Rising Tide of Catholic Educators Oppose Common Core

Rising Tide of Catholic Educators Oppose Common Core

16 April 2014

    (Editor: Bishop Zubik of the Diocese of Pittsburgh yesterday rejected Common Core. In November 2013, 132 Catholic Scholars at both Catholic and non-Catholic Universities wrote a resounding letter to Catholic Bishops urging them to reject Common Core Standards in Parochial Schools. The scholars from universities as diverse as Berkeley, Notre Dame, Georgetown, and […]

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CAIR Threatens, Brandeis Caves, Free Speech Looses

CAIR Threatens, Brandeis Caves, Free Speech Looses

15 April 2014

    By Bill Korach www.thereportcard.org Brandeis University, whose motto is “The Truth even unto its innermost parts” capitulated to campus bullies backed by the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). By now, unless you live in a cave in Tierra del Fuego, you have heard that Brandeis President Frederick Lawrence withdrew the invitation to […]

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College Board Stung by Report Card Series on AP U.S. History Reacts

College Board Stung by Report Card Series on AP U.S. History Reacts

14 April 2014

    (Editor: www.thereportcard.org Mr. Larry Krieger, an AP History instructor, wrote a series for The Report Card on the College Board’s new, and sadly deficient Advanced Placement History Framework. The College Board, publishers of the SAT exam, is now presided over by David Coleman, author of the Common Core Standards. The College Board VP, Trevor […]

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Obama Goal: Total Federal Takeover of Education

Obama Goal: Total Federal Takeover of Education

09 April 2014

(Editor: Technically speaking, Common Core did not begin as a Federal program, but the Obama Administration is clearly using Race to the Top to drive Common Core and Federal Control of education. Cato Institute’s Neal McCluskey reports on the Obama Administration plan). By NEAL MCCLUSKEY For far too long a big part of the Common Core debate […]

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33,000 NY Students Boycott Common Core Tests

33,000 NY Students Boycott Common Core Tests

08 April 2014

By Bill Korach www.thereportcard.org According to Barbara O’Brien, Staff reporter for the Buffalo News:  “more area students refused to take the state English Language Arts ELA assessment this week, and the numbers have some superintendents worried about what the protest will cost their districts. There could be a loss of federal or state funding for […]

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Schools That Work: New York’s Success Academies

Schools That Work: New York’s Success Academies

07 April 2014

  (Editor: www.thereportcard.org Success Academy Charter School opened its doors in Harlem in 2006, and now has 6700 students enrolled at 22 schools. Their self proclaimed mission: “We prepare scholars to succeed in college and in life. Exploration, creativity, and curiosity abound in our classrooms and inspire a love of learning in scholars. Our rigorous and […]

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NY Mayor Rebuked on Charter School Opposition

NY Mayor Rebuked on Charter School Opposition

03 April 2014

    (Editor: www.thereportcard.org In a stunning reversal, Mayor de Blasio, who ran on a pledge to the Teacher’s Union to shut down charter schools, was rebuked by fellow Democrat Gov. Cuomo and the NY State Legislature. Minority parents took to the streets after de Blasio announced he was shuttering 3 charters and planning to […]

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Report to Veterans on the State of U.S. Education: A Preview

Report to Veterans on the State of U.S. Education: A Preview

02 April 2014

(Editor: www.thereportcard.org The highly respected National Association of Scholars is preparing the report to alert veterans that the liberty and principles they fought for is being expunged from school curricula everywhere in America. We are alarmed that American exceptionalism is no longer taught. We are deeply concerned that the NAEP only considers 12% of high […]

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New Hard-Hitting Anti-Common Core Documentary

New Hard-Hitting Anti-Common Core Documentary

01 April 2014

( Editor: Many in opposition to Common Core have been smeared as loonies in tin foil hats. In Building the Machine, first class scholars discuss why Common Core is a bad idea for education and for America) www.thereportcard.org As the national conversation over the Common Core State Standards continues to heat up, one non-profit and […]

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Noah: The Good Book vs. Hollywood

Noah: The Good Book vs. Hollywood

31 March 2014

  By Bill Korach The movie “Noah,” directed by Darren Aronofsky, starring Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly was released this weekend. “Noah” is rated PG-13, Parents Strongly Cautioned – Some Material May be Inappropriate for Children Under 13. Rated R: Restricted – Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian. Since the lessons of Noah […]

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