Shane Vander Hart: While Betsy DeVos may not have been my first (or second or third or fourth) choice as Secretary of Education I will give her a chance.
Parents and activists are pressing President-Elect Donald Trump to keep promises he made to end Common Core and to decrease the federal role in education.
The U.S. Senate passed 81 to 17 S. 1177, the Every Child Achieves Act, a bill advocates says “fixes” No Child Left Behind while critics say it isn’t enough.
Fifty-five prominent scholars signed a letter released yesterday opposing the College Board’s 2014 AP U.S. History Framework.
Therefore it is imperative that parents, grandparents, and taxpayers call for the review of the Common Core that was enfolded into the Iowa Core!
Resounding Books officially announced publication of Common Ground on Common Core an 18-essay volume from twenty top education experts and activists.
A new Pioneer Institute study finds Common Core will further damage history instruction by including U.S. History in its English language arts standards.
Middle schools in Des Moines are dropping advanced classes for their experiment in standards based grading as they implement the Iowa Core in the district.
The Common Core State Standards place an emphasis on informational text which can lead to paternity testing being discussed in a 6th grade literature class.
A Pioneer Institute study points out that while April is National Poetry Month, but poetry is not well addressed in Common Core’s ELA standards.
http://caffeinatedthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/140315-CT-FULL-SHOW.mp3Podcast: Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Play | Stitcher | TuneIn Shane Vander Hart and Brian Myers talked with Dr. Sandra Stotsky, professor emeritus of education reform at the University of Arkansas, former member on the Massachusetts State Board of Education, and member of the Common Core ELA Standards. She couldn’t […]
Wisconsin State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Dr. Tony Evers, said that any rejection of the Common Core may be taken to the WI Supreme Court.
Pioneer Institute paper states that the Common Core State Standards won’t prepare high school graduates to pursue four-year degrees in STEM fields.
The Michigan House passed an education budget bill with an amendment that stops state funding for the implementation of the Common Core and its assessments.
Kathleen Porter-Magee and Sol Stern ask in the National Review why conservatives object to the Common Core State Standards. Here are six reasons.
Jason Glass, Director of the Iowa Department of Education, responds to Shane Vander Hart’s critique of the DOE annual report. Shane then counters.