Common Core

Okla. 'Abolishes' Common Core

Warner Todd Huston, Breitbart

The Oklahoma Senate Education Committee has passed a House bill out of committee that will essentially abolish the state's Common Core standards, yet the bill may be seen as less than perfect by Common Core detractors.

Common Core and Obamacare: Two Peas in a Pod

It is time we stopped letting politicians pretend they know how to run our lives.

Malkin Flattens Jeb’s Assertion That CommonCore is ‘Truth Serum’

Richard Berkow, Biz Pac Review

Michelle Malkin points out that Jeb Bush's foundation is tied at the hip to the federally funded testing consortium called PARCC, which pulled in $186 million through the Obama admin. to develop Common Core tests. “Just follow the money,” Malkin wrote.

Common Core Drops the F-Bomb

“We want EXCELLENT, not common standards, and we want EXCEPTIONAL curriculum filled with rich literature, not smut; not politically biased revisionist history, and not boring government documents!”  SIGN THE PETITION TO STOP COMMON CORE NOW!

Mississippi’s Stockholm Syndrome Republicans

By voting for Chris McDaniel for Senator, Mississippi's Republican voters are beginning to shake off the Stockholm Syndrome-like relationship with Senator Thad Cochran, Haley Barbour and the big government Republican political clan that has held Mississippi hostage for the past thirty years.

CommonCore Gets BAD Review in New Study

Robby Soave, Daily Caller

States with education standards most closely aligned to Common Core fared worse on math tests than states with their own standards, according to a new study. It is a shame that Common Core implementation is so widespread, given the lack of evidence to support it.

BigBiz Lobby Takes on TeaParty Over Common Core

Stephanie Simon, Politico

A coalition including the Business Roundtable and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will launch a national advertising blitz Sunday targeted at Republicans skeptical about the standards. Spots promoting the Common Core will air on Fox News and other conservative outlets.

Common Core Curriculum Twists The Facts

Eric Owens, Daily Caller

Common Core lesson plans attack Ronald Reagan, list Abraham Lincoln's religion as 'liberal,' and suggest the 2000 election of George W. Bush was "unfair."

Rubio and Cruz Circle Education Reform

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

The senators are making education reform their next big policy focus.

NY Teachers' Union: Common Core Failed

Stephanie Simon, Politico

The board of the NY state teachers union unanimously withdrew its support for the Common Core standards — a major blow for CCore advocates who have been touting support from teachers as proof that the standards will succeed nationwide.

Rebranding Common Core To Sell The Lie

Once you control the curriculum in the schools, then you can dictate what students are supposed to think and feel, and how they are supposed to look at the world.

Education Expert: Common Core 'Rather Shady'

Dr. Susan Berry, Breitbart

Reknowned scholars serving as members of the Common Core Validation Committee were sworn to secrecy, then “ignored,” and finally left to serve only as little more than “window dressing” to allow what many are now calling one of the greatest deceptions over the American p

Common Core: The Elite’s War On Citizenship

Common Core will strip the next generation of the intellectual tools and information necessary to be engaged citizens, think for themselves and effectively oppose the ruling class. These are the most insidious effects Common Core will have on the American education system, and the most important reasons to oppose it.

Ed Gillespie, Big Business Lobbyist Announces for US Senate

Google search is an unforgiving mistress, says James V. DeLong and Ed Gillespie's connections with the business establishment, which supports ObamaCare, the immigration cave-in, infrastructure pork, and Common Core, will provide rich themes for attacks from Democrats and questions from limited government constitutional conservatives.

Common Core-Opposed Teachers' Jobs Threatened

Victor Skinner, EAG News

Miss.'s Petal School District Superintendent John Buchanan’s comments to teachers at a recent district meeting was a thinly veiled threat for anyone who disagreed with Common Core, said State Sen. Michael Watson.

Mom Easily Eviscerates Common Core

Michael Dorstewitz, Biz Pac Review

An ordinary mother of three eviscerated Common Core state standards in her powerful four-minute testimony before the Arkansas Board of Education.

Common Core-Uption

Marta H. Mossburg, American Spectator

If even the state poster child for Common Core doesn’t like to be held accountable, how can Duncan blame “white suburban moms”? The fact that high stakes testing will continue to drive funding for public education under CC means more cooking the books, cheating scandals and draining of joy from classrooms.

In Defense of the TEA Party – Part 2

In the second of a three part series on the TEA Party, Tom DeWeese, Founder and President of the American Policy Center, explains that even as the news media wants to bury the TEA Party, what it says matters because it is the one movement in our country that is protecting the right of opposition and freedom of speech for every American.

Return to Locally Controlled Ed

Tom Pauken, Human Events

By failing to anticipate objections from grassroots conservatives, Common Core advocates are guilty of the soft bigotry of low expectations. 

Moms Push Back on Common Core

Liz Klimas, The Blaze

Not only had Common Core been adopted by Colorado in '10, but Jefferson County School District, proposed to start a pilot program for software that would collect and analyze students' data. Parents are alarmed by privacy issues and alarming connections with “big business.”