Gov. Coumo Takes on the Teacher’s Union

Gov. Coumo Takes on the Teacher’s Union

30 January 2015

(Editor: www.thereportcard.org New York spends $19,552 per student, more than any other state in America. Yet only 40% of 4th graders are proficient in math, and 37% in Reading. City College of NY says that 80% who attend the free and admission unrestricted university are functionally illiterate. Teacher’s unions in New York and elsewhere have […]

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Teachers: Assign History Papers to Teach Writing Skills

Teachers: Assign History Papers to Teach Writing Skills

29 January 2015

(Editor: www.thereportcard.org Fewer and fewer schools assign rigorous history papers, yet writing about history is a great teacher of writing skills as well as history itself. If more schools would assign history papers, perhaps the 88% high school seniors who rated by the NAEP as not proficient in American History would learn something).   By […]

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Leftist Profs: Paris Massacre Fault of US, Islamophobia

Leftist Profs: Paris Massacre Fault of US, Islamophobia

27 January 2015

(Editor: www.thereportcard.org The academic left, that is to say the majority of history and political science professors an American universities, continues to blame American actions and Western thought on Islamic violence. For example, according to University of Michigan Professor Juan Cole, the Charlie Hebdo murderers, the Kouashi were “radicalized” by Bush. Thus Harvard students are […]

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New AZ State Course: “Problem of Whiteness”

New AZ State Course: “Problem of Whiteness”

26 January 2015

(Editor: www.thereportcard.org Yet another university course is being offered in what is wrong with white people, and western thought. The National Association of Scholars conducted a study of California colleges to determine whether hard left bias really dominated campuses within history and political science department . The survey results show that for every moderate professor […]

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US Family Breakdown=Poverty=School Drop Outs=Prison

US Family Breakdown=Poverty=School Drop Outs=Prison

21 January 2015

(Editor: www.thereportcard.org According to Princeton’s Robert George, single parent families are a key cause of poverty, and children of single parent families are far more likely to drop out of school. Shockingly, according to Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford, the majority of school drop outs actually wind up in prison. Since the introduction of Lyndon Johnson’s […]

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Education Secretary: More Tests, More Programs, More $

Education Secretary: More Tests, More Programs, More $

20 January 2015

  (Editor: www.thereportcard.org Education Secretary Arne Duncan sees an ever-expanding role for the Federal Government in K-12 education. Never mind that since the founding of the Department of Education in 1978, spending has skyrocketed while standardized test scores have plummeted and the US falls further and further behind the rest of the developed world. Not […]

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Old School Subjects: History, Algebra, Logic. New Subjects: Creative Thinking, Collaboration, Flexibility

Old School Subjects: History, Algebra, Logic. New Subjects: Creative Thinking, Collaboration, Flexibility

19 January 2015

(Editor: www.thereportcard.org K-12 public schools have dropped curricula including subjects that taught knowledge and facts. They now have curricula that are hollowed out of knowledge, but contain empty skills like “critical thinking.” But critical thinking is only valid if the student has a body of knowledge and facts that allow critical thought to take place. […]

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Concord Review High School Author Wins Rhodes Scholarship

Concord Review High School Author Wins Rhodes Scholarship

15 January 2015

  By Bill Korach www.thereportcard.org Rigorous writing is not required or taught in most high schools in America, but rigorous writing is de rigueur for admission to top colleges and is highly respected by employers as a critical skill. The Concord Review has published the best high school history papers in the world. TCR Publisher […]

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Florida Schools Rate C- for Reading & Math

Florida Schools Rate C- for Reading & Math

13 January 2015

  (Editor: www.thereportcard.org According to Education Week, Florida public education has made some gains in a few areas like advance placement, but overall ranks 28 in the nation, and earns a C- for math and reading).   This year, Florida finishes 28th among the 50 states and District of Columbia, with an overall score of […]

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Colorado HS Students Forced to Wear Hajib on Mosque Field Trip

Colorado HS Students Forced to Wear Hajib on Mosque Field Trip

12 January 2015

By Bill Korach www.thereportcard.org A Colorado school district has come under fire from parents in the community when a local middle school told girls that they will have to submit to sharia-compliant rules regarding covering their heads and ankles on a field trip to a Muslim mosque in Denver. According to Western Journalism, the Douglas […]

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