Vermont School Boards Association exec: What consolidation means for schools

FA Note: Please crit­i­cal­ly exam­ine this arti­cle in lieu of the warn­ings of Char­lotte Iser­byt, Ani­ta Hoge, and oth­ers about pro­posed edu­ca­tion “reform” in our nation. As the House Edu­ca­tion Committee’s con­sol­i­da­tion bill gets ready to move over to the Sen­ate, Ver­mon­ters  are won­der­ing what a statewide restruc­tur­ing would mean for schools and school boards. In the first of […]

It’s Official: Americans R Stupid

As Amer­i­cans, we tend to be pret­ty full of our­selves, and this is espe­cial­ly true of our young peo­ple. But do we real­ly have rea­son for such pride? Accord­ing to a shock­ing new report from the Edu­ca­tion­al Test­ing Ser­vice, Amer­i­cans between the ages of 20 and 34 are way behind young adults in oth­er industrialized […]

Common Core, Part 2

Part 2 of Dr. Den­nis Cud­dy’s “Com­mon Core” arti­cle series was post­ed today at NewsWith­Views: In today’s install­ment, Dr. Cud­dy writes, In 1848, the COMMUNIST MANIFESTO was pub­lished, includ­ing Plank No. 10, which pro­vid­ed for a “Com­bi­na­tion of edu­ca­tion with indus­tri­al pro­duc­tion” (a type of school-to-work approach). Nine years lat­er in 1857, the National […]

Superintendent Confirms Common Core’s Pearson Spying on Kids’ Social Media Accounts

The super­in­ten­dent of the Watchung Hills Region­al High School Dis­trict in New Jer­sey has con­firmed that she sent an email to fel­low super­in­ten­dents Tues­day about her con­cern that edu­ca­tion pub­lish­ing giant Pear­son is “mon­i­tor­ing” children’s social media accounts for pos­si­ble leaks about the Com­mon Core-aligned PARCC tests. On Fri­day, Bob Braun, a for­mer lead­ing colum­nist for […]

The Walking Core: Standards Won’t Die In SC

Offi­cial­ly, Com­mon Core is dead in South Car­oli­na, wiped out Wednes­day by a vote of the state board of edu­ca­tion. How­ev­er, lead­ers of the state’s anti-Com­­mon Core move­ment are any­thing but hap­py, say­ing the state is being tricked by a bait-and-switch tac­tic that replaces the stan­dards with some­thing near­ly iden­ti­cal. Sheri Few, the head of […]

Social Experimentation on the Poor

No Way, ESEA! Fred­er­ick T. Gates is “alive and well” in 2015 This blog has detailed Fred­er­ick T. Gates and his ear­ly 1913 advo­ca­cy of social exper­i­men­ta­tion on poor and rur­al peo­ple. One hun­dred years lat­er we are still bat­tling his ter­ri­ble agen­da. Some of his ide­ol­o­gy is reflect­ed in cur­rent leg­is­la­tion in Congress.

Parent calls 911 after public school refuses to release child

WINTER PARK, Fla. – A Flori­da par­ent was forced to take dras­tic mea­sures when her pub­lic school refused to release her child dur­ing a dis­pute over stan­dard­ized test­ing. Jacqui Myers says anoth­er moth­er with a child at Win­ter Park’s Brook­shire Ele­men­tary School called her after she arrived at the school to opt her fifth-grade daughter […]

THEY are coming for your children.…

NO Way, ESEA! THEY want our babies. THEY want our chil­dren. THEY want our coun­try. THEY, the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment, are clos­ing in upon us on all all sides. THEY have declared war on our fam­i­lies, and on our free­doms. WE fight for our free­doms by wield­ing our Con­sti­tu­tion­al lib­er­ties. WE pub­lish the truth and dis­sem­i­nate it. WE win […]