Just 17% of Americans support Common Core

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TEANECK, N.J. – Fairleigh Dickinson’s Public Mind Poll found only 17% of Americans favor the Common Core State Standards.  40% of Americans say they disapprove of the Common Core State Standards with 42% who are unsure.
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Study: Black, Hispanic students have college admissions advantage

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CERRITOS, Calif. – The Los Angeles Times is highlighting the competitive disadvantage Asian Americans face in admissions to U.S. universities – a problem some think is getting worse and increasing stress on students to attend top schools.
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School survey probes for information about home life, family arguments

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NOBLESVILLE, Ind. – Indiana parents say their local school district crossed the line when they asked certain personal questions in a recent “Youth Survey” given to middle and high school students.
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Oklahoma weakens Michelle O’s school snack restrictions

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma has become the latest state to buck Michelle Obama’s “Smart Snack” school food restrictions.
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Bobby Jindal speaks against Common Core at CPAC

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NATIONAL 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.
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Pittsburgh schools jump in bed with Planned Parenthood for sex ed instruction

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PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Only one member of the Pittsburgh Public Schools’ board of education raised potential issues with Planned Parenthood when the board approved the agency to administer sex education to middle school students this week.
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Judge strikes down federally funded Common Core testing consortium: ‘Illegal interstate compact’

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A Missouri judge this week ruled that a testing consortium designed to administer Common Core exams is an “illegal interstate compact not authorized by the U.S. Congress.”
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MEA president inflating public pension with $200K salary while working for private union

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LANSING, Mich. – Steve Cook, the president of the state’s largest teachers union, is also listed as the highest-paid employee of the Lansing School District. His annual salary is $20,000 more than that of the district’s superintendent.
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N.J. school district dangles gift cards, bonus points in front of students mulling testing opt out

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ROCKAWAY, N.J. – Amid accusations from parents of bribery, Morris Hills Regional School District has canceled an incentive program that would have awarded students with bonus points and gift cards if they participate and perform well on the upcoming Common Core aligned PARCC assessments.
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Schools celebrate Black History Month with segregated assembly, ‘hands up, don’t shoot’ chant

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BENICIA, Calif. – A California middle school teacher learned a valuable lesson about Black History Month this week: segregation is bad.
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Media reports about Indiana education fight ignore a lot of important details

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INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis Star columnist Matthew Tully is right about at least one thing – if there were a statewide referendum today on Glenda Ritz remaining the chair of the Indiana State Board of Education, she would probably win.
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VIDEO: Unhinged union members scream about Scott Walker, right to work

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MADISON, Wis. – Just four years after unions were able to gather crowds nearing 100,000 people to protest Wisconsin’s Act 10, Wisconsin unions have been hard pressed to get crowds anywhere near that level to protest pending Right to Work legislation in the state.
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