Michelle Rhee denies the facts and ignores the evidence in her latest defense of Common Core.
Fears about Big Brother — or maybe Big Micromanager — coming to a school near you are reasonable.
Secretary Duncan has actually done Common Core opponents a huge favor in an effort to take them down.
Increasingly centralized government schooling essentially guarantees culture war without end.
Common Core is something desperately in need of open and honest debate.
U.S. News is just one tool of the free market to help decide where to go to college.
Thanks in large part to federal aid, the price of college has risen astronomically, kneecapping students and taxpayers. Price controls will only mask the root problem while creating new pains of their own.
Wouldn’t it be nice if opinion polls weren’t obviously slanted toward pro‐Core outcomes?
Constantly shifting goals doesn’t show that education is improving.
Education nationalizers must realize that Americans, largely, do not want overt federal control over what their schools teach and how their kids are tested.
Why top‐down reforms like Common Core almost certainly can’t maintain high standards and strict accountability.
There’s no indication that Washington will make a serious attempt to reauthorize the federal Primary & secondary education law—and that’s a good thing.
If new compromise eventually gets signed by the president, it will likely be hailed as a big, bipartisan deal. And maybe politically it would be. But as policy? It would barely register.