U of C President Stands up for 1st Amendment

U of C President Stands up for 1st Amendment

29 August 2016

(Editor: www.thereportcard.org Robert Zimmer, President of one of America’s great institutions, The University of Chicago, has stood up for free speech and against the stifling forces of political correctness. “Members of our community are encouraged to speak, write, listen, challenge and learn, without fear of censorship,” Mr. Ellison wrote for tender millennial ears. “You will […]

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Catholic Schools Dump Common Core for Classical Education

Catholic Schools Dump Common Core for Classical Education

24 August 2016

(Editor: www.thereportcard.org A number of Catholic schools across the country are abandoning Common Core and moving toward a Classical Catholic Curriculum. The Diocese of Marquette, which operates 10 schools in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, previously had no set curriculum. Marquette Bishop John Doerfler said in a statement in June, “After much consideration, the Catholic schools in […]

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Florida School Puts Pledge of Allegiance on Waiver

Florida School Puts Pledge of Allegiance on Waiver

23 August 2016

(Editor: www.thereportcard.org The latest academic assault on American values is taking place in Leon County Florida where parents can opt their child out of the Pledge. These are the words promulgated by the Leon County School District: “I understand my rights as a parent and I request that my child, noted above, be excused from […]

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Federal Judge Blocks Obama School “Bathroom” Order

Federal Judge Blocks Obama School “Bathroom” Order

22 August 2016

(Editor: www.thereportcard.org Federal Judge Reed O’Connor sided with Texas and 12 other states that argued the administration’s school bathroom and locker room transgender policy usurps local control and threatens students’ safety and privacy). By Tom Korosec Bloomberg News The Obama administration was barred by a judge from enforcing a directive that U.S. public schools allow […]

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Florida Families Sue to Block Common Core Testing

Florida Families Sue to Block Common Core Testing

19 August 2016

(Editor: www.thereportcard.org Families are suing to end a Common Core related testing system they say is flawed and forces “teaching to the test” as opposed to teaching for better learning. Testing has been a time honored way to determine whether students are learning what they are studying. However, under Common Core, so called high-stakes testing […]

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Student Discipline That Works

Student Discipline That Works

18 August 2016

  (Editor: www.thereportcard.org We’ve all seen and read about K-12 classroom discipline problems. In some schools students seem free to assault  teachers without consequences. Many public schools seem to have washed their hands of any responsibility and have the police do it for them. Catholic High School for Boys in Little Rock seems to have […]

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Clinton on Education: More of the Same that Made the US 24th in Reading 36th in Math

Clinton on Education: More of the Same that Made the US 24th in Reading 36th in Math

17 August 2016

(Editor: www.thereportcard.org The Democrats founded the Department of Education and the teachers unions in 1978. Since that time, spending on education has skyrocketed while scores have plummeted. The Cato institute chart makes that very clear. According to Pisa internationals scores, the United States ranks 24th in reading and 36th in math out of the top […]

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NC School District: Can’t Say Boys or Girls

NC School District: Can’t Say Boys or Girls

12 August 2016

(Editor: www.thereportcard.org The wacky world of education has carried this gender-neutrality business so far that an NC school system says that students should not be called boys or girls but the gender-neutral scholars or students. To most sane people who are not employed in our government schools, this notion sounds absolutely insane. But the bureaucrats […]

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Dept. of Education to Usurp Kids Morality Training from Parents

Dept. of Education to Usurp Kids Morality Training from Parents

11 August 2016

  (www.thereportcard.org The U.S. Department of Education is moving to usurp parental rights and start teaching morality in the sinister new education fad called Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL). CASEL is a double threat to parents right to bring up their children as they see fit, and a danger to the privacy […]

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Charters Drive NY Public School Score Gains

Charters Drive NY Public School Score Gains

09 August 2016

  (Editor: www.thereportcard.org Leftist Democrat NY Mayor Bill de Blasio is bragging about public school improvement, but the trust is that virtually all of the gains are driven by charter schools. Nearly 40% of the top 50 scoring schools in New York City this year were charters compared with 12% in 2013, the year Mr. […]

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