The Biggest Name In Common Core Aims To Be The Biggest Name In Privatized Education
Pearson, one of the most recognizable names in the education business, is making a big play globally, according to a fascinating article at Wired, and it is drawing all sorts of attention from the all sides of the political spectrum. The game? Affordable, privatized education on a global scale. Pearson would like to become education’s first major conglomerate, serving as the largest private provider of | Read More »
COMMON CORE MATH? 13 Detroit Principals Defraud School System With Massive Kickbacks
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. In Detroit’s crumbling schools, where the threat of | Read More »
DEBATE: Ted Cruz Is Absolutely Correct On Common Core (Video)
During the debate, John Kasich, Donald Trump, and Ted Cruz were asked about Common Core State Standards. Of the three, Trump barely answered the question (albeit without the specifics Jake Tapper called for), Kasich gave the wimpy “it’s all hysteria” answer, and Cruz actually identified the problem. Common Core’s biggest problem is that the U.S. Department of Education has been using other programs like Race | Read More »
Christie Has A Problem With The Truth Or Was He Just Off His Game In Last Night’s GOP Debate
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is desperate to do well enough in Iowa and New Hampshire to justify his continued candidacy. Unfortunately, for his presidential hopes Christie’s desperation showed way too much in last night’s GOP debate.
Christie seemed off his game from the get go. Drawing the third question, his answer about recent global events was okay, but not inspiring and certainly wouldn’t convert anyone into a Christie supporter. A bit later, moderator Neil Cavuto asked Sen Rubio about the “fairly nasty” exchange of words between him and Christie. In his answer, Rubio went after Christie for donating to Planned Parenthood, Common Core, gun control and the appointment of Sonia Sotomayor.
Chris Christie wrote a check to Planned Parenthood. All I’m saying is our next president has to be someone that undoes the damage Barack Obama has done to this country. It can not be someone that agrees with his agenda. Unfortunately, Governor Christie has endorsed many of the ideas that Barack Obama supports, whether it is Common Core or gun control or the appointment of Sonia Sotomayor or the donation he made to Planned Parenthood. Our next president, and our Republican nominee can not be someone who supports those positions.
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Textbook Publisher Rep Fired After Admitting on Camera that Common Core is All About the Money (VIDEO)
Project Veritas has a new video out, this time with undercover journalists asking educators and education company executives about whether or not Common Core State Standards and the curricula built around them are really for the kids. The answer from just about everyone is “No,” with one person admitting she actually hates kids and is only in it for the money. The woman who said | Read More »
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: