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Arne Duncan

Anti-Common Core Sentiment Yielding Strange Bedfellows

February 4, 2014

I’ve covered the basic problems with the Common Core education initiative hoping to draw attention to an issue many people don’t fully understand, and one that we all have to deal with.  As more and more states fully adopt the program, they’re realizing how big a mess they got themselves into — an initial $10 [...]

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Common Core Craziness

November 17, 2013

The Common Core is an attempt to nationalize the US education system in a way never before attempted.  It is skill-based, not content-based, and is not being phased in but thrust upon everyone all at once before enough long-term studies can be done on its actual worth.  It’s not adding to existing standards, it seeks [...]

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Obama: More Time in Failing Schools Equals Success

September 28, 2009

A conclusion one can make by the fact that American elementary school children score amongst the best in the world while American high school kids score terribly when compared to our international counterparts would be that the longer a child spends in the American public education system, the dumber they get — I should know, I teach [...]

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Our Kids Begin Their School Year with “Obama-ganda”

September 3, 2009

By now you’ve heard about the President’s upcoming speech to the kiddies on September 8, equipped with lesson plans, suggested activities, and other elements of state-sanctioned propaganda to “stimulate discussion.”  We all knew the public school system has been a dumping ground for failed social engineering projects since John Dewey, but never before has a President [...]

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Obama Administration Cajoling Our Schools

July 24, 2009

There’s an extra $5 billion in Porkulus aid just waiting for certain school districts out there across the nation on top of the whopping $100 billion provided for schools in the Porkulus package.  With this $5 billion amount, the catch is that your district must give up any kind of independent sovereignty to government dictates, “prodding” [...]

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