The Iowa Department of Education still has not taken action on Governor Terry Branstad’s Common Core executive order issued nine months ago.
Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) said he wants Louisiana out of the Common Core State Standards Initiative and its contract with their assessment consortium PARCC.
Several grassroots groups are urging Gov. Mary Fallin (R-OK), Chair of the National Governors Association, to end the Common Core State Standards Initiative
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn declares that “college and career-readiness” starts for children at birth further extending government reach to a younger age.
Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is leading an effort to defund the Common Core State Standards at the federal level and asking his colleagues to join him.
A new study released by Pioneer Institute shows that states that have adopted the Common Core State Standards should include a literature-based standard.
Texas has pulled out of the Council of Chief State School Officers – State EdWatch reports The state’s commissioner of education, Robert Scott, made the decision to pull out of the CCSSO, citing concerns about philosophical differences with the organization, as well as worries about membership costs, a spokeswoman for the Texas Education Agency said. […]
Over the last number of years, there has been an under-the-radar effort to develop a national set of educational standards. The public is only now becoming aware of this effort due to its explosion onto the scene through the Obama Administration’s Race To The Top Initiative. More than forty states have adopted them in their […]
Emmett McGroarty, one of our contributors, and the Preserve Innocence Executive Director at American Principles Project had an article published at Townhall.com today: Over the past few years, a mix of political, corporate and foundation interests has launched American education on a profound and largely unnoted revolution. Its victims are the democratic process, educational freedom, […]
At the National Governor’s Association the economy and Porkulus has been at the forefront. The Washington Post reports on a rift that is happening among GOP ranks (between the true fiscal conservatives and RINOs). Some prominent Republican governors, including Louisiana’s Bobby Jindal, Mississippi’s Haley Barbour and South Carolina’s Mark Sanford, said they will reject portions […]