Second largest California school district pays teachers for not teaching

By on Saturday, October 19th, 2013 in Commentary, Outrages, Reform, Unions No Comments

SAN DIEGO – Even as Gov. Jerry Brown continues to pursue his back-to-the-past education policies — de-emphasizing testing and metrics, and pushing local control — we’re seeing fresh reminders that the state of California and the federal government really don’t have the control over local school districts that Brown’s rhetoric suggests.     

Americans turning against Common Core-related student database

By Trevor TenBrink on Monday, June 10th, 2013 in Reform No Comments

By Ben Velderman WASHINGTON, D.C. – The growing controversy over the federal government’s collection of many Americans’ phone records for national security purposes could end up sinking a $100 million database designed to track the personal information of the nation’s K-12 students.