A key argument for national curriculum and testing mandates is the promise that, in the words of U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Common Core is “voluntary” and “state-led.” Odd, then,[...]
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So often do avid boosters such as U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush extol the national standards for K-12 education as “rigorous,” it would be easy to conclude the adjective had become part of the name: The Rigorous Common Core State Standards.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s recent comments disparaging “white suburban moms” for protesting new national tests and curriculum mandates are not the isolated remarks of an out-of-touch elitist. His attitude is typical among bureaucrats from both parties regarding Common Core, but politicians who ignore this sleeper topic endanger themselves in 2014 and 2016.
Parents and other taxpayers have multiple reasons for mounting a full-fledged grassroots rebellion against the nationalized education program being marketed as the Common Core State Standards.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan responded to Rep. John Kline’s demand for proof of Duncan’s legislative authority to offer waivers to No Child Left Behind provisions with a lukewarm letter ignoring[...]
In the latest issue of National Affairs, Richard Epstein writes about the dangers of “government by waiver,” rather than rule of law: People concerned for their freedom and rights are[...]
Call me an optimist (perhaps it’s my relative youth), but America’s independent streak is widening more than ever when it comes to school reform, and that hearkens positive prospects for[...]
Here’s an interesting education tidbit from Big Sky Country: Montana’s Superintendent wrote U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan this week, “saying she would not raise the state’s target test scores to[...]