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Why U.S. Education Needs the U.S. Constitution Now

Phillip Hamburger, law professor at Columbia Law School, gave a moving speech at Hillsdale College about the Constitution, also published in Imprimis this year.  It laid out more clearly than I’d seen it before, exactly how the U.S. 1,045 more words

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Update: High-Stakes Testing Pushback News

 

Once again, we are indebted to Colorado Principal Bob Schaeffer who has collected this list of national news articles about pushback concerning high-stakes tests in the U.S. 787 more words

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Education Commander David Coleman's New Essay

Mark Twain said that it’s easier to fool people than it is to convince them that they have been fooled.

Having tried and failed for (going on three) years to persuade Governor Herbert and the State School Board of Utah to withdraw from the Common Core Initiative and its snake oil… 1,262 more words

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Pullman: 7 Things Politicians Say to Make You Think They Oppose Common Core

Joy Pullman’s new must-read article at The Federalist is: “Seven Things Politicians Will Say to Make You Think They Oppose Common Core”.

Linked, documented and easy to read, this article delivers a long-needed direct punch to the gut of the hypocritical politicians (and school board candidates and others) who claim to be “for local control,” for parents’ rights, for teachers, for children—- some… 354 more words

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Video: Alaska Legislators Hear Experts Testify Against Common Core

From Alaska with love.

Here’s a video that I hadn’t seen before, made last spring as Alaska legislators listened to expert testimony about Common Core.  It’s long, but truly worth the time.   256 more words

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Louisiana Senator's Bill to Free States From Common Core

The Daily Signal reported yesterday that Louisiana Senator David Vitter has filed a bill that would help ease the way for any state to opt out of Common Core. 340 more words

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Videos: Texas Parents Fix the Problem: Standing For Truth in Textbooks

Technically, Texas is not in Common Core.  The state rejected the Common Core Initiative while most other states took the bait back in 2010. But… 595 more words

How The Common Core Initiative Hurts Kids, Teachers, And Taxpayers