STUDY: ‘Massive’ grade inflation in New York City schools

By Heartland Institute on Thursday, December 24th, 2015 in Uncategorized

Facebook Twitter RedditNEW YORK – Grade inflation is rampant in New York City’s (NYC) public schools, reports a new study by StudentsFirstNY. Even though most NYC public school students are failing state tests, they are receiving passing grades for coursework at their schools, according to the authors of “The Hidden Truth: Massive Grade Inflation Conceals […]

Leading scholars blast U.S. History rewrite

By Heartland Institute on Friday, June 12th, 2015 in Uncategorized

Facebook Twitter RedditCHICAGO – Fifty-five top historians have signed an open letter criticizing the College Board’s revamp of its Advanced Placement U.S. history curriculum, in which half a million of the nation’s brightest students enroll each year. It is the final U.S. history class many ever take.

Florida officials work to reduce testing

By Heartland Institute on Saturday, March 21st, 2015 in Uncategorized

Facebook Twitter RedditTALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) has issued an executive order that suspends one test in his state’s schools for 11th grade students and called for legislation to review and reduce other testing.

Bobby Jindal speaks against Common Core at CPAC

By Heartland Institute on Friday, February 27th, 2015 in Common Core

Facebook Twitter RedditNATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal told a crowd of his constituents at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) what he believes their priorities should be going forward. Repealing Common Core Standards was among his desired goals for America.