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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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Common Core a Jeb Bush Federal Power Grab? Of Course It Is

The Northwest Florida Daily News which serves a three-county republican stronghold takes a sober look at Common Core Standards and the role that former Florida governor Jeb Bush has played. After dryly pointing out “Common Core isn’t really going away in … Continue reading

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Key Conservative Smacks Romney for Siding with Arne Duncan

There are few conservative commentators with the juice that Red State‘s Erick Erickson has. In a post this afternoon, Erickson clearly distinguished the clear differences between the education policies of presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Perry. Erickson sees that Romney … Continue reading

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Rick Perry Calls Out Rebublican Supporters of NCLB

The Rick Perry and Arne Duncan kerfuffle over education policy has gotten lots of MSM play. Education Week reporter Sean Cavanagh takes a look at Perry’s book, Fed Up! Our Fight to Save American from Washington to gain insight into … Continue reading

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Dallas Morning News Rips Arne Duncan’s Texas Gaffe as a “Politically Motivated Distortion”

Dallas Morning News editorial writer Robert Scott has had it with Arne Duncan: Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s insult to Texas public education was a politically motivated distortion that doesn’t become a federal official in his position. What a load this … Continue reading

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Arne Duncan’s Got Some ‘Splainin’ to do for His Attack on Rick Perry

This week, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan blasted the performance of Texas schools while Rick Perry has been governor. Hot Air’s Tina Korbe provided this link to Duncan’s interview with Bloomberg News’ Al Hunt: U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Texas’s … Continue reading

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Herman Cain says the “Federal Government Shouldn’t be in the Business of Micromanaging Education”

Add businessman and GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain to the list of influential republican opponents of the federal control of education policy. Writes Shane Vander Hart: I thought I’d give Herman Cain some props for a state he made in the … Continue reading

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Why Rick Perry’s Entrance into the GOP Field is Bad News for Ed Reformers

I suppose I should admit to seeing myself as an oddball. When compared to my friends whom have joined me in opposing the corporate/test-based reform movement, I enter the battle with a different resume. While its true I’m a public school … Continue reading

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Going Beyond the SOS March by Recognizing the Politics Involved in the Way Forward

A teaching colleague from Washington mentioned in one of the FB pages I help administrate – Save Our Schools Florida – that she admired the activity on our page. When she told us about what they were beginning to do … Continue reading

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Arne Duncan’s “Backdoor Blueprint Strategy” based on “Behavior Bucks” is “Coerced Voluntarism”

SOS March Organizer Anthony Cody takes issue with Arne Duncan’s brazen takeover of the nation’s schools in a clever, poignant way: Our Department of Education is still making rookie mistakes by trying to drive reform with Behavior Bucks. Perhaps they should … Continue reading

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