Huckabee wrote a letter to Oklahoma Lawmakers convincing them to support Common Core Standards. These standards, known as Common Core State Standards, have been near and dear to my heart since I served as Governor of your neighboring state of Arkansas. And it’s disturbing to me there have been criticisms of these standards directed by […]
Freedom Works is hosting a national conference call. The call will be held on Thursday, June 6, 8:30-9:30 pm EDT. Click here to register if you want to get more information on Common Core Standards.
Today’s editorial from the Washington Times highlights problems associated with top down government intervention in education. When Jimmy Carter opened the Department of Education, Uncle Sam was supposed to be just a financier doling out money to schools. Federal law prohibited the department from writing the curriculum or selecting “instructional materials.” Things began to change with the adoption of President Bush’s […]
Finally, Fox News Channel discusses Common Core! Fox News has been obviously silent about this issue, but makes sense when you “follow the money.” Rupert Murdoch not only owns Fox News, but also Amplify Insight. This company received a $12.5 million contract to help develop tools for teachers that aligned with Common Core. Yesterday, Megyn […]
Common Core supporters often respond to concerned parents by saying, “The standards are not curriculum! The state and local boards have freedom to determine the curriculum. There is nothing to worry about.” They may think this sounds reasonable, but standards DO drive curriculum. Back in 2009, at the National Conference of State Legislatures, Bill Gates […]
Yesterday, National Review Online posted a good article explaining, “How an eight-year-old’s homework assignment led to a political upheaval.” Two Moms vs. Common Core This article gives a great overview of what has happened in the Stop Common Core movement.
“Paid volunteerism” is clearly an oxymoronic term, but it appears that the Obama Administration is expecting just that from states who participated in the Race to the Top (RTTT) grant contest. This contest, a competition among states, was conducted by the U.S. Department of Education in 2010 and 2011. When thinking about Common Core and […]