Shane Vander Hart shares his top five disappointments with the 2018 Iowa legislative session which includes a failure to pass a Religious Freedom Restoration Act, deal with current academic standards, expand school choice, limit state spending, and pass an Article V petition in the Iowa Senate.
HF 2317, a bill that would make the Iowa Academic Standards voluntary for public schools and accredited non-public schools and HSB 651, a bill that would expand school choice in Iowa, died in the Iowa House Education Committee without a vote.
Shane Vander Hart: The Next Generation Science Standards, adopted by Iowa, emphasize that humans are the primary cause of climate change.
State Rep. Sandy Salmon (R-Janesville) introduces bills in the Iowa House opposing Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards and Smarter Balanced.
Iowa Republicans passed a plank opposing the Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards and student data collection during their state convention.
Shane Vander Hart: The Iowa Legislature is poised to allow the Smarter Balanced Assessments become an unfunded mandate on Iowa’s schools.
Bill Nye gives an inane explanation for why he supports core standards and why some people oppose them demonstrates he lacks knowledge on both subjects.
Shane Vander Hart and Brian Myers talk with Dr. E. Calvin Beisner of the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation about the greening of the Gospel.
Iowans for Local control launched a petition today to stop the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards in Iowa.
Citizens for Objective Public Education, Inc. filed suit against the Kansas Department of Education and State Board of Education over their adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards.
Looking at the information, one has to conclude that the Next Generation Science Standards are more about promoting an ideology than they are about science.
Although Common Core started out with noble intentions, it has become what amounts to a National beer bong for our education system.
Jason Glass, the Director of the Iowa Department of Education, announced last week that Iowa was one of 20 states that will lead the development of the “Next Generation Science Standards” which is part of the Common Core State Standards that is being managed by Achieve (read Bill Gates), which is a non-profit education reform […]