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With New MCAS-PARCC Hybrid Hal...

Oct 3, 2017 by

By Shane Vander Hart – Common Core is so rigorous! It’s going to help prepare students for college and career! We’ll see higher...

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Rhode Island Introduces a New ...

Sep 6, 2017 by

By Shane Vander Hart – Back in April, Rhode Island decided to dump PARCC. They partnered with Massachusetts to develop their...

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New Poll Finds Most Americans ...

Sep 2, 2017 by

By Shane Vander Hart – 92 percent of Americans support after-school programs. The 49th Annual PDK Poll of the Public’s...

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Not Going to Hold My Breath Th...

Aug 14, 2017 by

By Shane Vander Hart – Following up on Wednesday’s article about the Alabama State Board of Education. They met on Thursday and...

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Common Core Does Not Help Kids...

Aug 6, 2017 by

By Shane Vander Hart – Dana Goldstein in The New York Times on Wednesday wrote an article entitled “Why Kids Can’t Write.” Poor...

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A Case Against the Next Genera...

Jul 14, 2017 by

By Shane Vander Hart – Ann Marie Banfield with Cornerstone Action in New Hampshire wrote an excellent letter to her local...

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Alabamians Ask; Trump Administ...

Jul 11, 2017 by

By Eunie Smith and Deborah Love – Alabama Superintendent Sentance sent a letter June 1, 2017, to Acting Deputy Jason Botel of...

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Social-Emotional Learning is S...

Jul 4, 2017 by

By Shane Vander Hart – This has to be one of the rare times I find myself in agreement with Fordham Institute’s former...

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High School Summer Reading Lis...

Jun 22, 2017 by

That’s one viewpoint that’s not allowed. A teacher at a public high school in Alabama sent his students home with a...

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Belittling Parents and Ignorin...

Jun 7, 2017 by

By Jane Robbins – The Collaborative for Student Success (CSS) recently posted a particularly snarky piece blasting the moms who...

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Overemphasizing Reading as a S...

Jun 1, 2017 by

By Shane Vander Hart – Dr. Gary Houchens is a  former teacher, principal, and school district administrator now serves as...

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Report: School-Issued Devices ...

May 26, 2017 by

By Shane Vander Hart – The Electronic Frontier Foundation released a report in April that is a must read for those who are...

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20 PreK-12 Education Programs ...

May 24, 2017 by

WHY TRUMP’S BUDGET ELIMINATES 20 PRE K – 12 EDUCATION PROGRAMS — DUPLICATIVE, NOT NEEDED, NOT SUCCESSFUL, WASTE OF...

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Bill Bennett Doesn’t Kno...

May 16, 2017 by

By Jane Robbins – Former Secretary of Education Bill Bennett is at it again. Even though a self-styled conservative, Bennett...

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(Video) Educating the Workforc...

May 6, 2017 by

By Shane Vander Hart – This is the first part of a series done by FreedomProject Media. They record a roundtable with two...

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Virginia Foxx: “Sometime...

Apr 18, 2017 by

By Shane Vander Hart – Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC), the chairwoman of the House Education and Workforce Committee, was...

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How New York’s Common Co...

Apr 13, 2017 by

By Shane Vander Hart – Syracuse.com gives us a visual on how New York State’s Common Core tests are processed. That’s...

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How Dumb Do We Want Prospectiv...

Apr 4, 2017 by

By Sandra Stotsky – Not much smarter than the dumbest students they will teach, it seems. But the exact answer will depend on...

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Skipping Down the Bipartisan P...

Mar 16, 2017 by

By Jane Robbins – Comedian George Carlin once observed that “the word ‘bipartisan’ means some larger-than-usual deception is...

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Is President Trump Being Playe...

Feb 3, 2017 by

By Erin Tuttle and Jane Robbins – Conservatives have been gratified by some of President Trump’s Cabinet choices but alarmed by...

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