Common Core opposition is on fire

June 1, 2013 0 Comments

To fully appreciate Stanley Kurtz’s latest article in the National Review, you will want to first read the Washington Post article, Tea party groups mobilizing against Common Core education overhaul. For starters, it features a fabulous picture of the Hoosier state’s own Sue Lile!  It then begins: Tea party groups over the past few weeks have […]

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Bushwacked on Common Core

May 30, 2013 2 Comments

Jeb Bush is in Michigan promoting his market expanding education reform package called Common Core. The Michigan legislators have defunded Common Core until after it is properly vetted. Jeb Bush gave the following comments to The Detroit News, “Why not have a dialogue to actually convince people that this is the right thing to do? Why […]

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Indiana Legislature Playing Monday Morning Quarterback?

May 28, 2013 0 Comments

Below is a guest post from Shane Vander Hart from Truth in American Education.  Shane responded to a recent editorial in The Times of Northwest Indiana.  We appreciate being able to re-post Shane’s piece in its entirety.  To read more of Shane’s great research and writing visit the Truth in American Education website: The Times […]

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A response to Chester Finn

May 27, 2013 3 Comments
A response to Chester Finn

What, you ask, is all this about? In an article published by the Hoover Institute’s journal, Defining Ideas, Chester Finn of the Fordham Institute asks this question in response to Indiana “hitting the pause button” on the Common Core standards. As a parent opposed to the standards, I will explain why Indiana has hit the […]

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What’s wrong with Common Core: Ask a child of Stalin’s Russia

May 23, 2013 4 Comments
What’s wrong with Common Core: Ask a child of Stalin’s Russia

Diane Ravitch’s blog today, Is the Reform Movement Based on the Soviet Model?, mentioned a paper  by Lawrence Baines called Stalinizing American Education. He points to four characteristics that both the current education reforms in the US and 1930’s Russia share. It caught my attention because I’ve had similar conversations at speaking engagements on the Common Core […]

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