Archives for January 21, 2015

Lamar Alexander’s Re-authorization of ESEA

A Preliminary Analysis of the Bill by Anita Hoge Source: http://www.help.senate.gov/imo/media/AEG15033.pdf 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 […]