K-12 Education

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Board Member Warns of “No Child Left Behind” Civic Procedure Violation

Jul 06, 2015 by NAS |

Dr. Sandra Stotsky calls attention to the lack of parent voices in "No Child Left Behind" re-authorization.

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Experiencing the Common Core

Jun 03, 2015 by Carol Iannone |

Carol Iannone illuminates the strengths and weaknesses of the Common Core State Standards and analyzes how accurately the CCSS represent the “American experience."

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Scared Green: Sustainability Lies We Tell Our Children

May 01, 2015 by Peter Wood |

Environmental messaging targeting children sets the stage for the ubiquity of "sustainability" ideology in colleges and universities. 

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Proposed Education Act Would Shortchange Students

Apr 13, 2015 by Sandra Stotsky |

Sandra Stotsky argues that the new version of No Child Left Behind will leave low-income students behind because it lacks an important requirement for teachers' competence in their subjects.

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Better Alternatives to the Common Core Are Out There

Jan 02, 2015 by NAS |

Sandra Stotsky responds to the claim that the Common Core is impossible to replace.

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Why Conservatives are Up in Arms About the College Board’s AP History Course

Aug 27, 2014 by Peter Wood |

"We are told that the course is the work of scholars whose only agenda was to create a good course. This doesn’t ring true."

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Pushing American History as a Long Tale of Oppression

Aug 22, 2014 by Peter Wood |

The new APUSH is leaving out important figures in U.S. History and focusing instead on a history of the United States as an oppressor. 

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Saving Civilization, K-5 Edition: An Address at Great Hearts Academy

Aug 05, 2014 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood addresses elementary school teachers on the grammar school as the "engine of civilization" at Great Hearts Academy in Phoeniz, Arizona.

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Indiana Teachers Union Opposing Sensible Reform

May 28, 2014 by Jason Fertig |

The Indiana State Teachers Association is opposing a proposal to grant teaching licenses to college graduates with good grades and work experience.

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Prager U: War on Boys

May 20, 2014 by Jason Fertig |

Many boys don't need Ritalin. They need recess. 

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Fault Lines: The Common Core in California

Apr 07, 2014 by Peter Wood |

In an exchange with a Common Core defender, Peter Wood investigates K-12 standards in California. 

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Common Complaints

Apr 04, 2014 by Peter Wood |

Dr. Wood replies to Sol Stern and discusses the ways in which the Common Core will harm students and lower standards.

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Debunking Common Core Myths

Mar 28, 2014 by Sandra Stotsky |

Common Core expert Sandra Stotsky offers facts about the Common Core to set the record straight. 

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Carving Out the Core: A Former Homeschooler’s Perspective on the CCSS

Jan 28, 2014 by Marilee Turscak |

How will the inclusion of Core material in standardized tests affect the nation's homeschool population? 

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Public Virtue in a Republic: The Starting Point for a Common Core

Jan 08, 2014 by George Seaver |

George Seaver writes that we must practice a common teaching of public virtue if we are to sustain our republic.

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