Common Core

Part One: The PIG Gobbles Thanksgiving Bounty

In a three-part series themed on George Orwell’s Animal Farm a Northern Virginia Tea Party patriot shows how progressives, far from being ascendant, have sown the seeds of future electoral losses. In Part One, the author argues that while Barack Obama is correctly perceived as a threat to our nation’s Constitutional order, he is merely the “out-product” of a system that has been built for 100 years by the progressive movement in America.

Legislation Lets States Cut Ties Between Common Core, Fed. Grants

Kelsey Harkness, Daily Signal

Sen. David Vitter, R-La., has drafted legislation to prohibit the fed. gov't from “mandating, incentivizing or coercing” states to adopt the national education standards known as Common Core.

Jeb: R's Have to 'Lose the Primary to Win the General'

Peter Sullivan, The Hill

Bush laid out policy positions that are controversial among the conservative base. He said he opposed Obama's exec. amnesty, but said R's should act on the issue “rather than have their heads explode.”

Jeb Bush Faces Backlash Over Education Record

Michael J. Mishak, Associated Press

Jeb Bush has been one of the country’s most vocal supporters of Common Core. That puts him at odds with the conservative activists any GOP presidential hopeful would need to win the nomination.

It’s Not Too Late for States to Reject Common Core

Brittany Corona, Daily Signal

19 states have made significant efforts to push back against Common Core. It's not too late for Iowa to reject Iowa Core and restore the state’s education system to one that is by Iowans, for Iowans.

The TEA Party Hates Jeb Bush

Brett Logiurato, Business Insider

"Bush as a last name" is an issue, said Erick Erickson, the editor in chief of RedState. "It's the same problems the Dems have. 'Let’s go forward by going backward.' Not exactly a winning slogan." But the base's problem with Bush begins with his positions on immigration and education.

What’s Wrong With Common Core? Let’s ‘Understand’ the Ways

Common Core isn't integration of educational skills; it's the disintegration of educational disciplines. Even on its own terms, the Common Core is rotten.

This Is Huge: Rand Paul Helps Thom Tillis Nationalize His Campaign

Less than two weeks after Jeb Bush made a disastrous swing through North Carolina to campaign for GOP Senate candidate Thom Tillis, and by his comments in support of Common Core and amnesty for illegal aliens only succeeded in reminding conservatives why they had been skeptical and uninspired by Tillis, Senator Rand Paul trod the same ground and helped Tillis focus on nationalizing his campaign to seal the compact with the conservative voters he needs to win. 

Top 10 Things Parents Hate About Common Core

Joy Pullmann, The Federalist

A majority of people interviewed tell pollsters they’ve actually heard of Common Core, four years after bureaucrats signed our kids onto this complete overhaul of U.S. education. Why do 62% of parents think it’s a bad idea? For one, they can count. But their kids can’t.

Bill Gates' Deceptive Common Core Push Will Weaken Schools

Dr. Sandra Stotsky, Breitbart

The Gates Foundation has been very busy trying to figure out ways for governors, state boards, and commissioners of education to pretend they are giving up Common Core’s standards or tests, while ensuring these states still have warmed-over versions in place to satisfy Bill Gates’ ambitions.

Sen. Mike Lee Pleads: Abolish Common Core

Courtney Coren, NewsMax

Sen. Mike Lee has called on Americans to join him in the effort to abolish the federal Common Core education standards in a fundraising email for the conservative group FreedomWorks. "As a U.S. Senator, I’ve seen the federal government make a mess of everything it touches."

Jindal Suing Feds Over Common Core

Melinda Deslatte, AP

"The federal government has hijacked and destroyed the Common Core initiative," Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said in a statement. "Common Core is the latest effort by big government disciples to strip away state rights and put Washington, D.C., in control of everything."

Common Core Opponent Wins Arizona Education Post

Bob Christie, AP

The race focused heavily on Common Core. Diane Douglas fiercely opposed the program, calling it "top-down government control of our education system." Incumbent John Huppenthal long backed Common Core, but said during a debate with Douglas that he "never supported the standards."

Public Turns on Obama's Education Policies

Ramsey Cox, The Hill

Public support for Obama’s education policies is plunging, according to a new survey. Twenty-seven percent of people said Obama deserves a failing grade on education.

Berkeley Math Prof: Common Core Will Move US Closer to Bottom

Dr. Susan Berry, Breitbart

Marina Ratner, renowned professor emerita of mathematics at Berkeley, explains why the Common Core standards will make math education even worse in the U.S. and move the nation “even closer to the bottom in international ranking.”

Jeb Bush Just Disqualified Himself For The Republican Nomination For President

If you are the parent or grandparent of a child who will be entering the workforce in the next decade you owe it to your children and grandchildren to oppose Jeb Bush if he runs for President.

Louisiana Common Core Face-Off On State Contract Cronyism

Governor Bobby Jindal is right to use Louisiana’s state procurement system to make sure that students, parents and taxpayers are getting the best deal for their tax dollars, especially if that breaks-up the cozy financial relationships between those who write the Common Core standards, those who write the textbooks and tests and those who sell the technology, textbooks and tests.

Common Core Assault on Homeschooling

Leon H. Wolf, RedState

Regardless of whether Common Core is directly aimed at homeschooling, there can be no mistake that it is a direct, frontal assault on the principle of educational freedom that is the Raison d’être of homeschooling.

Common Core: Indoctrination, Pornography , Thought Control

Celeste Busby, Virginia Free Citizen

There is research out there that disputes the value of Common Core instruction, and for that matter, the education methods of the past several decades. It’s time to get informed, meet with other parents and educators and make the decisions that are best for our children.

This is Huge: Common Core Repealed in Oklahoma

Governor Mary Fallin stood for Oklahoma's students, parents and taxpayers and signed the bill to pull out of Common Core even though there is a possibility that the state may lose federal money by withdrawing. To make a stand against Common Core please sign our petition “No Common Core F-Bombs, No Common Core Pornography In Our Schools” today.