Archives for March 1, 2015

ISDS: The Trans-Pacific Partnership clause that everyone should be against

A police woman removes a woman protest­ing the Trans-Pacif­ic Part­ner­ship (TPP) on Capi­tol Hill in Wash­ing­ton Jan­u­ary 27, 2015. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) The Unit­ed States is in the final stages of nego­ti­at­ing the Trans-Pacif­ic Part­ner­ship (TPP), a mas­sive free-trade agree­ment with Mex­i­co, Cana­da, Japan, Sin­ga­pore and sev­en oth­er coun­tries. Who will ben­e­fit from the TPP? Amer­i­can […]

Common Core Testing Regime Ruled Unconstitutional

In a devel­op­ment with mas­sive impli­ca­tions for the Oba­ma administration’s ongo­ing attempt at nation­al­iz­ing edu­ca­tion with Com­mon Core, a Mis­souri judge ruled this week that the fed­er­al­ly fund­ed test­ing regime for the con­tro­ver­sial stan­dards was uncon­sti­tu­tion­al. The rul­ing means that the state of Mis­souri is offi­cial­ly pro­hib­it­ed from par­tic­i­pat­ing in the “Smarter Bal­anced Assess­ment Con­sor­tium” […]