Flying the Common Core Airplane as We’re Building It

Speaking to the City Club of Chicago, Lewis said, “We’re flying the [Common Core] airplane as we’re building it. So we’ll see. Who knows what that will bring?” She also said Common Core was never “field tested,” which is an indisputable fact that worries many education experts around the nation.Read the full story and watch…

Arne Duncan is Getting Desperate

Arne Duncan Tells Newspaper Editors How to Report on Common Core It seems that a big part of Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s job now is giving impassioned defenses of the Common Core State Standards, which he did Tuesday to a convention of American news editors (some of whom may not have even known it needed defending). A…

1989 Governors Conference-Shirley McCune

Shirley McCune, former OBE Senior Director at Mid-Continent Regional Educational Laboratory (MCREL) From the 1989 National Governors’ Conference on Education Total transformation of our society (sound familiar?) Facts and information(knowledge) no longer primary purpose of education The close connection between economic(sustainable) development and human capital(labor)  Educator whose job is to work with the social welfare…

Terrorist Professor Bill Ayers and Obama’s Federal School Curriculum

Three years after the Department of Education announced a contest called Race-to-the-Top for $4.35 billion in stimulus funds, some parents, teachers, governors, and citizen and public policy groups are coming to an awful realization about the likely outcomes: A national curriculum called Common Core Regionalism, or the replacement of local governments by federally appointed bureaucrats…

Army of Teachers?

The National Center for Teacher Quality is a bogus organization, since it comes to us from a non-scientific point of view and tons of people who know next to nothing about teaching.  When an agenda and a bunch of policy ideas are predetermined, and the studies comes later, you know something’s going on.  But the…

Why Do They Lie? Why Do Others Believe Them?

Dr Sandra Stotsky, the only English Language Arts professor on the Common Core Validation Committee, refused to sign off on the standards because of  “poor quality, empty skill sets, the de-emphasis on literature, and low reading levels, such as 8th grade levels for 12th grade students.” She has been relentless in her efforts to expose…