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Pearson, AIR, Common Core and Opt-Out Collide in New Mexico

After hundreds of New Mexico high school kids walked out of common core inspired, state-mandated tests last week in protest, a perfect storm of education policy manifested in a state district courtroom. Scathing Purple Musings referred to this same Associated … Continue reading

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Jeb Bush’s Transparent Evolution on Testing and History of Contempt for Local School Boards

Education policy junkies know that when they hear the words of Patricia Levesque, she is talking for her boss, former Florida governor Jeb Bush. Levesque is Bush’ top policy advisor for his two interchangeable non-profits – Foundation for Florida’s Future … Continue reading

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Jeb Bush’s Ties to Common Core’s “Rampant Cronyism,” that’s a “Form of Political and Social Corruption”

The latest example of conservative disdain for Common Core comes from the managing editor of the Federalist. Joy Pullman, an education research fellow at the  Heartland Institute, names….names of ten who are cashing in. Her conclusion of what’s becoming a … Continue reading

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Amid Scandal, Pearson Closes Controversial Charitable Foundation Which Helped Fuel Jeb Bush’s Empire Closes

Described by conservative Brietbart News as the “King of Common Core,” Pearson announced it was closing its charitable foundation amid irregularities in relationships it developed with state education executives. Writes Dr. Susan Berry: Publishing giant Pearson Inc. is set to … Continue reading

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Mouthpieces For Jeb Bush Launch Transparent Political Attack on Teacher Unions

It’s doubtful that two state education chiefs wrote the recent Washington Post column which claimed that teacher unions were “sacrificing higher standards to avoid accountability.”What’s more of a political hit piece was most likely crafted by the hacks at Jeb … Continue reading

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Bobby Jindal Rebukes Jeb Bush on Common Core

I guess he really means it. From CNN reporter Dana Davidsen: Louisiana Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal said Thursday he’s against Common Core, the academic standards that have many conservatives decrying the program as an overreach of the federal government “I’m … Continue reading

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Jeb Bush’s Idaho Chief For Change Compromises AND Field Tests Common Core Assessments

From the editors of the Idaho Press-Tribune: When Idaho’s public school educators and Emmett Sen. Steven Thayn agree that something is a bad idea, that’s the very definition of “broad opposition.” And when you’re the superintendent of Idaho’s school system, … Continue reading

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Jeb Bush’s Chiefs for Change and the Election of Florida’s Next Governor

From Andrew Ujifusa in Education Week: Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna has joined Chiefs for Change, the second state K-12 chief to do so this month, the group announced on Dec. 20. Luna, along with Delaware chief Mark … Continue reading

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Maine’s Chief for Change Takes Heat for Defending Bennett

There is one less of Jeb Bush’s vaunted Chiefs for Change in office this morning, and one oh his colleagues Maine commissioner of education Stephen Bowen is taking heat for his odd defense of him. From the editors of the … Continue reading

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Oklahoma – A Jeb Bush Chiefs For Change State – Drops Out of PARCC

The first of Jeb Bush’s vaunted Chiefs for Change has made the decision to drop from the controversial PARCC testing consortium. Andrea Eger tells us this in Tulsa World: State Superintendent Janet Barresi announced Monday that she is withdrawing Oklahoma from … Continue reading

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