Teaching About the Bible IS Allowed in Public School

Teaching About the Bible IS Allowed in Public School

27 March 2015

(Editor: www.thereportcard.org  There have been so many stories about public school banning any reference to the Bible, and Jesus, that one might come to the false conclusion that teaching the Bible as literature and the history of Christianity was illegal. The fact is that in many states learning about the Bible is actually required. Informed citizens need […]

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US Students Should Take Same Citizenship Test as Immigrants

US Students Should Take Same Citizenship Test as Immigrants

25 March 2015

(Editor: www.thereportcard.org Each year 500,000 immigrants take the required citizenship test and 90% pass it. In contrast, 90% of high school students take civics, but only 27% are proficient. According to the Department of Education, only 12% of high school seniors are proficient in history. Maybe with more historical facts and less political correctness, students […]

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College Board’s AP US History Needs a Few Facts

College Board’s AP US History Needs a Few Facts

24 March 2015

(Editor: www.thereportcard.org The College Board, presided over by David Coleman, author of Common Core released their Advanced Placement US History Framework last year. APUSH as it is known, was roundly criticized by historians and AP history instructors for a decidedly negative view of America. But another criticism from The Concord Review’s Emerson scholar and Summa […]

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NY Teachers Overrated Says Gov. Cuomo

NY Teachers Overrated Says Gov. Cuomo

23 March 2015

  (Editor: www.thereportcard.org In New York, as in many other places, school administrators are under pressure to rate the teachers more highly than they deserve. In the attached article, only 35% of Southold, NY students passed the reading test and 39% passed the math test. Yet every single teacher in the district were rated “highly […]

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Florida Passes Bill to Reduce School Testing

Florida Passes Bill to Reduce School Testing

20 March 2015

  (Editor: www.thereportcard.org The Florida house has taken a step in the right direction by reducing the number of tests that can be administered in a given year. In an attempt to measure student performance, Common Core high stakes testing went overboard. The result in Florida and other states was a classroom activity called “teaching […]

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Political Correctness  in NY & Chi Schools: “It’s been Lawless”

Political Correctness in NY & Chi Schools: “It’s been Lawless”

19 March 2015

  (Editor: www.thereportcard.org Suspension of violent or highly disruptive students in New York and Chicago public schools has been eliminated for a new “progressive” approach. The secular progressives in charge of big city schools have come up with an approach called “restorative justice.” This approach is, in fact, another failed politically correct, liberal utopian idea […]

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New Law “Federalizes Utah’s Education System”

New Law “Federalizes Utah’s Education System”

17 March 2015

(Editor: www.thereportcard.org State legislators continue to try to federalize education in spite of voter objection. Ms. Sullivan writes about the latest effort in Utah to try quietly push through legislation harmful to learning because Federal money is quietly offered).   By Jakell Sullivan   Senate Bill 235 – School Turnaround and Leadership Development passed at the midnight […]

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New Florida Law for Better Charter Schools

New Florida Law for Better Charter Schools

13 March 2015

  (Editor: www.thereportcard.org There are currently more than 600 charter schools in Florida with 250,000 students enrolled. Charter schools are publicly funded schools without the public school bureaucracy. Charter schools are free to develop their now curriculum and classroom materials provided they conform to state standards. Teachers need not be union members which is why […]

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FL Rep De Santis Bill to Break College Cartel

FL Rep De Santis Bill to Break College Cartel

10 March 2015

(Editor: www.thereportcard.org  Congressman Ron de Santis, R-Fl 6th District has co-authored an excellent Bill that make college more affordable and at the same time, break the bureaucratic “iron triangle” of the Department of Education, regional accreditors and colleges that benefit from this cozy arrangement. The HERO (Higher Education Reform and Opportunity) Act will also have […]

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NY Teacher’s Union Charter Gets an F

NY Teacher’s Union Charter Gets an F

09 March 2015

(Editor: www.thereportcard.org Teacher’s unions, since they were founded in 1978, have been more about benefits than excellent education. They have been given massive amounts of money and carte blanche to try dubious progressive new ideas like No Child Left Behind. And they have fought independent charter schools like Success Academy with all of the weapons […]

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