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‘Workforce Development Week’ Kicks Off at the White House

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Monday kicks off the Trump administration’s “workforce development week” during which senior officials will hold roundtables with government, private industry and American workers while President Donald Trump will announce immediate plans for substantial administrative actions.

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What Parents Should Know About ‘Competency Based Education’

Despite drawing the ire of parents, teachers, and taxpayers for several decades, U.S. students are still being educated for workforce development and training to meet the needs of Big Business and Industry, rather than to become well-rounded citizens of character and substance who can engage in critical thinking.

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Marco Rubio Makes Opposition to Common Core And Vocational Education Key Issues In Pitch To Voters

While on the campaign trail, Rubio has commanded the attention of parents who have opposed the Common Core standards and the federal intrusion into local education that has come with the reform. In addition, he has honed in on the issue of rising college education costs coupled with massive student debt and yet often no jobs for college graduates to show for it.

Presidential candidate Republican Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) speaks while Donald Trump looks on during the Republican Presidential Debate sponsored by Fox Business and the Wall Street Journal at the Milwaukee Theatre November 10, 2015 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The fourth Republican debate is held in two parts, one main debate for …

Marco Rubio: U.S. Has ‘Outdated Higher Education System’

GOP Candidate Sen. Marco Rubio continued his theme during the GOP debate Tuesday that the United States is in global competition yet is unprepared to engage in it, in part because the nation’s higher education system is outdated.

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13 States Have Already Adopted ‘Green’ Common Core Science Standards That Indoctrinate on Climate Change

Released in April of 2013, the Next Generation of Science Standards (NGSS) have already been officially adopted by 13 states and Washington, D.C. Their promoters claim they are another “state-led” endeavor, “managed by Achieve,” the same progressive nonprofit that was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop and promote the Common Core standards.

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Hillary Clinton: ‘Very Painful’ to See Common Core ‘Politicized’

In Iowa Tuesday, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton set out a “new vision” for education in America which includes support for the Common Core standards, a position that puts her at odds with the nation’s teachers’ unions and has her siding with big government establishment Democrats who support teacher evaluations based on student performance on Common Core-aligned tests.

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Louisiana News Editorial Board Slams Bobby Jindal’s Stance on Common Core

The NOLA.com/Times-Picayune editorial board is quoting a big business and industry group in Louisiana to rail against Gov. Bobby Jindal’s (R) recent executive order to protect parents and school districts from consequences of opting out of the Common Core-aligned PARCC tests.