Too Good to be True? New Senate Bill Promises to Stop Common Core and End No Child Left Behind!

New bipartisan legislation is being heralded as a measure that could stop the Common Core and finally kill No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Sadly, this one should probably be filed under “too good to be true” as it seems to simply be another attempt by the federal government to control the education of every American child. As George Carlin once said, “The word bipartisan means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out.” In this case, I think Carlin was right on the money.   Sens. Read more […]

Conservatives and Teachers Unions Unite!

Conservatives and Teachers Unions have finally found some common ground – the fight to minimize standardized tests. As our education system has grown more and more centralized over the years, the federal government has begun demanding our children take more and more tests. This has led to anxiety and frustration among students, parents and teachers and our entire nation is starting to tire of the fight. Now conservatives and teachers unions are teaming up to fight back against all of the testing Read more […]

Florida Says It’s OK That Minorities Don’t Read Well

Last week the Florida Board of Education decided to institute a new set of standards for grading students reading prowess in their state. Florida’s new student achievement goals are designed to take into account the unique family life and socioeconomic background of different races and there effect on student reading scores. In other words different races will be graded differently because as we all know we are all products of our environment. Florida like most states has been struggling with Read more […]