Some Common Core Validation Committee members refused to attest that the standards are comparable to those in the world’s highest-performing countries.
(Des Moines, IA) The Iowa House yesterday afternoon passed HF 2439 in bipartisan fashion 96-0. The bill is the successor to HSB 592 and was authored by State Representative Ron Jorgensen (R-Sioux City) who chairs the House Education Committee. “What this bill does is that it assures us that we have a transparent and open […]
(Des Moines, IA) Republican U.S. Senate Candidate, Matt Whitaker, just released a video today addressing the Common Core State Standards. In an email that went to supporters the campaign wrote, “I’m writing to you today because we have serious trouble brewing in our education system and I know that you have a personally vested interest […]
Yesterday the Supreme Court of the United States declined to hear the case of a German family seeking asylum in the United States because of persecution they endured in Germany because of their homeschooling. The Romeike family left Germany after facing fines and possible jail due to their desire to homeschool their children. HSLDA has […]
I’m not sure what to make of Iowa Governor Terry Branstad’s position on the Common Core State Standards. He reportedly said on the campaign trail that he rejected the Common Core State Standards, and then in an interview with NPR last week during the National Governors Association winter meeting we see: Not so in Iowa, […]
State Representative Sharon Steckman (D-Mason City) sought signatures of her fellow members of her caucus to sign on to a bill, HF 2308. Her motive was relayed to Caffeinated Thoughts as she was overheard saying she wanted to “repeal all of that homeschooling crap” that was passed last legislative session. The bill is officially dead as […]
(Des Moines, IA) There were two subcommittee meetings scheduled on Wednesday in the Iowa House to discuss bills that address the Common Core State Standards. Wednesday morning a subcommittee consisting of State Representatives Sandy Salmon (R-Denver), Josh Brynes (R-Osage), and Cindy Winckler (D-Davenport) met to discuss HF 2141 a bill that would direct the Iowa […]
(Des Moines, IA) Concerned Women for America of Iowa LAC will host a free educational forum tonight at 6:30p at the Airport Holiday Inn & Conference Center (6111 Fleur Dr., Des Moines, IA). The Iowa Core, along with the Common Core State Standards, will be discussed with parents and community members who would like to learn […]