Archives for January 21, 2015

Lamar Alexander’s Re-authorization of ESEA

A Pre­lim­i­nary Analy­sis of the Bill by Ani­ta Hoge Source: This bill was pre­sent­ed twice and referred to com­mit­tee. Every Child Ready for Col­lege or Career Act of 2015 spon­sored by Sen. Lamar Alexan­der. This bill amends No Child Left Behind which is the Re-autho­riza­­­tion of the Ele­men­tary and Sec­ondary Edu­ca­tion Act of 1965 […]

White House Methane Madness

Con­trary to per­sis­tent claims by envi­ron­men­tal­ists, Methane is not an impor­tant green­house gas (GHG); it has a total­ly neg­li­gi­ble impact on cli­mate.  Attempts to con­trol methane emis­sions make lit­tle sense; the just-announced [Jan 14] White House plan to reduce emis­sions by 40 to 45% by 2025 ignores well-estab­lished ‘text-book’ sci­ence. Methane (chem­i­cal for­mu­la CH4) is […]

Deaf Ears

Yes­ter­day, I set about the busi­ness of writ­ing about Ida­ho State Board of Edu­ca­tion and their appar­ent inabil­i­ty to hear the voic­es of the vot­ers. In 2012 there was a bal­lot ini­tia­tive that asked to vot­ers to approve a pro­gram of pay-for-per­­for­­mance for teach­ers.  The vot­ers reject­ed the pro­gram.  There were actu­al­ly three ini­tia­tives on […]

NH bill would ban Common Core national standards

CONCORD, N.H. – A bill intro­duced to the New Hamp­shire Sen­ate would pro­hib­it the state from requir­ing the imple­men­ta­tion of Com­mon Core edu­ca­tion stan­dards, a pow­er­ful first step towards a nul­li­fi­ca­tion of fed­er­al con­trol over edu­ca­tion. Intro­duced by State Sen. Kevin Avard (R-Nashua), Sen­ate Bill (SB101) suc­cinct­ly states that Com­mon Core “shall not be required […]