Bobby Jindal on Common Core: From Supporter To Aggressive Opponent

Jindal has heard the complaints of many parents in his state and has said that as a parent himself he could see the difficulties his own son was having with Common Core math. Ultimately, he unveiled an aggressive plan to eliminate Common Core in Louisiana, one that exposed how the state board of education and department of education can attempt to work around government rules and the state legislature in order to meet its own goals.

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New Lawsuit Challenges Constitutionality of Common Core

The Thomas More Law Center (TMLC) announced Monday that it has joined in filing a lawsuit against the governor of North Dakota and other officials that claims the state’s participation in one of the federally funded interstate Common Core test consortia and the implementation of the Common Core standards is unconstitutional and violates federal laws that ban federal control of public schools and curriculum.

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LAUSD Defies Obama, Cuts Pre-School Program

Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is cutting the School Readiness and Language Development Program, a half-day pre-school program, in the face of statements by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan that pre-school programs should be available to all who want them.

Nine Indiana Schools Close After Bomb Threats

Garcetti Kowtows to Teachers' Union Over Tenure

According to the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, seeing the error of his ways, reversed himself on Saturday, suddenly deciding that the teachers’ unions needed his support after he had hailed last month’s decision in Vergara vs.

Garcetti Kowtows to Teachers' Union Over Tenure

GOP's Kashkari Crashes Teachers' Union Confab in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari held a press conference at the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) conference in Los Angeles, demanding school reform and attacking incumbent Democrat Gov. Jerry Brown for doing nothing to stop the violation

GOP's Kashkari Crashes Teachers' Union Confab in Los Angeles

Cochran Vouched for Common Core Plan in 2010 Letter

JACKSON, Mississippi — Although a super PAC supporting Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) issued an attack ad over Common Core, the controversial federal education standards, Cochran himself vouched for Mississippi’s implementation of Common Core in a 2010 letter to President Obama’s

Cochran Vouched for Common Core Plan in 2010 Letter

Common Core Change Agents Operating in Texas

Picture a state that rejected the Common Core State Standards, yet strangely, Common Core conferences convene around the calendar with some of the biggest names in progressive education reform.  Yes, that state would be Texas. In fact, Common Core kick-offs

Common Core Change Agents Operating in Texas

Federal Sex Assault Probe Lists 3 California Schools

University of California Berkeley, Occidental College, and the University of Southern California are three California institutions among 55 colleges and universities that are being investigated by the federal government over their handling of sexual abuse complaints, according to NBC Bay Area.

Federal Sex Assault Probe Lists 3 California Schools

Book Review: Common Core's Rickety Gates

This book review first appeared at The Liberty Fund.  by Jamie Gass, Katherine Apfelbaum Title: Common Core Meets Education Reform: What It All Means for Politics, Policy, and the Future of SchoolingTranslator / Editor: Frederick M. Hess & Michael Q. McShanePublish Date: 2014Publisher / Edition: Teachers

Book Review: Common Core's Rickety Gates

Top Common Core Cheerleader Arne Duncan Coming to Texas

U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan is coming to Austin and the Texas PTA (Parent Teacher Association) is delighted to have him.  Yes, Duncan, the chief cheerleader of the Common Core State Standards will be the headliner at the

Top Common Core Cheerleader Arne Duncan Coming to Texas