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Tag Archives: Common Core
Betsy DeVos, President-elect Trump’s nominee to be Secretary of State, took a page from her new boss’ playbook and went directly to the people via Twitter about Common Core. Many of you are asking about Common Core. To clarify, I … Continue reading
On Sunday, Tampa Bay Times Washington Bureau Chief Alex Leary reported that former Florida governor Jeb Bush called to congratulate President-Elect Donald Trump: They had a very productive call and Gov. Bush was extremely gracious congratulating Mr. Trump on his … Continue reading
Last evening POLITICO printed a story from Florida-based journalist Marc Caputo that staffers from Jeb Bush’s campaign were shopping their resumes. Several Jeb Bush campaign workers are already shopping their résumés with Florida political consultants as expectations mount inside his … Continue reading
Unlikely allies are rallying around Umatilla republican senator Alan Hays amendment to SB 616 as a compromise on the state’s high-stakes test drama. Writes Jefferey Solochek for Gradebook: A conservative Florida senator with a flair for headline-grabbing proposals could generate … Continue reading
Tampa Bay Times reporter Jeff Solochek was unable to hide his skepticism in this Gradebook post on today’s release addressing Common Core from the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations: The Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF) has issued a white paper aimed at … Continue reading
So said United Teachers of Dade president Fedrick Ingram at yesterday’s “Walk a Mile in Our Schools” rally in Miami. From David Smiley’s report in the Miami Herald: A handful of local politicians participated in Friday’s rally, including Democratic state … Continue reading
David G. Bonagura’s column which details Common Core’s serious flaws in it’s math standards is the second anti-Core piece the conservative daily National Review has published this week. Writes Bonagura: The problem with Common Core is not that it provides … Continue reading
Robert Holland is Senior Fellow for Education Policy at the Heartland Institute in Chicago. He pens the following letter-to-the-editor in the Bradenton Herald: The Florida Department of Education’s proposed revisions to the so-called Common Core State Standards amount to a … Continue reading
It was easy for everyone to dismiss the early opposition to Common Core Standards as crack-pot tea party stuff when it came from Michelle Malkin and Glenn Beck. To be sure, the references to communism were over-the-top, but the arguments … Continue reading
Study: High Standardized Test Scores Don’t Translate to Better Cognition….Can’t Wait for those Bush Foundation Talking Points
From US News & World Report writer Allie Bidwell: Even when students improve their scores on standardized tests, they don’t always improve their cognitive abilities, such as memory, attention and speed, according to a new study released Thursday. Researchers at … Continue reading