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  • Education Enabling Cultural Decline

    07/24/2016 8:05:43 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/24/16 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    If given everything free, tiny housing units, Internet, smart devices, food, education, Netflix, pot, and public transportation passes, the youth will remain on the globalist environmental social justice train forever as anonymous global citizens Trying to have a rational discussion based on facts with a College of Education graduate who uses Common Core teaching methods, how children learn, and the dumbing down of America’s education, is like trying to reason with a petulant child who happens to be a member of the Communist Party USA. They take everything very personal and in a fascistic way, it’s their way or the...
  • New AP European History framework ignores religion, snubs Churchill, whitewashes communism: REPORT

    07/15/2016 10:57:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    The College Fix ^ | June 29, 2016 | Kate Hardiman, University of Notre Dame
    The new Advanced Placement European History framework has received a makeover that eliminates religion’s influence on the development of Western Civilization, ignores Winston Churchill, whitewashes the evils of communism, and lauds the welfare state, according to David Randall with the right-of-center National Association of Scholars. […] Virtually all mention of religion in the 19th century is removed, and several key figures such as Christopher Columbus and Winston Churchill are not mentioned in the College Board’s framework, Randall said. […] The College Board’s new AP European History examination, which debuted last year, “turns Europe’s history into a foreshortened, neo-Marxist, generic narrative...
  • Matt Damon's Miami Waterfront Home (for sale - $18.9 million)

    08/04/2014 12:34:40 PM PDT · by wac3rd · 35 replies
    Lonny ^ | 08/04/2014 | Lonny.com
    Matt Damon is selling his Miami Beach property for $18.9 million. Take a look at 'Maravilla', courtesy of The Jills from Coldwell Banker. 12,705-square-foot home in Miami Beach, replete with pools, palms, and plenty of privacy. According to the Wall Street Journal, the actor created the property by combining two parcels he bought in 2005, paying about $14.5 million for both. The home is located on the same glitzy street where Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez, and Calvin Klein are said to have lived.
  • Matt Damon: 'I'd Eat My Shoe If Jeb Could Name a Bush That Ever Even Walked Into a Public School'

    11/16/2013 2:34:03 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 130 replies
    Matt Damon: 'I'd Eat My Shoe If Jeb Could Name a Bush That Ever Even Walked Into a Public School' By Noel Sheppard Created 11/16/2013 - 2:48pm As NewsBusters reported, former Florida governor Jeb Bush pounded public school activist Matt Damon in August for putting his kids in private school. Damon gave CNN's Jake Tapper a rather lame excuse for this in an online segment of their interview Friday while claiming, "I'd eat my shoe if he could name a Bush that ever even walked into a public school" (video follows with transcript and commentary): JAKE TAPPER, HOST: Does that...
  • Jeb Bush rips (public school advocate) Matt Damon for sending his kids to private school

    08/08/2013 6:21:26 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 27 replies
    The Hill (blogs) ^ | 8/7/2013 | Jonathan Easley
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) on Wednesday criticized actor Matt Damon, a vocal public-school advocate, for sending his children to private school. Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/twitter-room/other-news/316005-jeb-bush-rips-matt-damon-for-sending-his-kids-to-private-school#ixzz2bNpdcw7I Follow us: @thehill on Twitter | TheHill on Facebook
  • Public School Advocate Matt Damon Enrolls Kids in Private School

    08/05/2013 1:58:52 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 40 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/5/13 | John Nolte
    In an interview with the Guardian published Saturday, Damon revealed that he had just moved to Los Angeles from New York, but that he didn't "have a choice" when it came to putting his four daughters into private schools. The multi-millionaire did say that it was "a major moral dilemma" and then made the bizarre excuse that the public schools aren't "progressive" enough. This would probably mark the first time anyone has ever complained that America's public schools, especially in Los Angeles, aren't left-wing enough.
  • A Teacher’s Aide & School CEO Were Asked About Common Core.

    06/25/2016 7:42:48 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 85 replies
    Independent Journal ^ | June 25,2016 | Y KAYLA BRANDON
    When Independent Journal Review asked Donald Hense, Chair and CEO of Friendship Public Charter Schools in D.C., if he felt that Common Core’s way of solving math problems is working, he said “give it time” :We’re no longer saying 2 + 2 = 4; it has taken some time and it’s going to take some time for teachers to become proficient.”et, I’ve met two teachers’ assistants, who make less than 12K a year, one who had been on the job for 20 years. Through tears, she said, “we were there to help these confused students after the lessons, with their...
  • Clinton Superdelegate Chaka Fattah Found Guilty on Corruption Charges

    06/21/2016 3:34:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    FreeBeacon.com ^ | 6/21/16 | Joe Schoffstall
    Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.), a Hillary Clinton superdelegate, was convicted on Tuesday on corruption charges stemming from a racketeering conspiracy in which the congressman and four associates misappropriated thousands of dollars from federal, campaign, and charitable sources. Fattah and four associates were indicted in July 2015 on 29 corruption charges including racketeering, bribery, money laundering, mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, and falsification of records, among other charges. The Department of Justice said Fattah took an illegal $1 million loan from his failed Philadelphia mayoral bid in 2007 and disguised it as a loan to his consulting company. At...
  • New Jersey governor proposes flat rate for education funding

    06/21/2016 3:45:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:17pm EDT | Hilary Russ
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Tuesday proposed overhauling the state’s education funding formula to provide all public school districts with a flat rate of $6,599 per student. Calling it his “Fairness Formula” in policy statements on Tuesday, Christie said aid for special needs students would continue even with any potential formula change. Schools are funded through property taxes, which in New Jersey are some of the highest in the nation because of the state’s “unaffordable and broken school funding formula propped up by special interests and misguided Supreme Court precedent,” Christie said in a statement. …
  • Exposing the Common Core Fraud

    06/21/2016 9:27:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 21, 2016 | Phyllis Schlafly
    If you want to understand the catastrophe of education during the Obama administration, a new book by Dr. Peter Wood, president of the National Association of Scholars, is a must-read. His book is entitled "Drilling Through the Core: Why Common Core Is Bad for American Education." Common Core is the education fad that swept the nation with the deceptive slogan "higher standards." Everyone is for "higher standards," right? Who could possibly object to higher standards for all our kids? As Dr. Wood explains, though, the word "higher" did not mean higher intellectual content of the standards, but a higher percentage...
  • Louisiana Re-brands Common Core in Attempt to Dupe Citizens

    06/14/2016 2:22:35 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 15 replies
    The New American ^ | 6/13/2016 | Alex Newman
    State officials in Louisiana tried to deceive citizens last week by approving what amounts to, essentially, a glorified name change for the deeply unpopular Common Core education standards pushed by the Obama administration. Basically, policymakers re-branded the scheme as “Louisiana Standards,” while pretending that there had been some “revisions” to the widely loathed education-nationalization effort. However, according to experts and activists involved in the process, the politically toxic national education standards imposed on state governments with federal funding and pressure remain almost entirely intact in Louisiana, despite the new name. Similar scams by government officials have taken place in states...
  • Common Core Does Not Prepare Students for College, New Report Finds

    06/14/2016 8:10:31 AM PDT · by milton23 · 26 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 6/14/2016 | Mary Clare Reim
    A recently-released report confirms what Common Core critics have suspected all along: Common Core State Standards do not adequately prepare students for college-level work. The ACT report finds many concerning shortcomings in the Common Core State Standards, which have been adopted by most states. Notably, the report reveals: While secondary teachers may be focusing on source-based writing [essays written about source-based documents], as emphasized in the Common Core, college instructors appear to value the ability to generate sound ideas more than some key features of source-based writing.
  • Donald Trump on education: Wrong, wrong and wrong

    05/08/2016 12:37:51 PM PDT · by Innovative · 77 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 8, 2016 | Valerie Strauss
    Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, doesn’t talk all that much about education issues, but when he does, it is usually about the Common Core, rankings and spending. And usually he is wrong, wrong and wrong. In one Trump ad this year, he hit all three in just a few sentences: “I’m a tremendous believer in education. But education has to be at a local level. We cannot have the bureaucrats in Washington telling you how to manage your child’s education. So Common Core is a total disaster. We can’t let it continue. We are rated 28th in the...
  • Common Core Great for Homeschooling

    04/14/2016 6:45:49 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 22 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 13, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    The Heritage Foundation published a special report with essays from several education experts, detailing the background and the effects of Common Core. Stanley Kurtz, a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, and William Estrada, director of federal relations at the Home School Legal Defense Association, highlighted the problems with Common Core. Estrada wrote, "Common Core is good for homeschooling.” He pointed out in 2009, there were 850,000 homeschooled students in the U.S. By 2012, the Department of Education found that there were 1.8 million homeschooled students. As you can see, the growth in homeschooling tracks nicely with...
  • Stick A Fork In Common Core—It’s Done

    04/04/2016 3:27:15 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 32 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 4 Apr, 2016 | Joy Pullmann
    If you’re glued to the trashy, monotonous 2016 horserace, just like the presidential candidates still insisting they will end Common Core you will have missed that the cornerstone of President Obama’s education policy has already become a tombstone. That’s right: Common Core is dead. The big postmortems will roll out in a year or two, but it’s already clear this education monstrosity is eking out its last gasps. Not that many normal people paid much attention to the biggest shift in U.S. education for decades, to hear Buzzfeed tell it in the recent video below. To recap, Common Core is...
  • Reuters: If GOP Primaries came down to Cruz/Trump, whom would you vote? Cruz 39.7 Trump 34.6 [fudged

    04/01/2016 2:10:05 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 153 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 29, 2016
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  • COMMON CORE MATH? 13 Detroit Principals Defraud School System With Massive Kickbacks

    04/01/2016 7:51:44 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 18 replies
    Red State ^ | 31 Mar, 2016 | Joe Cunningham
    Did this become the new Common Core math problem: If 13 principals place orders for school supplies, and they only receive 65% of what they paid for, where did the other 35% of the money go? Don’t try to work it out on pencil and paper, because the New York Times has provided the answer for you.
  • Stupid in America: Students Are So Bad, Professor Can’t Grade Them

    03/30/2016 2:45:04 PM PDT · by detective · 67 replies
    The New American ^ | 29 March 2016 | Selwyn Duke
    What does it say when in two days a teacher exhausts the ink in his red pen? Since a nation cannot be “ignorant and free," as Thomas Jefferson put it, it perhaps means we face a threat graver than the Red Menace. Apathetic or even hostile students, dumbed-down tests, often incompetent and ideologically driven teachers, Cracker Jack-box degrees, morally toxic curricula, revisionist history, the new math — education has collapsed in America. And one of the sincere educators, wandering amidst the rubble, recently provided a window into this academic apocalypse.
  • A Revisionist Muslim History of America (Greenfield)

    02/16/2015 8:21:36 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 22 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Monday, February 16, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Monday, February 16, 2015 A Revisionist Muslim History of America Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blogTurkish President Erdogan’s claim that Columbus encountered a mosque in Cuba (the explorer actually saw a rock whose shape he compared to the dome of a mosque) and a Saudi Imam claiming that Columbus had sailed to America to attack Muslims are typical of an emerging genre of Muslim revisionist history that lays claim to America based on an imaginary earlier Muslim presence here. While these examples may be laughable, Muslim historical revisionism has taken root in academia. It can be found...
  • "Math" to Stop Donald Trump (608 is greater than 739)

    This propaganda video is so funny from club4growth. They can't even do math
  • Common Core: Show me the money

    03/21/2016 7:23:48 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 22 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 18, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    It turns out that Common Core's creators might be demonstrating the same ethos Cuba Gooding's character demonstrated in the film Jerry Maguire when he said, "Show me the money." "An undercover journalist for a nonprofit organization captured candid video of a national textbook company's sales executive making inflammatory remarks about federal Common Core standards and textbook companies' support of them," Andrea Dillon reported in School Reform News, which is published by the Heartland Institute. "Project Veritas, a nonprofit organization whose stated mission is to 'investigate and expose corruption, dishonesty, self-dealing, waste, fraud, and other misconduct,' interviewed now-former Houghton Mifflin Harcourt...
  • (Back in D.C.) The GOP Sellout Continues

    03/16/2016 7:01:03 AM PDT · by 11th Commandment · 12 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | March 15, 2016 | Genevieve Wood
    To watch the recent happenings on Capitol Hill, you would think this was just another typical presidential election year—a few bumps here and there, but no sign of a major shake-up, no indication voters were in revolt, nothing to suggest business as usual in Washington was perhaps falling out of fashion among the American public. What else explains the lackluster, uninspiring, and I would suggest, “sell-out your base” agenda of GOP congressional leadership? For example, the Senate GOP sold out its base on the issue of Common Core this week...... That’s right, despite the fact Congress passed a Budget Control...
  • GOP Senate Confirms Obama's Pro-Common Core Education Secretary

    03/16/2016 3:58:25 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 24 replies
    The New American ^ | 15 March 2016 | Alex Newman
    Obama's nominee to finish fundamentally transforming "education" in America has been approved by the GOP-controlled U.S. Senate, despite the pleas of Americans from across the political spectrum. Apparently the establishment wing of the Republican Party just cannot help itself when it comes to surrendering to Obama -- even on so-called "education" and the minds of America's future generations. In what is being touted by the establishment press as a bipartisan move, seven GOP senators, all elected to stop Obama, joined forces with Democrats on Monday to confirm the deeply unpopular pro-Common Core nominee for U.S. education secretary, extremist John...
  • Donald Trump has pledged to get rid of Islam-financed Common Core. Look who has no opinion about it:

    03/15/2016 8:29:37 AM PDT · by Lera · 82 replies
    The biggest funder of Common Core is the government...the QATARI Islamic government. Now you know why there is so much Islam-related studies in the public schools in America now.
  • 49 Senators OK Common Core Advocate as Education Secretary

    03/15/2016 6:54:04 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 44 replies
    dailysignal ^ | March 14, 2016 | Leah Jessen
    The Senate voted 49-40 Monday evening to confirm John B. King Jr., President Barack Obama’s nominee, as secretary of education. A total of 11 senators did not vote on King’s confirmation, while those who voted against him cited his loyalty to the system and support for Common Core education standards. King, 41, has been the acting secretary of the Department of Education since January, after Arne Duncan stepped down from the Cabinet post at the end of last year. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., secretary of education under President George H.W. Bush, spoke in support of King on the Senate floor....
  • Mitt Romney Campaigns With John Kasich, Telling Ohioans ‘America’s Counting on You’

    03/14/2016 5:42:43 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 59 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3/14/16 | Thomas Kaplan
    Mitt Romney, in his latest attempt to help stop Donald J. Trump, joined Gov. John Kasich of Ohio on the campaign trail on Monday as Mr. Kasich tries to pull out a victory in his home state. At an air museum between Akron and Canton, where Mr. Kasich’s campaign bus pulled in next to a World War II-era bomber, Mr. Romney highlighted Mr. Kasich’s experience in Congress and as Ohio’s governor. “Unlike the other people running, he has a real track record,” Mr. Romney said in introducing Mr. Kasich at the town hall style event. “He has the kind of...
  • Ohio Governor John Kasich Voices Support for Common Core

    03/14/2016 5:22:43 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Education News ^ | 9/12/14 | Kristin Decarr
    Ohio Governor John Kasich announced earlier this week that he is firmly in support of the national Common Core standards. The standards were adopted by Ohio in 2010, as well as in more than 40 other states, after being developed by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers in order to boost college readiness among US students. Common Core is a set of learning goals outlining what students should learn in each grade level with specific focuses on math and English. States must meet these goals in order to obtain federal funding. How they meet...
  • Fake Reading Instruction is Biggest Con of all

    03/12/2016 5:36:05 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 42 replies
    religion.rantrave.com ^ | Feb. 6, 2016 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Quora, a discussion forum, posed the question: what are the biggest scams/cons in modern history? Dozens of smart, entertaining answers have been left: sale of the Eiffel Tower, bottled water, Scientology, military deceptions, Madoff, the diamond engagement ring, etc. One respondent says the central banking system is a huge con, which may be true. Trouble is, financial matters are very difficult so the con may not be obvious even after the matter is explained. So that leaves one clear winner. The biggest con is making 50 million Americans totally or partially illiterate by using a method known not to work....
  • BREAKING: Trump touts Carson endorsement in debate surprise

    03/10/2016 7:36:36 PM PST · by 20yearsofinternet · 114 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/10/2016 | ELIZA COLLINS
    Donald Trump brought a surprise to Thursday night's debate—an endorsement from former presidential rival Ben Carson. The New York billionaire was asked by moderator Jake Tapper what his specific issues were with Common Core when he pivoted to his endorsement. “I was with Dr. Carson today, who’s endorsing me by the way tomorrow morning, and we spoke for over an hour on education,” Trump said. “He wants a lot of different things that are terrific.” “I’m gonna have Ben very much involved with education,” Trump said.
  • Common Core Sinks GOP Establishment Figures

    03/11/2016 6:29:05 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 38 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 11, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Establishment Republicans are always mystified when they embrace Democratic Party policies and get hammered for it, particularly, as is frequently the case, when those programs don't work particularly well. "It was everyday moms who shamed the Republicans into abandoning Common Core," syndicated columnist Michelle Malkin averred at the Conservative Political Action Conference. "There are three reasons why Jeb Bush failed: his last name; his support for amnesty; and his cheerleading and cashing in on Common Core." The National Governors Association devised Common Core with Clinton era appointees, Malkin explained. In 2009, 25 people in the room devised Common Core including...
  • Pens, Phones, Nuclear Weapons and Common Core: Do Not Try This At Home

    03/07/2016 7:00:55 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-7-2016 | MOTUS
    Along with the end of racism,add to the Barack Hussein Obama legacy his sophomoric (literally) dream of a “nuclear free” world: (CNN) North Korea warned it would make a "preemptive and offensive nuclear strike" in response to joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises that began Monday. See what happens when other tin pot dictators get their hands on pens and phones too?And to think, the U.S. celebrity class is threatening to leave the country if Donald Trump is elected. Ironically,  if they elect one of their own – who will continue the Obama legacy on all fronts -they might not have...
  • Here's The New Pledge Of Allegiance LIBERALS Are Teaching Your Kids…

    03/05/2016 11:59:19 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 32 replies
    americas freedom fighters ^ | March 5, 2016 | Dean James
    "I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." Yes, the Pledge of Allegiance. We all grew up saying this every morning at school. It was wonderful. But, not everyone agrees. As you probably know by now, America's schools have been taken over by liberals that are indoctrinating our youth with their twisted left-wing ideals. Here's a perfect example. Kindergarten students from PS75, a public school in New York City, recently took part in a class project in...
  • Republicans Increase Education Spending

    02/29/2016 9:51:49 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 29, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    Not that that's a good thing. At the Cato Institute, several conservatives squared off to discuss education reform. David Cleary, Majority Staff Director for the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee attached to the office of Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), defended the recently-passed "Every Student Succeeds Act," or ESSA. The Heritage Foundation’s education policy analyst Lindsey Burke disagreed with ESSA's promised reforms, while former education commissioner Michael Hansen straddled both sides of the political aisle. Cleary claimed that ESSA scaled back some of the Department of Education's overreach with Common Core and Race to the Top but was not...
  • Global warming doubts spur push to block science standards (in Commie Core; WV)

    02/26/2016 5:42:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 26, 2016 4:13 PM EST | Jonathan Mattise
    Doubt over man's contribution to global warming, particularly through burning coal for power, is fueling a push by West Virginia lawmakers to block new science standards in schools. In a state defined by a coal industry that is now on life support, the Republican-led House of Delegates voted 73-20 on Friday to delay the new science standards related to Common Core. Discussion on the measure Thursday focused on concerns, largely by coal proponents, that teaching the standards about global warming would follow a "political agenda" and an "ideology." ...
  • The public has no idea the deficit is shrinking (MSNBC, do I need to say more)

    02/23/2016 7:50:39 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 32 replies
    MSNBC.com ^ | 2/23/2016 | Steve Benen
    A couple of years ago, a Bloomberg Politics Poll asked the public a good question about the deficit: “Is it your sense that this year the deficit is getting bigger or getting smaller, or is it staying about the same as last year?” It wasn’t even close – despite the fact that the deficit, in reality, was shrinking quickly, only 6% of the public knew that. A 62% majority said they believed it was getting bigger, which was the opposite of the truth. Two years later, Al Hunt flags the results of the new Bloomberg Politics Poll, which offers some...
  • Fall of the House of Bush: How last name and Donald Trump doomed Jeb

    02/21/2016 7:14:24 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/21/16 | Ed O'Keefe, Dan Balz and Matea Gold
    For Jeb Bush's campaign, August was a cruel month. Donald Trump's attacks on the former Florida governor as a "low-energy" politician were beginning to stick, and the two were bickering over immigration. The issue before the Bush team was what to do about it. -snip- Mike Murphy, the chief strategist for Bush's super PAC, Right to Rise, explained what had happened this way on Sunday. "Our theory was to dominate the establishment lane into the actual voting primaries," he said. "That was the strategy, and it did not work. I think it was the right strategy for Jeb. The problem...
  • Sorry Rush but Bush “internal” poll numbers don’t add up, no matter how much you want them to

    02/16/2016 8:45:37 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 41 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/16/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Another day brings another dive into Ted Cruz’s tank for Rush Limbaugh. Rush is giving us “Inside baseball- come closer and I’ll give you the REAL story” stuff on how Donald Trump is worried about a resurgent Ted Cruz and a gaining Jeb Bush. Rush “knows” that people are appalled by what Trump said last Saturday night. He talked about an “internal poll” “leaked” to the Cruz-supporting/Trump-hating Redstate.com. The “internal” poll comes from the hapless campaign of Jeb Bush’s super PAC, the open borders/common Core supporting Right to Rise. It shows Ted Cruz at 24% just off Trump’s 26% and...
  • Donald Trump: We’re Going To Keep Common Core

    02/10/2016 5:38:21 PM PST · by TBBT · 80 replies
    Redstate ^ | 2/10/16 | Jay Caruso
    That's right. Donald Trump, in South Carolina, came out in favor of Common Core education standards. Has he not been paying attention? Common Core is wildly unpopular in South Carolina. The state had originally implemented the standards and then rescinded them after a public backlash. Jeb Bush, at a Heritage Action forum in South Carolina was booed over the issue. Yet, here he is:
  • What Passes for Anti-School Choice Rhetoric is Frightening

    02/09/2016 1:56:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2016 | Tim Benson
    The Washington Post's Valerie Strauss has inadvertently done the country an invaluable service by allowing the rest of us to travel through the looking-glass into a universe where things are the opposite of real life: the world of far-left thought on education. Strauss gave premium blogspace to a bitter article by a former education fellow for The Progressive magazine, Sarah Lahm. The piece, titled "What Passes for School Choice Rhetoric is Frightening," is rife with errors and half-truths. It is hard to imagine a more factually bankrupt anti-school choice "argument" could be written, and by shining a gigantic spotlight on...
  • If Bill Gates really wants to help education…..

    02/05/2016 10:22:34 AM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 15 replies
    linkedin.com/pulse ^ | Jan 5, 2015 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Bill Gates is one of Americas greatest business geniuses. But when he turned to education, his magic touch vanished. He is now known as the man who squandered several billion dollars trying to foist Common Core on a combattive public. Indeed, Common Core is so unpopular that its very mention quickly doomed Jeb Bushs presidential campaign. Today, Donald Trump casually promises that he will get rid of it forever; and audiences cheer. Why Bill Gates felt he should promote this thing is a major mystery. Here is a possible theory. When a tycoon decides he wants to help public schools,...
  • Gov. John Bel Edwards orders state to drop anti-Common Core lawsuit

    02/05/2016 9:22:44 AM PST · by amorphous · 10 replies
    The Advocate ^ | 4 Feb 2016 | Will Sentell
    Gov. John Bel Edwards directed the state Thursday to drop a federal lawsuit challenging Common Core that was pushed by former Gov. Bobby Jindal. Edwards also ordered the termination of a $475,000 state contract to handle the legal challenge held by the law firm of Alexandria attorney Jimmy Faircloth, a former Jindal aide. The governor, in a prepared statement, said newly enacted federal legislation makes moot issues raised in the lawsuit. It does not benefit students to continue to use time and resources to pursue litigation that no longer has any bearing on classrooms in Louisiana, Edwards said in the...
  • National Campaign Launched to Abolish U.S. Education Department

    02/04/2016 8:00:26 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 31 replies
    The New American | 2-2-2016 | Alex Newman
    After years of running up against unconstitutional federal education mandates imposed on states using bribes and bludgeoning from Washington, D.C., a group of parents and grassroots education activists from across America is launching a fresh effort to shut down the U.S. Department of Education once and for all. The mission: "Stop Fed Ed." In the crosshairs is everything from dumbed-down "standards" such as the Obama-backed Common Core nationalization of schooling and associated federal testing regimes, to the deeply controversial federal data gathering and data mining encouraged and financed largely by the feds. The group hopes to pressure Congress into ending...
  • Jeb Bush sees insults and 'backbenchers' in Iowa, looks ahead to NH 'reset'

    02/01/2016 8:18:25 PM PST · by The people have spoken · 56 replies
    MSNBC ^ | Jordan Frasier
    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire---Jeb Bush didn't exactly name names when he made his prediction for which of his fellow candidates would finish in the top three in Iowa, but it was clear who he was talking about. "It's all about him and insulting his way to the presidency is the organizing principle," Bush said of Donald Trump. "The two other candidates that are likely to emerge in Iowa are two people that are backbenchers who have never done anything of consequence in their lives," he added, seemingly of Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz.
  • I Want To Give A Thanks To FR Homeschoolers (vanity)

    02/01/2016 7:37:59 PM PST · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 20 replies
    I just want to send a thanks to everyone who was helpful on this thread. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3349192/posts We are homeschooling, now, and I do appreciate the support and advice. Finding out what what is NOT being taught. It's disgusting.
  • New York Times: Jeb Bush 'Savaged' By Donald Trump

    02/01/2016 7:26:11 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/1/16 | Dr Susan Berry
    Bloomberg News' former top editor, Al Hunt, says GOP candidate Jeb Bush has been "savaged" by Washington-outsider Donald Trump. Alongside various self-inflicted mistakes and hits from Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), "Jeb Bush suffered most from being savaged by Mr. Trump, the billionaire developer, who derided him, insulted his family ties and mocked him with the lasting epithet that he was 'low energy,'" Hunt writes in a column at the New York Times. Hunt explains that Bush missed an opportunity in the first half of 2015 to define himself as a reform candidate and to showcase conservative credentials that appeal to...
  • It's Official: Put a Fork in John Kasich's Candidacy

    01/29/2016 1:29:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 01/29/2016 | Stuart Rothenberg
    Feel free to believe that there is a glimmer of hope for Ohio Gov. John Kasich's bid for the Republican presidential nomination. If that gives you comfort or plays to your own preferences, be my guest. I certainly wouldn't want to make you uncomfortable. But even if you believe that, try also to understand that Kasich's campaign is done. You can stick a fork in it. He will not be the GOP nominee for president in 2016. Recent endorsements from two New England newspapers prove that. Kasich continues to plug away in New Hampshire, hoping that lightning will strike and...
  • Obama wants $4B to help students learn computer science

    01/30/2016 11:04:00 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 61 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 30, 2016 6:03 AM EST | Darlene Superville
    President Barack Obama says he'll ask Congress for billions in new spending to help students learn computer science skills. Obama announced the plan in his weekly radio and Internet address on Saturday. He says developing analytical and coding skills is a must for jobs in the new economy. ...
  • STUDENT PUNISHED FOR REFUSING TO RECITE ISLAMIC PROFESSION OF FAITH (MD Lawsuit)

    01/29/2016 4:54:14 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 62 replies
    WND ^ | Jan 28 2016 | BOB UNRUH
    A Maryland high school punished a student for refusing to profess faith in Islam, gave her failing grades for a series of assignments that violated her Christian beliefs then threatened her father with arrest for complaining, a federal lawsuit charges. The suit was filed in U.S. District Court against the Charles County Public Schools in La Plata, Maryland, its board of education, Principal Evelyn Arnold and Vice Principal Shannon Morris by the Thomas More Law Center. [ ] The lawsuit charges that the defendants' "curriculum, practices, policies, actions, procedures, and customs promote the Islamic faith by requiring students to profess...
  • Exclusive: Former Houghton Mifflin Exec Reveals How Pearson Unfairly Won the LAUSD iPad Deal

    01/27/2016 9:53:03 AM PST · by Rockitz · 8 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 27 Jan 2016 | Dr. Susan Berry
    A former Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) executive reveals in a Project Veritas undercover investigation how textbook publishing giant Pearson Education won the $1.3 billion contract to put Common Core-curriculum-loaded iPads into the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), despite the fact that, he alleges, other publishers outpaced Pearson in their bids for the contract. In this fourth video of a series by James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas – focused on exposing the corporate cronyism behind the Common Core standards reform, Gilbert Garcia, Ph.D. tells the undercover journalist that “the big boys” of the textbook publishing world are Pearson, McGraw-Hill and HMH....
  • Undercover Video Exposes Common Core

    01/26/2016 4:36:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 26, 2016 | Phyllis Schlafly
    A new set of undercover videos has been released by Project Veritas, the organization started by young journalist James O'Keefe who exposed ACORN in 2009 and NPR in 2011, resulting in the resignation of top officials at both organizations. The new videos reveal the mindset of the people who developed the Common Core education materials and the publishers who profit from it. The expose comes just in time for the opening of this year's Education Policy Conference in St. Louis, which is the essential event for parents, citizens and educators concerned about what our children are being taught (and not...