Smarter Balanced is the lesser known consortium creating Common Core aligned tests. The more well-known is the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) tests. While Smarter[…]
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Dana Dusbiber, a high school English teacher, refuses to teach Shakespeare in her “very ethnically-diverse” classroom. Dusbiber wrote an editorial defending her decision, published in The Washington Post: I do[…]
In Santa Fe, New Mexico, teachers expressed their frustrations with the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) tests. PARCC is one of the tests systems used for testing the[…]
It’s been 10 years since hurricane Katrina ripped through New Orleans destroying nearly everything in its path, including the schools. The destruction gave the state an opportunity to reconstruct failing[…]
This was the first school year for the Common Core aligned testing Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC). Both teachers and parents complained about the tests,[…]
A new controversy surrounding the already controversial federal Common Core standards relates to global warming. It has come to light recently that new science standards adopted by 13 states so far contains curriculum that conveys some disputed climate change assertions as fact.
While Charles Murray has been out promoting measured civil disobedience in an effort to restore individual liberty, thousands of parents and children have been acting upon the same concept. This spring has seen an extraordinary nationwide defiance movement aimed against standardized tests, thanks to Common Core. It could be, as Murray hopes for, yet another “thin edge of a wedge that can work to wonderful effect” in service of restoring self-government.
Think about the major policy undertakings of the Obama administration over the past six and a half years. It began with a “stimulus” that wasted trillions in the quest of generating jobs, but did little to nothing in achieving that goal. That was followed by ObamaCare which most agree has been a disaster for the nation’s healthcare sector and, finally, Common Core, a one-size-fits-all testing program intended, we were told, to improve learning standards in the nation’s schools. The only thing it has achieved is the opposition of parents, teachers unions, and entire states.
In today’s edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, we listen in as Heartland Senior Fellow Bruno Behrend joins the Dave Elswick show to discuss the latest on Common Core. Behrend and Elswick talk about the the popular perceptions of common core and public education and why they are not the solution to our educational problems.
Hillary Clinton liked it when support for Common Core was “bipartisan … or, actually, nonpartisan,” but finds it painful now that the nationalized education standards supposedly have been politicized.
In today’s edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, we listen in as Managing Editor of School Reform News Heather Kays talks with Paul Molloy in a segment of the Freedom Works Show on Tantalk 1340 in Florida. Molloy and Kays discuss Common Core, standardized testing and the opt out movement.
The scientific debate over global warming is not over. According to the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey, only 20% of likely U.S. voters believe the scientific debate about global warming[…]
What is happening in a 4th grade class at Cherokee Elementary School in Lake Forest School District 67 in far northern Illinois is not unlike what is happening in classrooms around this state and nation. Students at Cherokee Elementary School have been learning about renewable sources of energy. In the process they are being encourage to become young political activists through interaction with their Lake Forest City government and their local Democrat state representative, Scott Drury of the 58th State House district.