Parents across the nation are in open revolt against the testing mania that has seized public schools under No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and the Common Core national standards. In some states, thousands of students — 200,000 in New York alone — are refusing the “mandatory” assessments. One would … [Read more...]
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Another fight may be on the horizon in the House of Representatives, as Republican leaders seem poised to again try to replace the controversial No Child Left Behind law with the Student Success Act, a measure that has proven to be just as unpopular with conservatives. ...In February, … [Read more...]
Editor's Note: this column was co-authored by Lisa Hudson, an attorney, activist, and mom, regarding the No Child Left Behind Re-authorization and the Common Core testing opt-out movement. The latest attempt to reauthorize No Child Left Behind (NCLB), sponsored by Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and … [Read more...]
Princeton University professor and APP founder Robert George was among 55 scholar signatories on a letter released yesterday expressing strong opposition to the College Board’s new AP U.S. History framework. Addressing an issue first brought to the public’s attention last year by the American … [Read more...]
Larry Krieger is a retired, award-winning Advanced Placement history teacher, and an AP exam coach. Jane Robbins is a senior fellow for the American Principles Project. Last year, we sounded the alarm against the “dramatic, unilateral change taking place in the content of the College Board’s … [Read more...]
When controversy erupted a year ago about the lack of balance in the College Board’s new AP U.S. History (APUSH) Framework, the College Board initially dug in its heels and stubbornly defended the new course. But the tone has changed. Now that it’s clear the critics of the framework are serious … [Read more...]
After successful event in New Hampshire, American Principles Project moves on to Iowa Des Moines, Iowa – Following a successful forum in New Hampshire last November, American Principles Project is moving on to Iowa to host its second “Practical Federalism Forum” on May 16th. This event will … [Read more...]
Many parents are unaware that the new assessment industry tools can gather personal data on students without them even being aware of it. Even opting students out of standardized tests may not help prevent educators from collecting personal data on your child. Jane Robbins of the American … [Read more...]
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has a history of shifting his stated positions on the controversial Common Core standards and inviting the federal government into his state’s education policy plans. Experts say his current position, of allowing school districts to “opt-out” of Common Core, would not rid … [Read more...]
Bush’s spin makes him sound empathetic to the growing left-right movement to eject the federal government from decisions on standards, high-stakes testing, teacher evaluations,etc. But he glosses over his own record. He is a long-time proponent of federal involvement. At NBC’s 2011 Education … [Read more...]