United States Department of Education

United States Department of Education

Here’s your chance to let Trump know what you want done with the US Dept of Ed

How many of you have sat around the kitchen table, your church meeting hall, the library or local political event and said, “If I ran the government, this is what I’d do?” Well here’s your chance to send those brainstorms to the new administration and tell them what they ...
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Charter School: THE SHOEBOX CONSTITUTION?

THE SHOEBOX CONSTITUTION?

NewsWithViews.com There has been much coverage regarding the recent Washington State Supreme Court declaring Charter Schools unconstitutional . The crux of the ruling is centered upon upholding a taxpayer’ right to vote and maintain local accountability. The Court disallowed Charters as they deemed them unconstitutional taxation without representation. Isn’t that why we fought the Revolutionary War? Charter schools have appointed boards while using taxpayer money, but the tax payer has no say in how [...]

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The Centralization of Teacher Production

Missouri Recognized for Plan to Improve Access to Excellent Teachers Missouri is being recognized for its plan to recruit, prepare and retain effective teachers for all public schoolchildren in the state, especially in high-poverty, high-minority or rural districts. The U.S. Department of Education is highlighting Missouri’s educator equity plan ...
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ALERT: HR 5 will be voted on tomorrow (July 8, 2015) either at 1:30 pm or at 4:30 pm (EST)

ALERT: HR 5 will be voted on tomorrow (July 8, 2015) either at 1:30 pm or at 4:30 pm (EST)
Grumpy Update:  Yesterday the Senate decided to delay their vote on the  Student Success Act, an indication until next week when they hope no one is paying attention.  On the other side of the building, Boehner’s Chamber of Commerce owned cronies in the House are going to try and ...
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Practice Educational Civil Disobedience: Refuse The Survey. Homeschoolers Need to Pay Attention Too.

    . The data mining in schools on children expands into the home and families, including home schooled families.  From the June 16, 2015 Federal Register: . ******************************** . Title of Collection: National Household Education Survey 2016 (NHES:2016) Full-scale Data Collection. OMB Control Number: 1850-0768. Type of Review: ...
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Word of the Day: “de facto”. As in Common Core “de facto” Curriculum.

. This article from The Federalist in March 2012, The Road to a National Curriculum: The Legal Aspects of the Common Core Standards, Race to the Top, and Conditional Waivers should be required reading for legislators, parents, and educators questioning or celebrating the creation, adoption and implementation of the ...
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Elementary & Secondary Education Act Reauthorization Being Rammed Through Like Common Core?

Elementary & Secondary Education Act Reauthorization Being Rammed Through Like Common Core?
Does it Bypass State Legislatures? . . The answers to the questions in the title are ‘yes’.  From truthinamericaneducation.com: Dr. Sandra Stotsky sent me an email about attempts to reauthorize and “fix” No Child Left Behind/Elementary and Secondary Education Act.  To summarize what she said… “don’t do it” because ...
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Compare and Contrast These Common Core Editorials

      Donna Shalala, (formerly head Health and Human Service) and currently President of The University of Miami, penned an editorial in the Miami-Dade Herald stating that Common Core is needed to narrow the achievement gap for women: The Common Core State Standards will establish a strong academic ...
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