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  • Lackluster results prove Idaho must end Common Core

    06/24/2019 5:05:22 PM PDT · by Twotone · 17 replies
    Idaho Freedom Foundation ^ | June 21, 2019 | Wayne Hoffman
    Almost nine years after Idaho adopted Common Core, state officials still can’t say whether the supposedly-more-rigorous education standards have made a positive difference. Worse, mounting evidence from across the country shows the standards are nothing short of a disaster. I asked both Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherry Ybarra’s office and the State Board of Education (SBOE) to supply proof that the standards have worked. Ybarra spokesman Kris Rodine said ISAT test results are one measure that “Idaho students are making progress toward proficiency on higher standards of knowledge and demonstration of skills.” She stopped short of saying the standards, adopted...
  • Socialism versus Education

    06/10/2019 7:45:11 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | June 27, 2018 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Control and pervert education, and you can convince the masses that they no longer want what their parents and grandparents wanted so desperately. Educated people can reflect on what is being done to them. Ignorant people do not know enough to reflect on much of anything. More and more, American students lack basic skills and fundamental knowledge. How can they understand proposals made by politicians, media, and government? Igor Shafarevich, a famous Russian mathematician, wrote a 1980 book called “The Socialist Phenomenon.” Shafarevich explained that enforced equality was a constant obsession of socialists. To achieve it, they were willing to...
  • Federally Funded Study: Common Core Sunk U.S. Kids’ Test Scores

    05/30/2019 8:27:55 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 43 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 5/30/2019 | Joy Pullmann
    Researchers the Obama administration funded to assist Common Core’s rollout recently found, to their surprise, that under Common Core U.S. student achievement has sunk (h/t Lance Izumi). “Contrary to our expectation, we found that [Common Core] had significant negative effects on 4th graders’ reading achievement during the 7 years after the adoption of the new standards, and had a significant negative effect on 8th graders’ math achievement 7 years after adoption based on analyses of NAEP composite scores,” the Center on Standards, Alignment, Instruction and Learning (C-SAIL) preliminary study said. “The size of these negative effects, however, was generally small.”...
  • This Vet Imprisoned for Digging Ponds on His Land Died. Now His Widow Continues the Fight.

    05/19/2019 5:05:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 62 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | May 19, 2019 | Kevin Mooney
    The name of a Navy veteran may be cleared after he was convicted, fined, and imprisoned for digging ponds in a wooded area near his Montana home, to supply water in case of fire. The Supreme Court has vacated a lower court ruling against Joe Robertson, who was sent to federal prison and ordered to pay $130,000 in restitution through deductions from his Social Security checks. Any definitive legal victory for Robertson would be posthumous, since he died March 18 at age 80. But his lawyers describe the Supreme Court’s action as a “big win” for Robertson’s widow, Carrie, who...
  • College Board president pushing 'adversity score' is same man behind Common Core program

    05/17/2019 9:53:12 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 22 replies
    Fox ^ | 5/17/19
    The College Board president behind the recent decision to assign applicants an "adversity score" is the same man who courted controversy pushing Common Core, the national K-12 curriculum standards project that several states adopted, then dropped under pressure from education activists. David Coleman, the architect of Common Core and current president and chief executive of the College Board, has a controversial history with standardized tests and higher learning. Critics claim Common Core, which was designed to establish baseline K-12 curriculum standards but was derided as a power grab from local school boards, should be seen as a cautionary tale. They...
  • The Banality of the F-Bomb: Once taboo, the word has become an unfortunate national habit

    05/09/2019 11:19:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/09/2019 | By HEATHER WILHELM
    One of my favorite 1960s anecdotes comes from legendary broadcaster Larry King, who tells of attending his first roast at New York City’s Friars Club. There, French actor Maurice Chevalier dared to utter the F-word live on stage. King was practically blown out of his seat. “I thought I’d die,” he recalls. Today, as King himself has noted, the F-bomb — once known as the ultimate forbidden verbal lightning bolt, the Utterance That Must Not Be Named, or at least the word of last resort to use when you’re really hopelessly mad — might as well be growing out of...
  • K-12: What Happened to Bill Gates and Common Core?

    05/08/2019 7:00:57 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 8, 2019 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Bill Gates is among the richest, most successful people on the planet. He enjoyed a lot of victories until he ventured into a dangerous part of town called Education. He squandered a few billion dollars by becoming entangled with a shady character named Common Core. Since 2010, Gates endured a long, slow defeat, as more people turned against Common Core, and he himself realized that it was not what he had dreamed of. So how did Bill Gates lose his golden touch? Gates, computer man and businessman, trusted data neatly arrayed on monitors. Digital tools could give predictability, consistency, and...
  • Donald Trump and Ivanka introduce Common Core for college

    05/06/2019 5:52:06 PM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 39 replies
    The Strident Conservative ^ | March 19, 2019 | David Leach
    Using the high cost of a college education as cover, Donald Trump and senior advisor/daughter Ivanka released the Proposals to Reform the Higher Education Act. As is always the case whenever Washington uses the word “reform,” the result will be bigger government, more spending, and less liberty. “We need to modernize our higher education system to make it affordable, flexible, and more outcome oriented so that all Americans, young and old, can learn the skills they need to secure and retain good-paying jobs,” Ivanka stated in a call with reporters. Sounds noble, doesn’t it? Did you notice the absence of...
  • What Everyone Needs To Know About Education

    04/28/2019 6:53:16 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 24 replies
    RenewAmerica ^ | August 15, 2015 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    The most striking thing about our public schools is that they have been in perpetual decline for many decades. Why? The government has its own tests called the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP); these tests regularly suggest that two-thirds of fourth-graders and eighth-graders are "below proficient" in reading. That's what decline looks like. It's guaranteed those two-thirds will never be literate, as that term has been traditionally used. Some may learn to read in a painful struggling way, but they won't be reading a daily paper or curling up with a good book. And yet, a century ago, this...
  • K-12: Listen To Me, You Rich Successful People In Your Mansions

    03/27/2019 6:05:13 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Jan 22, 2019 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    I know, I know, you don’t want to think about all the bad public schools out there. Nothing to do with you, right?? Wrong. The effects are oozing through the society. You are in danger. Want safety? Here are three threats you have to overcome: 1) THE EDUCATION ESTABLISHMENT CAN’T BE TRUSTED. Almost a century ago, they took a wrong turn, and went down a road marked SOCIAL ENGINEERING. The problem for everybody else is that these ideologues hope to wreck the society we’ve got, so they can build the collectivized world they dream about. (The honest term would be...
  • Florida Gov. DeSantis signs executive order scrapping Common Core

    01/31/2019 7:43:56 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | 31 Jan 19 | Craig Patrick
    In another reversal of former Florida Gov. Rick Scott's policies, Gov. Ron DeSantis ordered an end to Common Core-type educational standards in the state. DeSantis’ executive order directs Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran to develop a road map for a new way to educate the Sunshine State’s students. Florida moved to a Common Core-type system under Scott, a change aimed at matching standards for other students in the U.S. State leaders made some tweaks to Common Core, and re-branded it as ‘Florida Standards’ but they remain very similar to Common Core. State governors - not the federal government - developed Common...
  • DeSantis signs executive order to abolish Common Core in Florida

    01/31/2019 2:45:56 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 42 replies
    Fox 35 Orlando ^ | 1/31/19 | Craig Patrick, FOX 13 News
    Posted: Jan 31 2019 02:02PM EST Video Posted: Jan 31 2019 05:11PM EST Updated: Jan 31 2019 05:11PM EST CAPE CORAL, Fla. (FOX 13) - In another reversal of former Florida Gov. Scott's policies, Gov. Ron DeSantis ordered an end to Common Core-type educational standards in Florida. DeSantis’ executive order directs Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran to develop a road map for a new way to educate the sunshine state’s students. Florida moved to a Common Core-type system under former Gov. Rick Scott, a change aimed at matching standards for other students in the U.S. State leaders made some tweaks to...
  • LONSBERRY: Cuomo's Depopulation War On Upstate NY

    12/24/2018 1:19:45 PM PST · by cutty · 38 replies
    NewsRadio WHAM 1180 - Rochester ^ | Dec 20, 2018 | Bob Lonsberry
    Since the start of the decade, a million people have moved out of New York. For Andrew Cuomo, that’s not a problem, that’s a victory. It has solidified his party’s hold on power, and it has reshaped the state and its culture in a fashion more congenial to his interests and agenda. ... From the summer of 2017 to the summer of 2018, New York had a net loss in population of more than 48,000. Illinois, another Democrat state, was the second-most abandoned state, with 45,000 net reduction in population. Of the seven other states which had a net loss...
  • "Saving K-12" has an e-book version

    11/28/2018 12:38:47 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 5 replies
    Authorsden.com ^ | Nov. 27, 2018 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    I had a surprise on Thanksgiving weekend. The e-book version of "Saving K-12" reached #5, for a few days, on Amazon in its education category. It's only $3, that may explain the jump. The paperback is $20. There's also a hardcover. The full title tells you the book's purpose: "Saving K-12 – What happened to our public schools? How do we fix them?” My theme is that we can't have much education reform unless the public is more aware of what games the Education Establishment is playing.For testimonials about the writer and info about the book, please see: www.Lit4u.com/saving-k-12/ -------------------------------------------...
  • 9 Years Into Common Core, Test Scores Are Down, Indoctrination Up

    11/05/2018 9:48:08 AM PST · by fwdude · 42 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 5, 2018 | Joy Pullmann
    Common Core sucked all the energy, money, and motivation right out of desperately needed potential reforms to U.S. public schools for a decade, and for nothing. It’s been about nine years since the Obama administration lured states into adopting Common Core sight unseen, with promises it would improve student achievement. Like President Obama’s other big promises — “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor” — this one’s been proven a scam. “If you set and enforce rigorous and challenging standards and assessments; if you put outstanding teachers at the front of the classroom; if you turn around...
  • K-12: Let's Listen to a Real Educator

    04/09/2018 6:34:30 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 11 replies
    Renew America ^ | January 13, 2018 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    I think it's a fair suspicion that our Education Establishment lie much too often. If not that, their ideas are narrow, their horizons limited. Most children, they seem to believe, are mud, lacking any special gifts. Last week I met a different kind of educator, a Roman named Quintilian, 35-100 AD. (He and Cicero, 106-63 BC, have long been considered the two great masters of oratory, language, and education.) All it took was a few quotes and I knew that Marcus Fabius Quintilianus was brilliant, big-minded, and bold. If we had a dozen guys like this, the ed games are...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg Thinks Some College Title IX Trials Are Unfair to the Accused

    02/20/2018 3:15:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Reason ^ | Feb. 19, 2018 | Robby Soave|10:29 am
    Supreme Court justice says the #MeToo movement is important, but so is due process.Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg thinks colleges and universities are violating the due process rights of students facing sexual misconduct charges. The Atlantic's Jeffrey Rosen asked the Court's second-ever female justice for her thoughts on the #MeToo movement. Unsurprisingly, Ginsburg was happy about the increased public attention being paid to the problems of sexual harassment and gender-based inequality in the workplace. But she was also concerned about protecting the due process rights of the accused—particularly on college campuses: Rosen: What about due process for the accused?...
  • Obama directive easing school discipline for minority students fueling classroom chaos

    03/21/2018 5:32:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 21, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    The Trump administration is being accused of racism for targeting an Obama-era directive compelling schools to ease up on discipline for minority students — even though the policy has made life more difficult for kids, including minorities, stuck in increasingly unruly classrooms. Ask Virginia Walden Ford, who runs a church-based after-school snack program in Little Rock. She was recently surprised when a young, fearful black girl turned up before the end of the school day and admitted she had skipped class. Why? She had been involved in a fight the day before with another girl, but the school had refused...
  • Common Core Supporters Offer Yet Another Sad Defense of Failed Standards

    08/31/2018 2:25:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 31, 2018 | Jane Robins
    Proponents of the failed and destructive Common Core experiment refuse to let it go. Bill Gates, who funded a large chunk of Common Core development and marketing despite knowing essentially nothing about education, has yet to admit that it simply didn’t work out. Gates apparently believes there’s nothing wrong with Common Core that more of his money and invaluable guidance can’t fix. The same obtuseness animates a new report from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, which for some reason the press generally refers to as “conservative” or “right-leaning.” Fordham’s schtick for some years has been evaluating and assigning grades to state...
  • Why parents struggle with Common Core math: “The diagrams are absolutely insane.”

    06/17/2018 6:25:25 PM PDT · by BobL · 124 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | June 17, 2018 | Karen D'Souza
    (snip) Eight years after California adopted new standards designed to boost students’ critical thinking and analytical skills, it’s become clear that a critical group was left behind in the push to implement Common Core: parents. The good old days of memorizing math formulas or multiplication tables are gone. Instead, Common Core math requires students to show how they reason their way to the right answer. As a result, many parents say homework is far more complicated than it used to be. For example, the right answer to 3×5 isn’t just 15 anymore, as one popular social media post noted. It’s...