ACT released a report this week that shows only 31 percent of Iowa’s graduates who took the ACT met all four of ACT’s college readiness benchmarks.
“Open-mindedness, critical thinking, and debate are essential to discovering the truth. Moreover, they are our best antidotes to bigotry.”
Our Iowa GOP readers favor Education Savings Accounts and oppose homeschool reporting, Common Core, and denying open enrollment based on economics.
The Des Moines Register followed up years of anti-homeschooling coverage with a push poll that supports the change in Iowa’s law they advocated for.
David Randall: All around the country you can find a New Civics movement that teaches progressive politics to students using the language of civics.
After the Iowa State Board of Education had adopted Smarter Balanced, a new law required the Department of Education to issue an RFP for a new assessment.
Pioneer Institute released a new education policy study entitled “Homeschooling: The Ultimate School Choice” authored by William Heuer and William Donovan.
John Hendrickson: The Civic Education Initiative is a step in the right direction in reversing this great moral problem of civic ignorance among high school graduates.
Shane Vander Hart: The Next Generation Science Standards, adopted by Iowa, emphasize that humans are the primary cause of climate change.
In part II of Shane Vander Hart’s critique of Iowa’s new social studies standards, he expresses his concern about the potential for indoctrination.
Congresswoman Katerine Clark (D-MA) pressed Education Secretary Betsy DeVos whether Christian schools receiving federal funding could ban LGBT students.
Shane Vander Hart expresses his concern about the use of the C3 Framework in Iowa’s new social studies standards and apparent their lack of content.
President Donald Trump’s budget reduces the U.S. Department of Education’s overall budget by 13.5 percent including the elimination of 20 preK-12 programs.
U.S. Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) in his new book, The Vanishing American Adult, notes the slide toward shallowness public education started on in the 1970s.
Jesse Van Der Molen: If our objective is to be a writer, it is not enough to know about stories and how they work. You must love them.
Shane Vander Hart: President Trump’s executive order is a good step to reduce federal control in education, but does not promise that Feds will pull out.