Moms Gaining Ground Against Common Core

Moms Gaining Ground Against Common Core

01 August 2014

(Editor: www.thereportcard.org  Education Week has been neutral about Common Core, but yesterday, they point out that Moms who oppose it may be winning the PR war against the $ Millions spent by Common Core proponents like Bill Gates and Pearson. Supporters of Common Core remind one of supporters of Obamacare. They say: We need to explain […]

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Florida School Superintendent Van Zant Exonerated

Florida School Superintendent Van Zant Exonerated

31 July 2014

By Bill Korach www.thereportcard.org Last November, Superintendent Charles van Zant co-sponsored a conference on history instruction with The Report Card. The conference entitled “Dare to Think” was given at The Horne Thrasher Center and featured six well-known history scholars. The entire conference was the financial responsibility of The Report Card. However three of the Clay […]

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Teachers Give F to Obama’s Race to the Top

Teachers Give F to Obama’s Race to the Top

30 July 2014

(Editor: www.thereportcard.org Three teachers evaluate Obamas signature $4.35 Billion education initiative. They all give failing marks to another expensive Federal program that also paved the way for Common Core. Many states including Florida, received RTTT funding tied to adoption of Common Core. Teacher evaluations of RTTT were requested by Education Week columnist Larry Ferlazzo).   […]

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Karen Harvey: Candidate for St. Johns County Florida School Board

Karen Harvey: Candidate for St. Johns County Florida School Board

29 July 2014

By Bill Korach www.thereportcard.org Karen Harvey, an author of history books and docent in St. Augustine, is running for school board against Bill Mignon. The Report Card interviewed Ms. Harvey on her reasons for running. She said: “St. Johns schools are the best in Florida and I believe what we’ve achieved could be harmed by […]

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DC Educrats Oppose High Performing Charters

DC Educrats Oppose High Performing Charters

28 July 2014

(Editor: www.thereportcard.org “The Washington Post” editorial board wrote a piece supportive of Harmony charters. Excellent charter schools are facing opposition in Washington and in many other places where bureaucrats see their education monopoly threatened. Public school educrats have demanded and gotten more money year after year as student performance falls further and further behind the […]

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Teacher’s Unions Now Oppose Common Core: Right Choice Wrong Reason.

Teacher’s Unions Now Oppose Common Core: Right Choice Wrong Reason.

25 July 2014

    (Editor: www.thereportcard.org Randi Weingarten head of the powerful American Federation of Teachers has come out against Common Core, but for the wrong reasons. Since their founding in 1978, teachers unions have opposed accountability for meeting high education standards. Because Common Core does force teachers to be measured on performance of the Common Core […]

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Former LA Mayor: “Why Are Teacher’s Unions so Opposed to Change?”

Former LA Mayor: “Why Are Teacher’s Unions so Opposed to Change?”

24 July 2014

ByANTONIO VILLARAIGOSA   (Editor: www.thereportcard.org The big news is that this column that appeared in “The Wall Street Journal” on July 21st was written by a liberal Democrat and former mayor of Los Angeles. Passion for public school improvement, and a belief that teacher’s unions a barrier to excellence has become truly bi-partisan).   President […]

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US Dept. of Ed Set to Downgrade History

US Dept. of Ed Set to Downgrade History

23 July 2014

By Bill Korach www.thereportcard.org In a letter to Margo Anderson, Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement, The National Council for History Education warned that history grants and therefore the study of history is being downgraded. Ms. Anderson herself has written a proposal that would eliminate grants for history. Ms. Anderson is a long time […]

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Dumbing Down in the Name of Diversity

Dumbing Down in the Name of Diversity

22 July 2014

   By W. Lee Hansen (Editor: www.thereportcard.org  W. Lee Hansen is a professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His column is a companion to yesterday’s Report Card article about the politically motivated lowering of standards at New York’s storied competition high schools. Professor Hansen describes the plan to create “ethnic inclusion and diversity” by […]

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Mayor de Blasio to Dumb Down NY’s Top Performing Public Schools

Mayor de Blasio to Dumb Down NY’s Top Performing Public Schools

21 July 2014

(Editor: www.thereportcard.org Stuyvesant High School, Bronx Science, among others are public schools but they require a competitive exam to attend. Since 1919, these high performing public schools have produced 12 Nobel laureates. Now they are in the crosshairs of politicians who say they are “culturally biased against minorities.” They want to end the competitive examinations […]

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