It’s Common Core testing time, do you know where your kids’ data is?

By Brad McQueen on Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 in Common Core

WASHINGTON, D.C. – It’s Common Core testing time across the country and parents wondering whether to take the leap and refuse their state’s version of the Common Core test for their kids should consider one more factor brought to them courtesy of Big Data that just may push them over the opt-out cliff.

Common Core’s Chicago connections: Initiative has its roots in the Obama/Ayers world

By Brad McQueen on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 in Common Core

CHICAGO – The cult of Common Core had its crude beginnings in Chicago. The central players shaping the cult of Common Core, President Obama, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, David Coleman, and Jason Zimba all burnished their “education reform” credentials in Chicago before inflicting this failed model upon the rest of the nation.

Common Core’s dirty little secret and the field tests

By Brad McQueen on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 in Common Core

TUCSON, Ariz. –The Common Core field tests, being administered in thousands of schools across the country to millions of your kids right now, are perfect examples of one of Common Core’s least known, yet most insidious features.