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New Hampshire Bill Prohibiting Forced Use of Common Core Passes Senate

Jenni White, A bill to prevent the state government from requiring schools to use the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) passed the New Hampshire Senate. CCSS is a set of national standards dictating what students should know at the end of each grade level. Senate Bill 44, introduced in January 2017, would “[prohibit] the department

To improve education, we need to let teachers administer discipline regardless of race

Jason Riley, In 2012 the Education Department released a national study showing that black students are suspended from school at a higher rate than whites, and the findings fueled a predictable debate over whether school discipline policies are racist. Two years later, the department sent a letter to school districts warning them to do something

Secretary Devos’ most important task

Vince M. Bertram, Throughout much of the Senate hearing process to confirm a new leader for the Department of Education, the conversation orbited around hot-button political issues — school choice, charter schools, Common Core and others. But in order to effectively address these questions of how we educate American students, newly confirmed Secretary of Education

School children ‘should be taught to recognise fake news’

Pupils need to learn how to think critically about information, says leading education expert. Children should be taught in schools how to recognise “fake news”, a leading international education expert has said. In a modern digital age, schools need to teach pupils how to think critically and analyse what they read on social media and

If You Want Real Change, Start with Education

Bruce Thornton, Stopping the indoctrination of our children is a necessary first step. The first eight weeks of Trump’s administration have been filled with executive orders attacking the unconstitutional excesses of the Obama presidency. He’s also pledged to kill the regulatory Hydra, increase defense spending, reform the tax code, and restore America’s prestige. And all

When It Comes to Civics Education, the Left Wants to Keep Children in the Dark

Teresa Mull, America just finished celebrating Presidents Day, but in this instance, “celebrating” means something entirely different than it usually does. Few people—other than the “Not My President Day” crowd—did anything more to acknowledge our past and present commanders-in-chief than get out of town for the long weekend and sleep in a little later than usual on Monday morning.

Walter E. Williams: Undermining Academic Achievement

Walter E. Williams, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement, “The president’s decision to ask Betsy DeVos to run the Department of Education should offend every single American man, woman, and child who has benefitted from the public education system in this country.” Expressing similar sentiments, Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Cedric Richmond

Does DeVos Have An Education Agenda of Her Own?

Jane Robbins, 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 federal government properly plays a role in approving states’ education

DeVos slams billions in Obama school spending: ‘They tested their model and failed miserably’

Victor Skinner, WASHINGTON, D.C. – Education Secretary Betsy DeVos highlighted President Obama’s failure to improve education during his eight years in office, including $7 billion in “improvement” grants that made no meaningful improvement, at the Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday. DeVos took direct aim at the liberal ideology that money equals results in education,

Is a National Tax-Credit Scholarship Program on the Horizon?

Teresa Mull, President Donald Trump spoke in favor of education choice during his campaign, and now that he’s in office, Politico reports a national tax-credit scholarship program may be in the works: The Trump administration is considering a first-of-its-kind federal tax credit scholarship program that would channel billions of dollars to working class families to