Browsing All posts tagged under »Common Core Education«

The Department of Mis-Education

February 24, 2019 by

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The Government Accountability Office identified some serious problems within the department. ~ Brian Mark Weber   ~   At the end of each school year, children often recite the traditional American proverb, “no more pencils, no more books, no more teachers’ dirty looks.” But how about no more Department of Education? Could there be a more […]

The Slow Death Of Common Core

May 21, 2015 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ Think about the major policy undertakings of the Obama administration over the past six and a half years. It began with a “stimulus” that wasted trillions in the quest of generating jobs, but did little to nothing in achieving that goal. That was followed by ObamaCare which most agree has been […]

The Death Throes Of Common Core

March 26, 2015 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ Americans are learning the hard way that the federal government should not be permitted to impose one-size-fits-all standards to education. It was never intended to play a role in education and the absence of any mention in the Constitution is proof enough that education was intended to be supervised by the […]

Common Core: Leftist And Islamic Indoctrination

December 21, 2014 by

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By Lawrence Sellin Ph.D. ~ The fundamental transformation of the United States is a euphemism for destroying American values and traditions fostered by an unholy alliance of America’s radical left and militant Islam, in essence, to take down the country from within. This totalitarian marriage of convenience is distinguished by the traits they share – […]

America’s Education Battlefield

October 2, 2014 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ The 2010 introduction of Common Core, a set of requirements for what elementary and secondary school children should know in math and English language arts, has turned schools in one state after another into battlefields as its complexity and other factors led to protests against it. Even so, by mid-2014, a […]

ObamaCore: ‘Why Johnny [Still] Can’t Read’

August 27, 2014 by

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The Systemic Dumbing-Down of America By Mark Alexander~ “If a nation expects to be ignorant – and free – in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.” –Thomas Jefferson (1816) In William Shakespeare’s “Tempest,” Act V, Miranda observes, “O wonder! How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous […]

Common Core Rapidly Losing Support

August 27, 2014 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ As their children either start or return to school, parents are naturally concerned about the quality of education they receive from kindergarten through twelfth grade. In the past, before the teachers unions gained virtual control of the schools and before the federal government decided it had to impose “national standards”, it […]

States Push Back Against Common Core In Their Schools

June 25, 2014 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ It’s vacation time for the nation’s school kids and, while they play, states are beginning to push back against the latest effort of the federal government to exert total control over the nation’s schools; Common Core, whose curriculum standards and content rapidly revealed it to be a nightmare. As I frequently […]

ObamaCore Emerges As A Major Issue As Education Takes An Orwellian Turn

June 13, 2014 by

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By Betsy McCaughey, PhD ~ In the past week, Governors Haley of South Carolina and Fallin of Oklahoma evicted Common Core from public schools, even at the risk of losing hundreds of millions of federal dollars promised to states adopting it. Mmes. Haley and Fallin initially supported Common Core. But public outrage is forcing them […]

Good Riddance: Common Core Backlash Claims New Political Casualties

May 11, 2014 by

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By Michelle Malkin ~ All politics is local. That means Republican politicians with national ambitions had better pay attention to what grassroots parents are saying and doing about the federal education racket known as Common Core. In bellwether Indiana this week, anti-Common Core activists won a pair of pivotal electoral victories against GOP governor Mike […]

Common Core And Communism

April 25, 2014 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ “A lie told often enough becomes the truth,” said Vladimir Lenin who led the revolution that imposed Communism on Russia. When he wrote, ‘Mein Kampf’, Adolf Hitler said “whoever has the youth has the future.” In his vision for the Nazi Party, education would be the key that ensured that he […]

Yes, Common Core Has Lobbyists

April 5, 2014 by

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By Michelle Malkin ~ Attention, class: A Common Core mouthpiece wants to rap my knuckles with his Gates Foundation-funded ruler. In response to my column two weeks ago about the marketing overlords pushing the Fed Ed racket, Chad Colby of Achieve Inc. demanded corrections. Let’s go to school. “I wanted to take a moment to […]

Revolt Against The Testing Tyrants

March 20, 2014 by

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By Michelle Malkin ~ Have you had enough of the testing tyranny? Join the club. To be clear: I’m not against all standardized academic tests. My kids excel on tests. The problem is that there are too damned many of these top-down assessments, measuring who knows what, using our children as guinea pigs and cash […]

Being Beastly To The Germans

March 7, 2014 by

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By Edward Cline ~ I was going to open this column with remarks on the plight of the German Romeike family, who in 2008 fled Germany to the U.S. to escape the prohibition there against homeschooling and the severe penalties, such as harsh financial fines and the removal of children from their homes, for not […]

Hollywood Actress: Public Schools Are Brainwashing Kids With ‘Progressive Agenda’

March 3, 2014 by

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By Ericka Andersen ~ An actress who was formerly quiet about her political beliefs has come out against what she calls “a progressive agenda” in America’s public schools. Sam Sorbo, the wife of “Hercules” actor Kevin Sorbo, homeschools her children and recently began publicly writing about the topic of education. In an interview with The […]

Why Parents Are “Paranoid” About Common Core

February 22, 2014 by

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By Michelle Malkin ~ This week’s award for Biggest Common Core Jerk goes to Missouri GOP state legislator Mike Lair. Parents, teachers, and administrators who object to the government education-“standards” racket – which usurps local control, impedes academic achievement, and undermines family privacy – have politicians on the defensive. The only response these Fed Ed […]

School Choice And Common Core: Mortal Enemies

February 1, 2014 by

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By Michelle Malkin ~ The freedom-enhancing, life-improving power of school choice is more than a theory for me. It’s more than a talking points memo or teleprompter speech. Unlike many of the politicians paying lip service to National School Choice Week this week, the issue of expanding educational opportunity and freedom for all is something […]

Common Core And The EduTech Abyss

January 9, 2014 by

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By Michelle Malkin ~ The Common Core gold rush is on. Apple, Pearson, Google, Microsoft, and Amplify are all cashing in on the federal standards/testing/textbook racket. But the EduTech boondoggle is no boon for students. It’s more squandered tax dollars down the public-school drain. Even more worrisome: The stampede is widening a dangerous path toward […]

Friday Digest Train Wreck Proceeds as Expected + More

October 11, 2013 by

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The Patriot Post ~ THE FOUNDATION “No government, any more than an individual, will long be respected without being truly respectable.” –James Madison GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS Train Wreck Proceeds as Expected The fight began with ObamaCare, and it led to 17% of the government shutting down. The House GOP offered a deal Thursday night to raise […]

The Common Core Straight Jacket

June 19, 2013 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ American education was based on some very fundamental principles and, from the 1640s until the 1840s, they were, in the words of Joseph Bast, the president of The Heartland Institute, “real civics, real economics, and real virtues.” Bast is the co-author of “Education and Capitalism” and in a recent speech at the […]

Rotten To The Core Part IV: The Feds’ Invasive Student Tracking Database

March 11, 2013 by

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By Michelle Malkin ~ (This is the fourth installment of a continuing series on nationalized academic standards known as the “Common Core.”) While many Americans worry about government drones in the sky spying on our private lives, Washington meddlers are already on the ground and in our schools gathering intimate data on children and families. […]

Rotten To The Core, Part III: Lessons From Texas And The Growing Grassroots Revolt

March 4, 2013 by

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By Michelle Malkin ~ Texas is a right-minded red state, where patriotism is still a virtue and political correctness is out of vogue. So how on earth have left-wing educators in public classrooms been allowed to instruct Lone Star students to dress in Islamic garb, call the 9/11 jihadists “freedom fighters” and treat the Boston […]

Rotten To The Core (Part 2): Readin’, Writin’ And Deconstructionism

January 30, 2013 by

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By Michelle Malkin ~ (This is the second part of an ongoing series on federal “Common Core” education standards and the corruption of academic excellence.) Part 1 can be found here. The Washington, D.C., board of education earned widespread mockery this week when it proposed allowing high school students — in the nation’s own capital […]

Rotten To The Core: Obama’s War On Academic Standards (Part 1)

January 28, 2013 by

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By Michelle Malkin ~ America’s downfall doesn’t begin with the “low-information voter.” It starts with the no-knowledge student. For decades, collectivist agitators in our schools have chipped away at academic excellence in the name of fairness, diversity and social justice. “Progressive” reformers denounced Western civilization requirements, the Founding Fathers and the Great Books as racist. […]