Marine Objects to Daughter’s Islam-Biased History Class, Is Barred from School

Marine Objects to Daughter’s Islam-Biased History Class, Is Barred from School

30 October 2014

  By Bill Korach www.thereportcard.org   The father of a La Plata, MD High School student has been barred from the school grounds after officials said he threatened to disrupt the school environment. In fact, The Report Card learned from Mr. Jack Tuttle, a social studies curriculum manager at La Plata, that the textbook, World […]

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“She Lied” Clay County School Board Candidate Fraudulent Lawsuit Withdrawn

“She Lied” Clay County School Board Candidate Fraudulent Lawsuit Withdrawn

28 October 2014

By Bill Korach www.thereportcard.org   Clay County Florida School Board Candidate Sandra Dunnavant’s malicious attempt to smear the Clay Family Policy Forum, backfired in the face of the truth. The Clay Family Policy Forum publishes a voter guide each year, and every candidate is given an opportunity to respond. Dunnavant did respond, but when the […]

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New Obama Federal Kindergarten Readiness Testing

New Obama Federal Kindergarten Readiness Testing

27 October 2014

(Editor: www.thereportcard.org Did you think that the Federal and state governments had maxed out on school testing? Not a chance. Education Week reports that the Obama “early learning challenge” is administering an entirely new battery of tests to make sure the little tykes in Kindergarten follow the party line. In fact “early learning” is a […]

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Florida School Vouchers a Success: So Teacher’s Unions Attack

Florida School Vouchers a Success: So Teacher’s Unions Attack

24 October 2014

(Editor: www.thereportcard.org As more and more public schools fail their students, many parents and their children are looking for choice outside the public school system. Choice can come in the form of charter schools, public schools that operate outside the stifling bureaucracy and are union free, and voucher programs. Florida leads the country on their […]

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Republican Party of Hillsborough FL Endorses Kempel for School Board

Republican Party of Hillsborough FL Endorses Kempel for School Board

23 October 2014

 By Bill Korach www.thereportcard.org This week the membership of the Hillsborough County Republican Executive Committee voted overwhelmingly to endorse Terry Kemple for Hillsborough County School Board, District 4!   Mr. Kemple says these are his key qualifications:   “I’m an advocate for School Choice. I want to ensure that parents would have the right to enroll their children in […]

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Educrats Abdicate Discipline in School, Now They Call the Cops

Educrats Abdicate Discipline in School, Now They Call the Cops

22 October 2014

  (Editor: www.thereportcard.org In 2012, 265,000 student were reported to the police by school administrators. Many were arrested for minor infractions such as having a pocketknife. When your editor was in school, practically every boy carried a pocketknife, and if you were a scout, you had to have a knife. Once the police are involved […]

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Fitzhugh: Emphasize Student Responsibility

Fitzhugh: Emphasize Student Responsibility

21 October 2014

(Editor: www.thereportcard.org The entire conversation about education these days is what the Department of Education, the school district, The school principal and the school teacher should do. Fair enough, but Will Fitzhugh, Publisher of the Concord Review says it’s time to put the focus back on the student. What they should do. In days gone by 14 […]

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$1 Billion Common Core LA Tech Flop

$1 Billion Common Core LA Tech Flop

20 October 2014

  (Editor: www.thereportcard.org Once again, Pearson is up to their eyeballs in another expensive, and unproven Common Core failure this time in Los Angeles, America’s second largest school district. The idea was to put a laptop or tablet in the hands of every student, a sort of blind faith that giving each kid a computer […]

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New Report: Only 18% of Colleges Require US History, 3% Economics

New Report: Only 18% of Colleges Require US History, 3% Economics

17 October 2014

  By Bill Korach www.thereportcard.org   A majority of U.S. college graduates don’t know the length of a congressional term, what the Emancipation Proclamation was, or which Revolutionary War general led the American troops at Yorktown. The reason for such failures, according to a recent study: Few schools mandate courses in core subjects like U.S. […]

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Fed-Up California Parents Start Charter School, Results Are Outstanding

Fed-Up California Parents Start Charter School, Results Are Outstanding

15 October 2014

(Editor: www.thereportcard.org Parents in California, fed up with underperforming LA schools started a charter school under the California “parent trigger” law. The results have surpassed expectations as discussed in the editorial below. The difference: non-union teachers and no bureaucratic red tape). Wall Street Journal 10/14 A Democratic campaign theme this year in the states is […]

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