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Common Core, Still in Place, Nationalized Educational Quackery
By Alex Newman   |   05.10.21
Perhaps nothing has done more to rouse Americans from their slumber on government education than the so-called Common Core standards, which were quietly imposed on the nation by the leftist Obama administration using tax-funded “bribe” money and arm-twisting. People were furious. Trump called the standards “a total disaster.” But the anger only scratched the surface of the problem.
Common Core: School Test Scores Are Nosediving
In 2013 Michael Cohen of Achieve, Inc. (an organization integral to developing and marketing the Common Core national standards) testified in New York that Common Core is a long-term education experiment on our children: “The full effects… won’t be seen until an entire cohort of students, from kindergarten through high school graduation, has been effectively exposed to Common Core teaching.” Four years later we may not be seeing the full effects, but heaven help us when we get there.
GLSEN and their LGBT Common Core Public School Agenda
By Israel Wayne   |   01.12.17
There is a commonly held belief that most parents have that America’s public school system is completely neutral in terms of religious and social values. The view is that the public school system exists only to teach neutral subjects, such...
Rotten to the Common Core: Two Events Exposing the Massive Education Takeover
By Monte Larrick   |   07.20.16
Dr. Duke Pesta says if you add up all the facts, it’s clear: Common Core is fueling the crisis in American education. The acclaimed education reformer contends that Common Core is a huge federal government overreach that is quickly making...
Common Core: the Trojan Horse for Federalized Education Control
By Tamara Cochran Louris   |   04.01.16
Education in America was originally the province of parents and churches. "Homeschooling" was the norm from colonial times through the mid-1800's, and a classic education was the model.
The Case Against Common Core Coming to Illinois
By Monte Larrick   |   03.29.16
If you have children or grandchildren in the public school system, be sure to attend the Illinois Family Institute Common Core Symposium. More information here. Dr. Duke Pesta will lead this important event on Friday April 8th at the Stone...
Analysis: Top 5 Reasons Common Core Has Been a Disaster
Implementation of the Common Core State Standards Initiative has not gone well, supporters and critics alike now agree. Understanding why the education reform has been so rocky could aid future policy initiatives.
Common Core: Beyond Rote
As we’ve noted before, when proponents of the Obama Administration’s Common Core education reforms try to make the case for the program, they often end up giving material to its opponents.
Teaching Math the Common Core Way (no chuckling allowed)
By Laurie Higgins   |   09.06.14
This should help all of us dullard parents clarify Common Core arithmetic for our confused little ones--you know, without forcing them to memorize those pesky math facts. (Remember: No chuckling, which would be mean to the teacher—maybe even bullying):
Common Core’s Growing Unpopularity
The highly acclaimed school standards called Common Core are becoming so unpopular that they may soon be politically untouchable...
Legislation to Delay Common Core — Hearing This Wednesday
By David E. Smith   |   03.24.14
This Wednesday, State Representative Dwight Kay (R-Glen Carbon) will be presenting HR 543 before the House Elementary & Secondary Education Committee.  This resolution will urge the Illinois State Board of Education to delay the implementation of Common Core Standards until...
Dumbed-Down Common Core
Big name Republicans and putative conservatives signing onto the Obama Administration’s Common Core education reforms in the belief that they will raise standards in public schools may want to entertain the possibility that they will actually lower them.
Concerns About Common Core (Part 2)
By Laurie Higgins   |   08.27.13
Yesterday in the Chicago Tribune, Bob Secter writing ostensibly in support of Common Core Standards (CCS) engaged in the very kind of hyperbolic mischaracterization of critics of CCS for which he condescendingly mocks them. He spends the first quarter of...
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