California unions kill a high-quality math program for students

By Kyle Olson on Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 in Unions 2 Comments

By Ben Velderman OAKLAND, Calif. –The holidays are still weeks away, but teacher union leaders in two large California school districts are behaving like the Grinch Who Stole Christmas by stopping the development of a high-quality math curriculum that would have benefitted academically challenged elementary and middle school students.

Rhee says teachers should embrace and learn from standardized tests

By Kyle Olson on Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 in Test Cheating No Comments

By Ben Velderman SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The presidential election is only days away, but StudentsFirst Founder Michelle Rhee is holding out hope that President Barack Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney might still offer specific details about how they would improve the quality of the nation’s teaching corps.