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  • Christians Urged to Pull Children From Public Schools

    03/24/2017 5:03:59 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 58 replies
    The New American ^ | 23 March 2017 | Alex Newman
    The warning was clear: Christian parents should pull their children out of public schools, now, to protect them from spiritual damage, extreme indoctrination, and other serious problems. Pastors and churches should work to encourage that “exodus,” helping and encouraging families to put their kids in homeschools or private Christian schools as quickly as possible. The alternative will be the continued decline of the church in America and an acceleration of the nation's decline. That was the explosive message of an evangelical ministry leader speaking as a guest this week on one of America's top Christian radio programs.Dr. James Dobson, one...
  • [Video] American Education in the Age of Trump

    03/03/2017 9:11:10 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 1 replies
    FreedomProject Media ^ | Mar 3, 2017 | FreedomProject Media
    After five years of traveling the country, speaking to tens of thousands of families, testifying before numerous state legislatures, and conducting extensive interviews about Common Core and the rise of federal education, FreedomProject Academy’s Academic Director, Dr. Duke Pesta, sits down with award-winning author and teacher, Alex Newman, for a special presentation on "American Education in the Age of Trump." Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmeMUUGZ9WA FreedomProject Academy's Judeo-Christian, Live Online Classical School offers more than 100 classes for Kindergarten-High School. FPA can help with a single class or provide a complete curriculum free of Common Core. Free Information Packet @ http://fpeusa.org © FreedomProject Media...
  • Parents question seventh-grade lesson on Islam

    02/21/2017 9:11:50 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 29 replies
    New Jersey Hills Media Group ^ | 02/10/2017 | KATHY SHWIFF
    Two parents raised questions about the way seventh-graders are taught about Islam during the school board meeting Thursday, Feb. 6. Borough residents Nancy Geyer and Libby Hilsenrath said the social studies curriculum includes two videos and other materials that go in-depth about Islamic practices, prayer and holidays and display the statement, “There is no God except Allah.” {..snip..}
  • Parents Demand an End to Islamic Teachings in Public School

    02/26/2017 12:19:39 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 52 replies
    patriotnewsdaily ^ | 21 Feb 2017
    Parents in Chatham, New Jersey are demanding answers from the local board of education as it pertains to what their children are being taught in their 7th grade social studies class. According to Nancy Gayer and Libby Hilsenrath, their children are being given lessons about Islam that would never be acceptable if they were about Christianity. In fact, Gayer said at a board meeting on Monday, her son was specifically chastised a few years ago when he gave a PowerPoint presentation that briefly mentioned his religious views. Gayer said he was told to stop “proselytizing” when he included a Bible...
  • Parent Outraged After 6th Grader Forced To Learn Islamic Conversion Prayer In Class

    02/11/2017 5:26:46 AM PST · by davikkm · 69 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Cristina Laila
    South Carolina-A parent is outraged after her 6th grade child was indoctrinated on Islam and was forced to learn about the Islamic conversion prayer (Shahada)! WCSC reports: In worksheets provided to Live 5 News, sixth graders at Alston Middle School were asked to fill in blanks about Islam and match up statements from the Quran with the five pillars of the religion. The mom says she is infuriated and that others agree with her. “Our concern is that if the need permission to teach sexual education, they should be getting permission to teach religious values,” she said.
  • Are the Dems using School System Databases to directly recruit students?

    02/10/2017 6:00:04 PM PST · by Right-wing Librarian · 17 replies
    TruNews ^ | February 10, 2017 | Rick Wiles
    Parent reports her young child directly contacted by non-school groups (via school's student email address) inviting them to join and learn how to become an activist ("It's fun") and "protect themselves" against Donald Trump. Program is entitled: "Rick Wiles, Japan Relocates Jobs to America to Flee Fukushima Meltdown". She calls in and describes how they are doing it. Listen beginning at the 1:06:29 marker.
  • Bernie Sanders turns to ‘sexist’ demeaning attacks against Betsy DeVos

    02/04/2017 3:56:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Global Dispatch ^ | February 4, 2017 | Kaye Wonderhouse
    Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders asked President Trump’s education secretary candidate, Betsy DeVos, whether she would have got the job if her family had not donated $200m to the Republican party. Sanders’ demeaning question was followed with questions promoting his “free college” initiative. “My question is, and I don’t want to be rude, but do you think if you were not a multi-billionaire, if your family had not made hundreds of millions of dollars of contributions to the Republican party that you would be sitting here today?” “Senator, as a matter of fact, I do think there would be that possibility....
  • Allan Hubbard said to Become Dept. Sec of USDOE (Common Core-Choice Lockdown)

    01/14/2017 8:21:31 AM PST · by magna carta · 52 replies
    Education Views ^ | 1-14-07 | Donna Garner
    [1.14.17 – COMMENTS FROM DONNA GARNER: Donald Trump has done a brilliant job of choosing talented and successful people to serve in the other cabinet positions – all except for his choices for the U. S. Dept. of Education. Betsy DeVos has been vitally involved in driving Common Core into our nation’s schools, and now it seems that another Common Core advocate may be chosen as the Deputy Secretary of Education, Allan B. Hubbard. Similar to Betsy DeVos, Mr. Hubbard has long been in league with Jeb Bush, the National Governors’ Association, the Chamber of Commerce, the Lumina Foundation, the...
  • DeVos vows to end Common Core at Michigan rally with Trump

    12/10/2016 1:25:50 AM PST · by GonzoII · 138 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/9/16 | Gabby Morrongiello
    President-elect Trump was joined by his pick for secretary of education, Betsy DeVos, at a "Thank You" rally Friday night in her home state of Michigan. DeVos, a longtime school choice advocate and billionaire GOP donor, was tapped by Trump to head the Education Department late last month after impressing him and Vice President-elect Mike Pence with her understanding of education policy and dedication to improving public education and expanding charter schools in the Great Lake State.
  • Not with my child you wont (common core)

    12/07/2016 11:45:43 AM PST · by mainestategop · 11 replies
    WHAT IS COMMON CORE ^ | joan landes
    Not with my child you won’t: Psychological Damages of Common Core Analyzed by Joan Landes 48 comments NOT WITH MY CHILD YOU WON’T Guest Post by Joan Landes joan landes Joan Landes, a Utah mental health therapist, has spoken out in opposition to Common Core. The speech posted below comes from a recent conference where she spoke. She has given permission to post her findings here, and they are also posted on her blog here: Not with my child you won’t! Thank you, Joan Landes. National Educational Standards are Based on Myths and False Premises Myth 1: International standardized tests...
  • Looking at Trump's Voucher Plan (more Fedzilla calling the shots-Communist Core on steroids)

    12/03/2016 9:35:55 AM PST · by magna carta · 48 replies
    Podomatic.com ^ | Nov.29,2016 | KrisAnne Hall
    Trump's voucher plan is garnering much support. Let's look at it and see the good, the bad, and the ugly. Only through proper analysis can we make the proper educational course corrections.
  • Meet Betsy DeVos

    11/29/2016 9:35:59 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 12 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 29, 2016 | Deborah Lambert
    President-elect Donald Trump has selected billionaire philanthropist Betsy DeVos, a relatively unknown figure on the national scene, to head the U.S. Department of Education. Calling her a "brilliant and passionate education advocate," Trump said in a press release that "under her leadership we will reform the U.S. education system and break the bureaucracy that is holding our children back so that we can deliver world-class education and school choice to all families." Although DeVos earns high praise from conservatives for her pro-school choice positions, she is a polarizing figure to public education supporters, who claim she could destroy public schools...
  • Dept. of Education Pushing Muslim Indoctrination Under Cover of Anti-Bullying Programs

    11/28/2016 9:52:06 PM PST · by Steelfish · 20 replies
    PJMedia ^ | November 28, 2016
    Dept. of Education Pushing Muslim Indoctrination Under Cover of Anti-Bullying Programs BY PJ PARENTING NOVEMBER 28, 2016 It seems that schools across the United States may indoctrinating children in the tenets of Islam through anti-bullying programs. On February 11 of this year, the U.S. Department of Education sent a blog post titled “Protecting Our Muslim Youth from Bullying" that recommended: Not since the days and months immediately after September 11 has the Muslim community faced the level of anti-Muslim bias and bullying that has been seen over the past several months. In the wake of Paris and other terrorist attacks,...
  • Betsy DeVos (Trump's New Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Clarifies Position on Common Core)

    11/23/2016 2:32:32 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 110 replies
    Betsy Devos.com ^ | 11/23/2016 | Betsy Devos
    Q+A Q: What are 5 things we might not know about you? I’m a grandmother! My husband (Dick) and I have four children and five grandchildren. I was born and raised in Michigan. Born in Holland, MI, I’ve been a lifelong resident of Michigan. I’m an advocate for children. I’ve been involved with education issues for 28 years. I’ve been on the front lines fighting to make education better for all children. I’m an activist. I’m a total outsider to elective office and government, but I’m no stranger to the political process. A citizen volunteer, I have served in local,...
  • Betsy DeVos: Many of you are asking about Common Core. To clarify, I am not a supporter—period.

    11/23/2016 11:45:02 AM PST · by conservative98 · 48 replies
    Betsy DeVos ‏@BetsyDeVos Many of you are asking about Common Core. To clarify, I am not a supporter—period. Read my full stance, here: http://betsydevos.com/qa/ https://twitter.com/BetsyDeVos/status/801505785742290945
  • Trump nominates conservative activist Betsy DeVos as education secretary

    11/23/2016 10:20:12 AM PST · by hotsteppa · 211 replies
    BREAKING NEWS: President-elect Donald Trump has named Betsy DeVos, a conservative activist and billionaire philanthropist who has pushed forcefully for private school voucher programs nationwide, as his nominee for education secretary, according to a person close to DeVos.
  • 'Public Enemy No. 1' of the teachers' unions is eyed by Trump team for Education Secretary

    11/17/2016 5:27:01 AM PST · by bryan999 · 91 replies
    The Donald Trump transition team is eyeing former Washington, D.C. public school chancellor Michelle Rhee for Secretary of Education, multiple sources close to the transition tell the Daily Mail. The appointment of Rhee – who has been dubbed 'Public Enemy No. 1' of the teachers' unions -- would be a bold move by the Trump team, and a signal that his administration is gearing up to take an aggressive stance on education reform. It would also cut across partisan lines. Rhee is a lifelong Democrat, and a proponent of Common Core, a set of federal education standards that is opposed...
  • Most college students think America invented slavery, professor finds

    10/31/2016 11:33:51 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 55 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 10-31-16 | Kate Hardiman
    For 11 years, Professor Duke Pesta gave quizzes to his students at the beginning of the school year to test their knowledge on basic facts about American history and Western culture. The most surprising result from his 11-year experiment? Students’ overwhelming belief that slavery began in the United States and was almost exclusively an American phenomenon, he said. “Most of my students could not tell me anything meaningful about slavery outside of America,” Pesta told The College Fix. “They are convinced that slavery was an American problem that more or less ended with the Civil War, and they are very...
  • PBS Introduces Lesson Plan To Indoctrinate Students Against Trump

    09/14/2016 9:16:24 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 44 replies
    iheart ^ | 9/14/2016 | Eric Owens
    Just in time for the 2016 election, San Francisco PBS affiliate KQED is offering a Common Core-ready lesson plan designed for public school teachers who want to indoctrinate students with a love for open borders and a deep suspicion of anyone who favors the immigration restrictions proposed by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. The lesson plan — which comes complete with “safe space” suggestions — is offered by way of a section of the taxpayer-funded television station’s website called “The Lowdown” (“connecting newsroom to classroom”). The lesson, released this week, centers around a graphic comic entitled “Fear of Foreigners: A...
  • Rebranding Common Core

    09/14/2016 7:27:10 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 32 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 14, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The unpopularity of the Common Core educational standards is not causing its proponents to rethink it but to rebrand it. "In 2010, every state but Alaska, Nebraska, Texas, and Virginia adopted Common Core State Standards, a set of requirements for what elementary and secondary school children should know in each grade in math and English language arts," Joy Pullmann writes in the second edition of Common Core: A Bad Choice for America, published by the Heartland Institute. "Five years later, three in five Americans said they don’t know if Common Core is in their local schools." "While 25 states have...
  • Homeschool Advocate: US Gov’t Bullies Parents And Kids Into Common Core [VIDEO]

    08/29/2016 7:09:17 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 14 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | 8-27-2016 | Ginni Thomas
    Daily Caller News Foundation Homeschool Advocate: US Gov’t Bullies Parents And Kids Into Common Core [VIDEO] Ginni Thomas Contributor 10:24 PM 08/27/2016 As parents increasingly notice government schools indoctrinate children with secular or progressive values, more families are exploring homeschooling as “a freedom initiative” to maintain control over values and beliefs. Sam Sorbo is a passionate, dedicated homeschooling mom of three and talk radio host. Often on Fox News, Sorbo is an actress, former model and biomedical engineer from Duke University, who is married to actor Kevin Sorbo of “Hercules” fame. She is also the author of recent book “They’re...
  • My Public School (Mis)Education About Islam

    08/24/2016 3:11:12 AM PDT · by Benny Huang · 10 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | August 24, 2016 | Benny Huang
    Does it matter what our kids learn about Islam in public schools? Jenny McKeigue of Olmsted Falls, Ohio thinks so. This small town mother has battled her local school board for about four years to get them to remove parts of the curriculum that seem to promote Islam. In 2012, McKeigue learned that her son had been shown a video in his seventh grade social studies class that she considered to be blatant Muslim propaganda. The video, an episode of the discontinued "30 Days" reality TV series, featured a "regular American" (the host's terminology, not mine) spending thirty days immersing...
  • Virginia School Board Member: Opt Out of Intrusive School Surveys

    08/19/2016 8:48:55 AM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 13 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | August 19, 2016
    Yesterday, Elizabeth Schultz, a FCPS school board member from the Springfield District, encouraged parents to opt out of the upcoming FCPS Youth Survey, which will be administered to 6th, 8th, and 10th grade students in fall 2016, and appeared to support a measure that would abolish the survey. On Twitter, Schultz used the hashtag "#OptOut" and criticized the survey as containing "assumptively crafted, probative questions." If you look at the actual survey, you will quickly see that she is right. Questions such as "how often do you use cocaine" and "how did you get the alcohol you drink" clearly are...
  • Honors Students Forced to Repeat Grade for Opting Out of Common Core Tests; Parents Sue

    08/15/2016 11:58:03 AM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 18 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | August 15, 2016
    In Florida, a group of parents are suing state education officials for coercing their children to repeat third grade because they were opted out of government standardized testing. The Orlando Sentinel reports: "One Orange County plaintiff had a daughter who was on the honor roll, the suit said, but "is being retained in the third grade because of no FSA scores and because her teacher was not informed of the criteria for developing a student portfolio during the school year." State law allows students who fail the FSA to be promoted through a portfolio of class work, but the Florida...
  • Parents sue when third-grade honors students are not promoted to fourth grade

    08/13/2016 5:10:50 AM PDT · by detective · 102 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 12, 2016 | Valerie Strauss
    This belongs in the you-can’t-make-up-this-stuff category: In Florida (you knew it was Florida, didn’t you?), some third-graders — including honor students — are being forced to retake third grade because their parents decided to opt them out of the state’s mandated standardized reading test this past spring. An undetermined number of third-graders who refused to take the Florida Standards Assessment in reading have been barred from moving to fourth grade in some counties. A lawsuit filed by parents against state education officials as well as school boards in seven Florida counties says counties are interpreting the state’s third-grade retention law...
  • VANITY: Is Communism Part of the Common Core Curriculum?

    07/28/2016 8:01:20 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 26 replies
    7/28/2016 | Stars & Stripes Forever
    Why so many young people following Bernie?
  • DNC Hack: For The Love Of God, Don’t Talk About Common Core

    07/27/2016 7:58:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 26, 2016 | Blake Neff
    Leaked emails in the recent Democratic National Committee (DNC) Wikileaks hack reveal that DNC officials view Common Core as a political “third rail” and want party members to avoid talking about it. Well, sometimes, at least. The remarks were made by DNC deputy communications director Eric Walker while discussing a planned video that would denounced the GOP as hostile to teachers. Walker was highly critical of a part of the video that would mention Common Core, and said it had to go at all costs. “Common Core is a political third rail that we should not be touching at all....
  • 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
    Chart @ Above Link
  • 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...