists.” Here is where he would have lost me entirely. First, families […]
Today’s Moring Education article at Politico discussed StudentsFirst involvement in the 2012 elections. It also sheds some light on why the Common Core is entrenched within the Republican ranks and some Governors. Former D.C. Chancellor Michelle Rhee directed hundreds of thousands of dollars in the last election cycle to conservative candidates and organizations through her […]
Laurie H. Rogers yesterday wrote a piece entitled “The Myth of the Helpless Parent,” she discussed how schools impress upon students “I can” statements, but that parents need to vocalize “we can” statements in light of schools that sometimes lack accountability and abuse our trust. We need to remember that we, as parents, are not […]
Full disclosure, I’m an advocate of school choice. I’m also an advocate of no strings being attached to school choice initiatives. I pointed out how Florida’s private schools were being impacted by the Common Core. Now we are seeing this in Louisiana. While again, I liked the Louisiana school voucher initiative, I expressed some concerns […]