A Preview of the Fox Business GOP Debate
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Allysen Efferson and Joy Pullmann to discuss education reform. Then Rory Cooper of Purple Strategies and Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon give us a preview of tonight’s GOP debate on Fox Business.
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How Do We Fix Education in the United States?
Earlier, I put up a piece on national test scores falling for the first time since the test began in 1990. It’s the first time we’ve seen such a dip, so it is not a trend. It’s not indicative of where we are headed. However, we do have a pretty good idea that things could get worse before they get better. One of the reasons | Read More »
What’s Causing National Test Scores To Drop?
The Washington Post has a piece out about national test scores dipping for the first time since the federal government began this test in 1990. Fourth-graders and eighth-graders across the United States lost ground on national mathematics tests this year, the first declines in scores since the federal government began administering the exams in 1990. Reading performance also was sobering: Eighth-grade scores dropped, according to results | Read More »
Common Core’s Broken Promises
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Daniel Payne to discuss political correctness on college campuses, then Joy Pullman talks about Common Core’s Broken promises.
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Education Secretary Arne Duncan Leaving White House
There will be a lot of flowery words written about the Education Secretary for the vast majority of Barack Obama’s administration, but what we should all remember Arne Duncan for is his attempt to circumvent federal law and try to backdoor in Common Core as a federal policy, as well as being so hopelessly partisan any attempts to say otherwise are laughable. Simply put, Duncan | Read More »
No Child Left Behind and the Need to Uberize Education
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Lindsey Burke to discuss No Child Left Behind, why it’s important in the fight against Common Core and the Uberization of education.
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Jindal to… raise revenue?
I will be the first to admit that the “conservative media” in Louisiana is often just looking to find flaws in anyone so they can build themselves up as a better conservative than a politician. Good for readership or ratings or whatever. However, I have to look at this move by Bobby Jindal and wonder if it is really the best move to make. After | Read More »
Jeb Bush and CPAC: how he answered some questions…
I suspect that these answers (via the Daily Signal) by Jeb Bush on immigration and Common Core questions will not much move the needle, one way or the other. Jeb Bush is clearly a capable public speaker… but. He has some unpopular opinions on the subject, and that is the meat of it. Whether that hurts Jeb Bush in the primary any more than it | Read More »
Common Core is so Bad even Democrats are Starting to Reject It
Common Core horror stories abound, but until now, the most visible opponents of the educational takeover have been Republicans. Washington state’s Democrats have changed that. A few days ago, the leaders of the state party met and formally condemned the education standards. Per Fox News: Leaders of the state Democratic Party have passed a resolution condemning the national education standards known as the Common Core, | Read More »
The Common Core and the 2016 Republican Candidates
We asked the Republicans who met at the Iowa Freedom Summit what they thought about Common Core. Let’s just say the conservatives running are not exactly fans of Common Core. Hear them in their own words:
Erin May is a Hero Fighting Common Core. More Mothers Will Hopefully Follow.
Erin May is the mother of two boys in the Lafayette Parish School System. She may also be on the verge of launching a revolution to take education back from the bureaucrats. Mrs. May’s sons are required this year to take the PARCC exam in Louisiana. PARCC is the Common Core exam in Louisiana. The exam will not be used to help her children improve | Read More »
Common Core is Hurting Your Kids and Seizing Your Parental Rights
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Joy Pullmann to discuss Common Core, the ridiculous way they teach math and why society thinks our parents should have been arrested.
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Twenty to Forty Something Year Old Childless White Men & the Death of America
Overnight at my personal site, I posted this piece on common core and my third grader. I followed it up with a post at RedState. I am again noticing a pattern that I noticed when I first started writing and talking about Common Core. “This has gotten to the point of saying communism is great, it just hasn’t been honestly implemented yet.”To be sure, for | Read More »
This is What Common Core Looks Like
The picture above is from my third grade daughter’s math book. This is the only page that explains that method for subtraction. There are, for the record, four ways to subtract that my third grader must learn. “The only champions of common core I know are paid to like it and most of them have no kids.”This is the only page explaining that method. This | Read More »
Bill Bennett paid to pimp for Common Core
Last week Reagan administration Secretary of Education Bill Bennett appeared on the op-ed page of the Wall Street Journal called The Conservative Case for Common Core. That’s the fundamental idea behind a core curriculum: preserving and emphasizing what’s essential, in fields like literature and math, to a worthwhile education. It is also, by the way, a conservative idea. In the op-ed, Bennett dangles a bewildering | Read More »