Microcosms of the police state, America’s public schools contain almost every aspect of the militarized, intolerant, senseless, overcriminalized, legalistic, surveillance-riddled, totalitarian landscape that plagues those of us on the “outside.”Details
DOVER, Del. (July 20, 2015) – Last week, a Delaware “Common Core opt-out bill” was vetoed by Gov. Jack Markell. Since the bill passed by veto-proof majorities in both houses, insiders suggest that an override is possible when the legislature reconvenes in January.Details
LOS ANGELES (July 15, 2015) This week, the Federal Senate rejected a measure that would have protected school choice, but individuals and states are already taking actions without federal approval, and it will likely continue and grow in 2016.Details
DOVER, Del. (June 26, 2015) – Yesterday, the Delaware Senate gave final approval to what is being called the “Common Core opt-out bill,” sending the legislation to the Governor’s desk.Details
SALEM, Ore. (June 24, 2015) – In the face of federal threats to withhold millions of dollars, Gov. Kate Brown signed a bill Tuesday that allows to opt their children out of standardized Common Core testing more easily.Details
NASHVILLE (May 12, 2015) – On Monday, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill withdrawing the state from the Common Core education standards, an important step towards nullifying nationalized education in the state.Details
NASHVILLE (Apr. 22, 2015) – Yesterday, the Tennessee Senate gave final approval to a bill withdrawing the state from the Common Core education standards, sending the measure to the Governor’s desk.Details
The resistance to one-size-fits-all education is gaining steam. This is evidenced by the latest display of power from concerned parents who are saying no to the Common Core State Standards while the New York legislature fails to do so.Details
Today, the Arizona Senate voted 13-16 to kill HB2190 – a bill to withdraw the state from Common Core. It already passed the House and was moving closer to the Governor’s desk.
But establishment Republicans joined with Democrats in the Senate (and behind the scenes) to kill the bill.
NAMING NAMES – Adam Driggs, Jeff Dial, Steve Pierce – are the primary culprits.