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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“We rely on Will Fitzhugh’s The Concord Review as a standard of student-produced excellence”

“We rely on Will Fitzhugh’s The Concord Review as a standard of student-produced excellence”

14 October 2014

  (Editor: www.thereportcard.org In most high schools, students get precious little training in history, research or writing. Now that the new College Board Advanced Placement History Framework (APUSH) is in place, students will get an inaccurate and skewed account of America. The University of Chicago Laboratory School, one of Wall Street Journal’s top 5 private […]

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National Science Foundation Awards $4.8 Million to Mine Student Data

National Science Foundation Awards $4.8 Million to Mine Student Data

13 October 2014

(Editor: www.thereportcard.org Data collected about students is old news, but “Big Data” or gobs of data that can be mined to create assumptions about our children like what jobs they will get, or what their future should look like is a scary thing in the hands of The Federal government. David Coleman of Common Core […]

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Harvard Students: US Greater Threat to World than ISIS

Harvard Students: US Greater Threat to World than ISIS

10 October 2014

(Editor: www.thereportcard.org Caleb Bonham of Campus reform conducted a number of interviews with Harvard students. Bonham asked whether ISIS or America was a greater threat to world peace. Most of the students said “America is a greater threat to world peace than ISIS.” How has Harvard come to a point where their students see America […]

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New “Gender Inclusive” School Rule: Teacher’s Can’t Say “Boy” or “Girl”

New “Gender Inclusive” School Rule: Teacher’s Can’t Say “Boy” or “Girl”

09 October 2014

  (Editor: www.thereportcard.org Another day, another bizarre school rule. Apparently the Lincoln School Superintendent wants “gender inclusiveness” so now teachers are barred from saying “boys” and “girls.” At a time when American school have reached new international low points in reading and math it is fair to ask why schools choose to focus on such […]

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“Cruelest Ingratitude:” The College Board’s Amnesia about US Military Contribution to History

“Cruelest Ingratitude:” The College Board’s Amnesia about US Military Contribution to History

07 October 2014

(Editor: www.thereportcard.org The new College Board’s AP US History Framework is a slap in the face to those who have give so much and even their all. In June 1942, ENS William R. Evans, Jr. USN who was to give his all at The Battle of Midway as a member of Torpedo Squadron 8 wrote […]

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SC Veterans: New College Board US History Ignores America’s Military History, Heroism

SC Veterans: New College Board US History Ignores America’s Military History, Heroism

06 October 2014

    (Editor: www.thereportcard.org South Carolina veterans are urged to protest the New College Board Advance Placement US History Framework (APUSH) this Wednesday. APUSH is a slap in the face to veterans today, and those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. The authors of this monstrosity ignore the sacrifice and heroism that made America free. It even […]

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