Former Arne Duncan staffer: ESSA mandates Common Core

By Truth in American Education on Thursday, December 31st, 2015 in Common Core

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Peter Cunningham, the former assistant secretary for communications at the U.S. Department of Education, served under outgoing U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. He called U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander’s victory lap over the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act that reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act “misleading” in an article […]


Arne Duncan: ESSA embodies the ‘core of our agenda’

By Truth in American Education on Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Politico Pro just released an interview with outgoing U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan that is pretty damning of Congressional Republican leadership. They asked about the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). I’m stunned. at how much better it ended up than either [House or Senate] bill going into conference. I had a […]


TN legislator blocked from entering school, taking standardized test

By Truth in American Education on Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 in Uncategorized

TROY, Tenn. –Tennessee State Representative Andy Holt (R-Dresden) had planned to test alongside 8th grade English & Language Arts students Thursday at Hillcrest Elementary School to address the concerns of hundreds of Northwest Tennessee parents and teachers that had contacted him regarding the new standards for the TN Ready standardized tests.


Ted Cruz, Rand Paul receive an A- on Common Core report card

By Truth in American Education on Thursday, August 20th, 2015 in Common Core

WASHINGTON, D.C. – ThePulse2016, American Principles in Action, and Cornerstone Policy Research released  a Common Core score card on all of the major Republican candidates minus former New York Governor George Pataki and former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore.


Is Common Core test PARCC in death spiral?

By Truth in American Education on Sunday, August 2nd, 2015 in Common Core

WASHINGTON, D.C. – PARCC which has been hemorrhaging membership is still holding onto a glimmer of hope that sustainability is their’s to grasp.


Colorado educator: Comics belong in Common Core

By Truth in American Education on Monday, May 25th, 2015 in Common Core

DENVER – Colorado Public Radio interviewed Colorado educator Jenn Anya Prosser who will lead a workshop called “Teaching with Comics and the Common Core” as part of Denver Comic Con next week.


Liberal teacher: Common Core like education system I saw in Soviet Union

By Truth in American Education on Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 in Common Core

HOOKSETT, N.H. – The New Hampshire Union Leader published a guest op/ed from a teacher who identifies herself as a liberal.  Diane Sekula is a teacher in Hooksett, NH and she was responding to a published article that said Common Core is a conservative flashpoint.


On Common Core, the soccer moms are winning

By Truth in American Education on Thursday, May 7th, 2015 in Common Core

DES MOINES, Iowa –The Wall Street Journal points out the “soccer mom” revolt against Common Core, and in particular, the Common Core-aligned assessments.


Tennessee House votes to replace Common Core

By Truth in American Education on Sunday, April 26th, 2015 in Common Core

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Yesterday the Tennessee House votes 97 to 0 to pass HB 1035, a bill that would replace the Common Core State Standards by the 2017-2018 school year.