VIDEO: Trump urges repeal of Common Core: ‘A total disaster’

By Victor Skinner on Friday, January 29th, 2016 in Video No Comments

NEW YORK – A President Donald Trump would “end Common Core.” “It’s a disaster,” The Donald posted to Facebook this week with a personal video about his views on education. Trump made it clear “education has to be at a local level” in denouncing the national education standards pushed on states through the Obama administration’s […]

Former Arne Duncan staffer: ESSA mandates Common Core

By Truth in American Education on Thursday, December 31st, 2015 in Common Core 2 Comments

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 1 Comment

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 […]

Report: Nearly half of Illinois community college students require remediation

By Victor Skinner on Friday, December 18th, 2015 in Uncategorized No Comments

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A recent report shows nearly half of Illinois students enrolling in community college must pay for remedial classes to catch up on lessons they should have learned in high school. “With the new Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test, Illinois is equipped to focus on the question […]

Study: Common Core, tests violate federal laws, unlikely to improve academic achievement

By Pioneer Institute on Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 in Common Core No Comments

BOSTON – In the wake of the U.S. House and Senate’s passage of bills that would reauthorize the federal No Child Left Behind law, a new Pioneer Institute research paper finds that national English and mathematics standards, known as Common Core, violate three federal laws that prohibit the federal government from exercising any direction, supervision or control over […]