Browsing All posts tagged under »Obama Administration Education Policy«

Time To Shut Down The Department Of Education

May 19, 2016 by

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By Star Parker ~ Many with great political power in Washington, who control so much of our money, cannot distinguish between a fact and an opinion. The Department of Education was created under President Carter in 1979 under the same misguided pretense that has driven much of the growth of our massively bloated federal government […]

Racial Bean Counting Is Making Schools Unsafe

January 22, 2016 by

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By Betsy McCaughey, PhD ~ President Obama’s acting secretary of education, John King, hijacked Martin Luther King Jr. Day to accuse public schools of racism because black students are punished more often and more harshly than others. The Obama administration has been threatening school districts with lawsuits and federal-funding cuts wherever it finds “racial disparities” […]

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 […]

Stupefying Generations Of Americans

May 20, 2015 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ I used the verb “stupefying” to describe a long process in our nation’s schools that has produced several generations of Americans, dumbed down and resulting in more than half who are functionally illiterate, nor can do math, and, as a recent headline reported “Student’s Results in Social Studies Stagnate.” “U.S. middle-school […]

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 – […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

King Turning Over In His Grave

January 17, 2014 by

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By Tom McLaughlin ~ If you’re a public school teacher and you’re white, you’re probably a tool of institutional racism and you need to be re-educated. Don’t fret though. The Obama Administration is issuing guidelines that will help you become more conscious of your “whiteness.” Last week, Attorney General Eric Holder cautioned school districts about […]

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 […]

Obama’s Cash For Universal Preschool Clunkers

December 12, 2013 by

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By Michelle Malkin ~ It’s elementary: When Democrats find themselves in political trouble, they reach for your wallet. After squandering billions on an ineffectual stimulus, failed green-energy boondoggles, and the disastrous Unaffordable Care Act, the Obama White House wants to dump $75 billion more into “free” preschool for all. That’ll solve everything. Government-funded universal pre-K […]

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 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. […]

Asinine Education Officials

August 16, 2012 by

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By Tom McLaughlin ~ September’s coming, so let’s look at the latest way our federal government screws up public schools. Black students are suspended or expelled far more than white students – 350% more. President Obama’s Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, claims it’s because of white racism. I think that’s baloney. Black students are disciplined […]

A Failing Grade for America’s Educational System

March 13, 2012 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ Back in 2001 I wrote a four-part series on “The Subversion of Education in America” and more than a decade later not much has improved. The causes are easily identified. One is federal control and the other is the National Education Association (NEA) which, despite its name, is a union. Governor […]

Lawmakers Rally for D.C. Scholarships, Promise to Fight Obama’s Funding Cut

February 15, 2012 by

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By Rob Bluey ~ A bipartisan group of lawmakers today promised to defend the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program for low-income families following President Obama’s decision to eliminate funding in his budget. “The bipartisan, grassroots coalition responsible for keeping the Opportunity Scholarship Program alive will continue speaking out, and I’ll be standing alongside them every step […]