Archive for November, 2013

Common Core is curriculum, contrary to advocates’ claims

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MANASSAS, Va. – The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has made grants totaling more than $10.5 million to develop Common Core-compliant curricula—including by the non-profit group Common Core, Inc.—demonstrating the foundation’s intent to reach far beyond broad educational standards with its Common Core initiative to remake America’s schools.
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National School Choice Week 2014 is coming

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – School Choice Week was created back in 2011 as a nonpartisan, nonpolitical awareness campaign seeking to celebrate the educational diversity that is achieved when children have learning options.
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Common Core ‘architect’ David Coleman’s history with Bill Ayers and Barack Obama

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CHICAGO – Referred to as ‘Common Core lead standards authors’ by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), David Coleman and Jason Zimba are just two in a long list of Common Core creators whose academic roots are with the education-for-a-revolution machine borne by Annenberg Institute, Carnegie Corporation, Bill Gates, et al.
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Education students say prof’s grammar and spelling corrections a sign of racial hostility

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LOS ANGELES – A group of 25 University of California at Los Angeles students – who are studying to be future teachers, school leaders and university professors – recently staged a sit-in to protest one professor’s acts of “micro-aggression” against minority students, which include correcting grammar, spelling and documentation mistakes on writing assignments.
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3rd grade lesson plan presents messianic view of Obama – literally

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MUSKEGON, Mich. – On the heels of a controversial children’s book about Barack Obama – which stated “white voters would never vote for a black president” and that “Barack’s former pastor” said “God would damn the United States for mistreating its black citizens” – comes a new lesson that casts America’s 44th president in a messianic light. Literally.
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The future of the Louisiana school voucher case simplified

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INDIANAPOLIS – Instead of asking a federal judge to get between school vouchers and families in need, Eric Holder and the US Department of Justice (DOJ) should be in Louisiana getting an education on what justice actually looks like.

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