Despite threats from some school officials, more parents are opting to take their children out of the online tests associated with the Common Core standards that have been created by two federally funded interstate consortia.
Potential 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush has made it clear that he will continue his support for the controversial Common Core standards initiative, despite the fact that the conservative base of the GOP is overwhelmingly opposed to it. His education foundation, in fact, is offering online courses for policy-makers focusing on how to promote the idea that the standards are necessary for national security, why data collection is essential, and how to win over parents, teachers, and citizens in the education reform conversation.
The U.S. Senate passed an amendment Thursday that bans the federal government from coercing or incentivizing states to adopt specific academic standards, curriculum, or assessments, including those associated with the controversial Common Core standards.
According to the U.S. Department of Education (USED), while 75 percent of the fastest-growing careers require post-high school education and training, more than half of middle class students who start college fail to earn a bachelor’s degree within six to eight years.
Two new studies suggest that any positive impact from the Common Core standards on students’ academic progress may either be negligible or indeterminable for years to come.
A newly released Government Accountability Office (GAO) report confirms that Planned Parenthood Federation of America and five other groups are using taxpayer funds to advocate for abortions as “reproductive health care.”
Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore joined with an African-American pastors coalition and other conservative leaders Monday to defend the Texas constitutional ban against same-sex marriage.
More military parents are choosing homeschooling as an alternative to the in-school environment, even as Common Core supporters tout supposed significant benefits of the nationalized standards particularly for these on-the-move families.
Charlottesville, Virginia police said Monday they had no evidence of the occurrence of a gang rape of a University of Virginia student that was described in detail in Rolling Stone last November.
Two Maryland tenth-grade students have been accused of using Twitter to cheat on Common Core-aligned tests.
Conservative leaders are frustrated with Gov. Scott Walker’s lack of commitment to full repeal of the Common Core standards. Here's a full review of his tenure, and the steps he's taken during those years.
Senate Democrats filibustered a sex trafficking bill this week—one they put their full support behind the week before—when major abortion industry groups suddenly discovered the bill would cause taxpayer funding of abortion to be at risk.
The Arizona Senate Education Committee passed a measure on Thursday, by a vote of 5-2, that would repeal the Common Core standards in that state.
Republican 2016 hopeful Gov. Scott Walker (WI) is headlining a Leadership Series event for the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry on March 25 at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) unveiled a plan Wednesday that purports to eliminate the Common Core standards from his state.
Painting Featuring Mother Teresa and Margaret Sanger Fires Up Town Over Freedoms of Speech and Religion
A painting on display in Trumbull, Connecticut, that depicts an image of Mother Teresa with Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, and abortion proponent Gloria Steinem has been the subject of much controversy over issues of freedom of speech and religion.
A year after the Obama administration issued new school discipline policies based on the concern that students of color are “disproportionately impacted” by suspensions and expulsions, a journalist proposes the liberal policies--based in social justice ideology--are making schools less safe.
Among the news items at the radical Zinn Education Project this month is a post highlighting the work of Alison Kysia, author of “A People’s History of Muslims in the United States: What School Textbooks and the Media Miss,” part
The superintendent of the Watchung Hills Regional High School District in New Jersey has confirmed that she sent an email to fellow superintendents Tuesday about her concern that education publishing giant Pearson is “monitoring” children’s social media accounts for possible
Jeb Bush is staunchly defending his support for the controversial Common Core standards. In New Hampshire, the former Florida governor touted his persistence and “backbone” to a Nashua Chamber of Commerce business roundtable.
Somali-born free speech and women’s rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali gave the keynote address at a sold-out event in Boston Wednesday that centered on rising anti-Semitism on college campuses in North America.
Some "new" school standards in South Carolina look very similar to the Common Core standards parents would like to get rid of.
Air Force security forces at Robins Air Force Base in Georgia are once again permitted to use the phrase, “Have a blessed day,” when greeting visitors, following a brief period of prohibition.
The founder and president of a coalition of black pastors has called upon U.S. Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan to recuse themselves from the same-sex marriage case that is currently before the high court.
Feminist Camille Paglia Flashback on Hillary Clinton: ‘She Has More Sooty Baggage Than a 90-Car Freight Train’
In an August 2013 interview, feminist provocateur Camille Paglia reflected on Hillary Clinton as a potential 2016 presidential candidate.
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