Illegal “No Child” Waivers Should Raise Much Louder Alarms

If the outcry over unilateral executive moves we’ve seen over the last few years remains consistent, Obamacare and immigration are likely to keep sucking up most of Republicans’ attention and the media’s coverage. But just as sweeping have been executive waivers issued from the hated No Child Left Behind Act – really the most recent reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act – that have been instrumental in connecting numerous states to, among other things, the Common Core national curriculum standards.

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Kentucky Bill would Effectively Nullify Common Core

FRANKFORT, KY., November 13, 2014 – A bill introduced in the Kentucky state house would ban the state from continuing its participation in the Common Core educational standards and penalize districts that continue them. House Bill 33 (HB33), originally prefiled by State Rep. Thomas Kerr (R-Taylor Mill), would represent a sharp turnaround for Kentucky should it pass into…

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Obama Administration Punishes Oklahoma for Rejecting Common Core

The Obama administration has punished the state of Oklahoma for repealing the Common Core standards despite assertions that the standards are entirely “voluntary.” Last week Oklahoma became the second state to lose its waiver from the disastrous Bush-era No Child Left Behind (NCLB) scheme. Washington State was the first, losing its waiver in April after the state legislature failed to come up with a solution that would allow the state to tie its student test results to teacher evaluations.

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Spinning Common Core, Again

The annual Education Next survey is out, and its headliner is the Common Core. Unfortunately, it features basically the same incomplete, answer-skewing question it employed last year, and reports the same dubious finding of majority support. But even with that, the direction in which opinion has moved speaks volumes about the serious trouble the Core is in.

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Common Core Moving Closer to Repeal in NC with Your Help

For those who say I’m only one person or my one vote doesn’t matter what can I do?

You can, if nothing else, make phone call as we asked (Bill to STOP Common Core in Jeopardy) and those that did made all the difference.

When on June 19, 2014 the Education Committee Chairman stood to introduce SB812, he mentioned the 350+ calls his office received opposing the bill that would do little to remove Common Core other than, change the name.

As we reported (North Carolina House Passes Bill to Withdraw from Common Core) about the passage of the much stronger bill HB1061 on June 4th we told you the SB812 would be heard in committee and that it needed to be stopped.

In a move, that I hope will not backfire on the committee and HB1061 the committee had prepared an

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