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Again with Common Core!

Within the past week I have had two different individuals ask me about Common Core. What is it? What does it mean for schools? The perspective in both instances was that Common Core is evil, the result of some corrupt attempt by politicians and bureaucrats to manipulate the public and to force cookie cutter educational standards on every child in the United States. 1,330 more words

Politics/Current Events

Common Core Standards: A Movie

This film was produced by Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA). According to the website:

Home School Legal Defense Association is a nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children and to protect family freedoms.

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Common Core Standards

Common Core under attack from legislators, parents

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — More than an hour before the Missouri Senate Education Committee was to begin a hearing last week, the room was buzzing. 827 more words

US News

Common Core: A Critique

Common Core has been a very controversial topic, uniting parts of the left, right, and even center in both promoting and attacking it, but before we talk about Common Core it is important to get some perspective in the tortured reality of education reform. 2,232 more words

Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation

The State AG Formula for Success

By Steve Arthur, Vice President

As my colleagues noted last week in their blog, the National Governors Association met in DC and it was more partisan than usual, especially at a press briefing at the White House after a meeting with the President. 521 more words

State Politics

Governance in the spotlight

As Emma Knights of the National Governors Association, speaking at Governor Live in Manchester on 27 February, said ‘governance is in the spotlight’. A theme that was echoed by a number of other speakers at the event. 385 more words


The Minimum Wage Economy

Governors Bobby Jindal (R-LA) and Dannel Malloy (D-CT) sparred at a press briefing outside the White House follow a National Governors Association meeting with the President. 217 more words