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    Rep. Marlin Stutzman: 'Common Core Not the Answer' on Education (VIDEO)

    The national standards known as Common Core are moving education in America in the opposite direction from solutions, Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R–Ind.) told The Foundry in an exclusive interview today. “We need to get the federal government out of the education business,” Stutzman said during Conversations with Conservatives, a monthly gathering … More

    Tell Us Your Common Core Stories

    Does your child’s homework look different lately? Maybe something like this has happened to you or someone you know: Heather Crossin, an Indianapolis mom of four…asked her school’s principal why 8-year-old Lucy’s math homework suddenly focused on abstract concepts, even drawing pictures to solve problems, instead of practicing formulas. >>> … More

    Crisis for Common Core: Indiana's Uncommon Ruckus Over Education Standards

    INDIANAPOLIS – What’s wrong with public education in America today? Across the country, just about everyone has an opinion. Very few, though, have the power to implement sweeping reforms. In Indiana, a driver for the Uber car-for-hire service gets his mother on the phone for a reporter. Sharon Hurt is … More

    Parents in Charge: Fight for School Choice Takes Stage at CPAC

    As more and more cracks begin to show in the Common Core initiative, Americans are pushing back, insisting that parents—not bureaucrats in Washington—should “be in charge” of their children’s education. This assertion, delivered by the Friedman Foundation’s Robert Enlow at the 41st annual Conservative Political Action Conference  (CPAC), was met with … More

    Invisible Gun Control: 10-Year Old Suspended for Making 'Level 2 Lookalike Firearm'--With Fingers

    It sounds like serious business. They called it a “level 2 lookalike firearm.” They said that he pointed it “execution style” at a fellow student. But Nathan Entingh is ten years old, the “lookalike firearm” was his finger, and the other student didn’t even see it—a teacher did. And it’s … More

    Latest Common Core Strategy: Switch the Name, So People Don't Realize What It Is

    What’s in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet; – Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet As Juliet reminds us, changing the name of something doesn’t change its nature. Yet, in an apparent effort to placate parents, teachers, and taxpayers concerned by the … More

    My School Choice Journey

    As we continue to promote school choice around our great nation, especially during Black History Month, I have been thinking a lot about my own educational journey, first as a black child in the 1960s entering predominately White Little Rock Central High School and what that meant to me, then … More

    De Blasio Kicks 700 Kids Out of High-Performing Charter Schools

    Apparently newly elected New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio didn’t get the memo from President Obama today about being your Brother’s Keeper. De Blasio is blocking four charter schools – run by the Success Academy charter school network – from opening or expanding, rolling back an offer made to … More

    Common Core: The "Tin Foil" Is Spreading

    Missouri State Representative Mike Lair (R) likens opponents of Common Core to “conspiracy theorists.” So much so that he decided to include $8 for tin foil hats in a budget bill for K-12 education because “if you can’t deal with folks with logic….I always felt you use humor.” Well, we’ve … More

    Lawmaker Budgets for Tin Foil Hats to Mock Critics of Common Core

    As opponents of the Obama Administration’s national education standards rallied Wednesday at the Missouri State Capitol, state Representative Mike Lair acted on what some might call sinister motives:  The Republican lawmaker included an appropriation of $8 for tin foil hats for parents and others who oppose the so-called Common Core standards. Blogger Duane … More