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    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

    Common Core's Surprise Critic: Nation's Largest Teachers Union Calls Implementation 'Completely Botched'

    The country’s largest teachers union is no longer a cheerleader for Common Core national education standards. In a letter to the National Education Association’s 3 million members, President Dennis Van Roekel issued a sharp critique of Common Core. It marks the first time NEA has voiced concerns about the standards, … More

    Head Start: Preschool Proponents Should Admit to Shortcomings

    Are Americans really longing for “Head Start-like programs” for their children? So argues Eleanor Clift in a recent article for the Daily Beast. Clift praises El Centro Rosemount, a preschool center in Washington, D.C., that serves children from affluent families and students in the federal Head Start program. As the … More

    Textbook Depicts Reagan as Sexist

    A textbook used at the University of South Carolina has recently come under fire for its depiction of Ronald Reagan as sexist. Campus Reform first reported on the textbook, which is used in a class at the University of South Carolina. It is entitled Introduction to Social Work & Social … More

    Why Bill Gates Is Wrong to Applaud Common Core

    On Wednesday, Bill Gates wrote a USA Today column lauding Common Core standards as a way for “students to get the best education possible” and “become good citizens and members of a prosperous American economy.” Heritage education policy analyst Lindsey Burke details why she disagrees below.  Gates provides no evidence that Common … More

    Tim Scott, Juan Williams Agree on School Choice at Policy Summit

    Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Fox News contributor Juan Williams today enjoyed a rare moment of agreement — over the importance of parental choice in education. Scott spoke of an opportunity to have “a robust debate with parents and teachers across the country,” while Williams called it a “need to … More

    Common Core Supporter: 'The Children Belong to All of Us'

    Paul Reville, the former secretary of education for Massachusetts, recently said “the children belong to all of us” at a panel discussion at the Center for American Progress when discussing those who oppose Common Core. “To be sure, there’s always a small voice – and I think these voices get … More

    Mr. President, Why Do You Oppose School Choice?

      In a largely unreported story, a couple in Pennsylvania is facing charges that could land them in jail for nearly seven years.  Their crime? Sending their five year old daughter to a public school outside of their school district. If it sounds bizarre, that’s because it is. And although … More