Common Core Debated in the Iowa House

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(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 […]

9.7 Million Twitter Users Reached During #StopCommonCore Twitter Rally

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9,788,450 Twitter users to #StopCommonCore to call on ordinary citizens to join and lobby for repeal of Common Core State Standards.

ALEC Delays Vote on Anti-Common Core Model Resolution

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I’m not surprised, but disappointed by the American Legislative Exchange Council executive board decision yesterday to delay their vote on a anti-common core resolution proposed by the American Principles Project, Goldwater Institute, and Washington Policy Center last summer. American Principles Project sent out a press release on the vote: Washington, DC – Today, the board […]

What Will It Cost Iowa to Implement the Common Core State Standards?

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The Pioneer Institute, American Principles Project and Pacific Research Institute released a study of how much it will cost the 45 states and the District of Columbia to implement the Common Core State Standards.  President Obama offered up $4.35 billion in stimulus money through his Race to the Top program.  The start up costs nationally […]

How Much Will Implementing the Common Core State Standards Cost South Carolina?

The Pioneer Institute, American Principles Project and Pacific Research Institute released a study of how much it will cost the 45 states and the District of Columbia to implement the Common Core State Standards.  President Obama offered up $4.35 billion in stimulus money through his Race to the Top program.  The start up costs nationally […]

Common Core State Standards Estimated Cost is $16 Billion for States

Cost far exceeds sums doled out in federal grants used to persuade states to adopt BOSTON/WASHINGTON, D.C./SAN FRANCISCO – Aligning state and local educational systems to the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and math will cost the 45 states plus the District of Columbia that have adopted them nearly $16 billion over […]

Is The U.S. Dept. of Education Violating Federal Law by Directing Standards, Tests & Curricula?

BOSTON, MA —Despite three federal laws that prohibit federal departments or agencies from directing, supervising or controlling elementary and secondary school curricula, programs of instruction and instructional materials, the U.S. Department of Education (“Department”) has placed the nation on the road to a national curriculum, according to a new report written by a former general […]

The Growing Tide Against National Education Standards

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) met last week in Scottsdale, AZ.  They are an organization whose mission is “to advance the Jeffersonian principles of free markets, limited government, federalism, and individual liberty, through a nonpartisan public-private partnership of America’s state legislators, members of the private sector, the federal government, and general public.”  They have […]

Religious Freedom vs. State’s Nondiscrimination Statutes

Caffeinated Thoughts contributor Emmett McGroarty & Jane Robbins both of whom work for American Principles Project remind readers in a recent op/ed for The Public Discourse how the religious freedom of individuals have been violated in order to defer to the homosexual agenda: The denigration of religious freedom extends to areas of purely private, commercial […]

In Case You Missed It: Video of American Principles Project’s Palmetto Freedom Forum

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Last Monday, Labor Day, American Principles Project hosted the Palmetto Freedom Forum in Charleston, SC.  It was an interview, if you will, of five different Republican candidates for President.  The panel of interviewers consisted of  Congressman Steve King (R-IA), Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC), and Dr. Robert George (founder of American Principles Project).  They asked Minnesota […]