New Poll: 28% of Public School Teachers Sought Alternatives for Their Own Children.

New Poll: 28% of Public School Teachers Sought Alternatives for Their Own Children.

19 August 2014

  By Bill Korach www.thereportcard.org   Education Next, a non-profit organization conducts an annual opinion poll of 5000 teachers and parents about public school. A key finding was that 28% of teachers have considered alternatives to public school for their own children. 20% of teachers actually do send their children to private school.   The […]

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More Home Schooled in NC than Private, Common Core Cited

More Home Schooled in NC than Private, Common Core Cited

18 August 2014

(Editor: www.thereportcard.org Common Core is driving more families to home school their children. In North Carolina 7% of students are now home schooled. A September 2013 Department of Education report shows that 3.8% of students nationwide are now home schooled. The rapid growth of home schooling and other alternatives to public school demonstrates the public’s […]

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Professor Fired for Israel-Hating Tweets

Professor Fired for Israel-Hating Tweets

15 August 2014

By Bill Korach www.thereportcard.org In a rare display of good judgment and courage, the University of Illinois has revoked the contract of Steven Salaita, an Israel-hating leftist after many tweets like this surfaced: “At this point, if Netanyahu appeared on TV with a necklace made from the teeth of Palestinian children, would anybody be surprised?” […]

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The Concord Review Announces Coaching for Exceptional Students

The Concord Review Announces Coaching for Exceptional Students

14 August 2014

By Bill Korach www.thereportcard.org Will Fitzhugh, Publisher of The Concord Review, told The Report Card: “Exceptional students are often left to their own devices to develop their unique gifts. TCR surveys show that public school teachers don’t have the time to cultivate exceptional student. So we are announcing a coaching program to help these students […]

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RNC Fights College Board’s “Blame America First” US History Framework

RNC Fights College Board’s “Blame America First” US History Framework

12 August 2014

By Bill Korach www.thereportcard.org In January of this year, The Report Card featured an exclusive series of articles by Larry Krieger on the College Board’s new Advanced Placement US History Framework (APUSH). Mr. Krieger, a highly respected AP instructor and published author warned that the new framework was a radical departure from previous approaches to […]

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New Rasmussen Poll: Republicans and Independents Oppose Common Core

New Rasmussen Poll: Republicans and Independents Oppose Common Core

11 August 2014

  By Bill Korach   By large and growing numbers, the American public is demonstrating opposition to both Common Core and the idea that the Federal government should set K-12 educational standards. Republican elected officials who support Common Core do so at their peril: Only 33% of GOP voters say they support Common Core, while […]

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Texas School Principal Fired for Requiring English

Texas School Principal Fired for Requiring English

08 August 2014

  By Bill Korach www.thereportcard.org Hempstead, Texas Amy Lacey, the former principal of Hempstead Middle School, made national news this year: Amid allegations that she’d instructed students not to speak Spanish on the Hispanic-majority campus, Hempstead School board placed her on administrative leave, then voted not to renew her contract. Lacey became a flashpoint in […]

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Berkeley Math Professor: “Common Core Will Move US to the Bottom”

Berkeley Math Professor: “Common Core Will Move US to the Bottom”

06 August 2014

  (Editor: www.thereportcard.org Proponents of Common Core like to say that those who oppose Common Core are nut jobs in tin foil hats. Now the 132 Catholic scholars opposing Common Core are joined by Marina Ratner a professor of math at U of C Berkeley, and winner of the Carty Award from the National Academy […]

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Newton MA Parents Fight Anti-Israel Pro-Hamas Bias in Schools

Newton MA Parents Fight Anti-Israel Pro-Hamas Bias in Schools

05 August 2014

  By Bill Korach www.thereportcard.org   Newton, MA is an affluent suburb of Boston whose public schools have become increasingly radical. The teachings in Newton schools reflect the growing anti-Israel pro-Palestinian bias seen in faculty lounges and classrooms all across America. Newton parents have organized Americans for Peace and Tolerance (APT) to oppose what is […]

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US Students Sink Further Behind in International Rankings

US Students Sink Further Behind in International Rankings

04 August 2014

  By Bill Korach www.thereportcard.org   The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) reports that American students have fallen further behind in their ranking of 65 countries. 2009 Ranking 2012 Ranking Math 25 31 Science 20 24 Reading 11 21   The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a triennial international survey which aims […]

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