Search Results for: COMMON CORE

Joy Pullman: Yes, Donald Trump Can Repeal Common Core. Here’s How

Via The Federalist: Directly after the Senate narrowly confirmed Betsy DeVos as education secretary last week, Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway spoke with Jake Tapper on CNN. DeVos “will get on with the business of executing on the president’s vision for education,” Conway said. “He’s made very … [Read more...]

Breitbart: Six Things Betsy DeVos Can Do to Show States She Is ‘Certainly Not a Supporter’ of Common Core

Via Breitbart: Betsy DeVos announced upon her nomination as U.S. education secretary that she is “certainly not a supporter” of Common Core, even though the organizations she funded and supported through her service are avid proponents of the controversial education reform. Now that she is sworn … [Read more...]

Common Core Propagandists Are At It Again with Dizzying Spin

Via Conservative Review: In the past, I’ve written about the disingenuous information routinely put out by the Collaborative for Student Success (CSS) to make the Common Core national standards look good. CSS is at it again. CSS is a non-profit organization financed by the same groups that … [Read more...]

PRESS RELEASE: Trump Ran Against Common Core… Would He Really Choose a Jeb-like Secretary of Education?

Betsy DeVos is the wrong choice for Secretary of Education   Washington, D.C. – President-elect Donald Trump’s transition effort has been very impressive so far, but many conservatives and grassroots activists are concerned about reports that Trump may be considering a Common Core apologist … [Read more...]

Top Scholars: Common Core “Incompatible” with Catholic Education

New paper outlines Common Core’s “Catholic problem” cites “fundamental and profound differences” between goals of Common Core and goals of Catholic education   Washington, D.C. – A new white paper, After the Fall: Catholic Education Beyond the Common Core, released today by the Pioneer … [Read more...]

Washington Times: The steep cost of Common Core

Via Washington Times: Anew study reaffirms what conservatives have been saying about the Common Core State Standards all along: They’re a giant waste of taxpayers’ money. The study, titled “Smart Money? Philanthropic and Federal Funding for the Common Core,” was released in September by the … [Read more...]

Robbins: “Common Core Math Standards Will Ensure Inferior Programs”

Via Breitbart: An ongoing Reuters investigation finds the College Board’s newly released Common Core-aligned SAT contains “wordy” math problems that could work against low-performing students, an outcome that contradicts the stated goals of the Board’s president, David Coleman. Writing at … [Read more...]

Breitbart: Public Support for ‘Common Core’ Falls to Record Low

Via Breitbart: The annual Education Next poll shows that public support for the Common Core State Standards has fallen to a record low. According to the survey, support for the Common Core education plan dropped to 50 percent this year, down from 58 percent in 2015 and from 83 percent in … [Read more...]

Common Core’s National Curriculum Has Arrived

Via TownHall: Co-Authored by JaKell Sullivan In May 2014, conservative columnist George Will warned that Common Core represented the "thin edge of an enormous wedge" and that "sooner or later you inevitably have a national curriculum." Will’s concern is now closer to realization. One … [Read more...]

Common Core’s “Digital Learning” is Expensive and Ineffective

Via Conservative Review: By Jane Robbins and Emmett McGroarty Transforming education via the Common Core national standards doesn’t come cheap. It was reported recently that California has spent about $578 million on technology to implement the standards. California taxpayers might wonder why … [Read more...]