Via TownHall: Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is exhibiting some noteworthy resistance to the education agenda of President Trump. One indication of this disposition is her insistence that the Every Student Succeeds Act did away with Common Core over a year ago, and her declaration that the … [Read more...]
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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...]
Via AllOnPolitics: For years parents have fought the Common Core national standards, which have survived in Georgia under the misnomer “Georgia Standards of Excellence.” The resistance transcends the standards themselves and addresses also their underlying philosophy – that the purpose of … [Read more...]
Via Breitbart: Establishment Republican politicians have boasted the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) prohibits the U.S. secretary of education from coercing states into adopting the Common Core standards. However, many who have studied the law say not only is that claim unfounded, but also … [Read more...]
Via Politico: There may be a silver lining to the 2016 presidential election for Jeb Bush — the elevation of his longtime friend, patron and political ally, Betsy DeVos, as education secretary. If DeVos is confirmed by the Senate as most expect, Bush could see his views on education — … [Read more...]
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...]
Via Breitbart: The education reform website founded by former CNN anchor Campbell Brown is supporting Donald Trump’s education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos with the disclaimer that DeVos’ family foundation provides funding for the site. Education Week writer Mark Walsh recently observed DeVos … [Read more...]
Via ConservativeReview: Conservative education activists familiar with Betsy DeVos' positions on Common Core and other progressive education policies were dismayed by her nomination to be secretary of education. The grassroots might have expected that from a President-elect Jeb Bush, but not … [Read more...]