A non-partisan conflict between the Iowa House of Representatives and Iowa Senate over the future of the school start date has made some strange allies.
A bipartisan sponsored bill, House File 13, was introduced in the Iowa House that would eliminate the limitation on when schools could start school.
The Iowa Department of Education says it will stop granting automatic waivers to school districts seeking to start classes earlier in the summer.
(Watchdog.org) Topeka, KS – They say politics makes strange bedfellows, and this year’s Kansas legislative session is no exception. A pair of bills — one abolishing municipal gun control restrictions and another leaving teacher due process decisions to school boards — are two sides of the same coin: Local control. “Local control is a traditional […]
The Common Core battle is a fog covering the real issues facing American education: “Do we believe in state autonomy of education and in a state of laws or will we surrender our principles?” Eyes are on Wisconsin’s courageous Republican Governor and his Republican controlled Assembly and Senate. If a Republican Governor and an Assembly […]
Conflicting education reform bills are being discussed in a joint Iowa House and Senate Conference Committee to iron out differences.
Iowa Senate Democrats passed an education reform bill that increases spending, but provides no accountability for the Iowa Department of Education.
The Iowa House passed HF 215, Governor Terry Branstad’s education reform bill, here are the good, the bad and the ugly aspects of this bill as amended.
Christopher Tienken dismantles the Common Core State Standards and speaks out against standardizing knowledge and the loss of local control in education.
International Baccalaureate (IB) is harmless right? It just helps students gain an appreciation for the world around them and diversity, right? It promotes rigorous international educational standards that will help American students catch up to the rest of the world doesn’t it? IB is a non-profit educational foundation which was helped to launch by UNESCO […]
The Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Techology/Human Factors/Behavioral Sciences Division released a report this past winter. In it they claim “more than 2,600 terrorist events occurred in the United States between 1970 and 2008.” Rob Port of the SayAnything Blog says this doesn’t pass the “smell test.” That’s an absurd amount of “terrorism” that […]