The New York Times Buries the Real Story on Common Core

The New York Times posed this question in a recent story about the effects of Common Core in the 10 years since it was introduced: Did it fail, or does it just need more time to succeed? The easy answer is that Common Core was, is, and will remain a cancer on the American education system. But it’s an answer that has a lot of moving parts — mostly money changing hands. The Times article immediately gets it wrong in stating Common Core was rolled out by a bipartisan group of governors, education experts, and philanthropists. There may be a kernel of

Is Technology Setting Up Our Students for Failure?

One of the most obvious changes in education in the last decade has been the proliferation of technology in the classroom. The digital revolution started contemporaneously with the nationwide release of the Common Core Standards, after which paper textbooks were quickly ushered out, replaced by computers and digital texts. With that came promises of improved academic performance and a narrowing of the achievement gap.   It came as no surprise to grassroots education advocates that the promises were hollow. Academic performance has stagnated or declined in the majority of districts, and the lowest performing students are doing worse based on the most recent NAEP

Senate GOP’s “School Safety” Bill Would Imperil Student Privacy, Expand Police State

In the midst of the impeachment charade, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and a number of his GOP colleagues introduced a bill to address mass shootings. However, privacy groups, particularly those who advocate for student privacy, question the larger effect of the bill. Is it really about mass shootings? Or is it just building a bigger, more invasive police state?    Cornyn’s bill, the RESPONSE Act, is co-sponsored by Republican Sens. McSally (Ariz.), Ernst (Iowa), Tillis (N.C.), Capito (W. Va.), and Scott (S.C.). It has three major components: addressing unlicensed gun dealers and enhanced criminal penalties, developing crisis intervention and mental health services to include

“Ethno-mathematics”? Seattle Schools Weigh Adding Social Justice to Math Classes

Still reeling from a holiday celebrating that genocidal maniac, Christopher Columbus, schools in Seattle are about to dole out another heaping spoonful of how white men, colonization, and all things related to Western Civilization are bad. Very, very bad. Not only did white men and the growth of Western Civilization result in disease, pestilence, slavery, and all manner of human suffering, it also ruined math. Yes, math. But fear not: the Seattle school district is on top of it and intends to rectify past wrongdoings by “re-humanizing” K-12 math classes, mixing in an ethnic studies approach to multiplication tables. According to an

Judge Kemp’s Bible Gift to Amber Guyger Angers Atheist Group

On Wednesday, October 2, former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the murder of Botham Jean. During the victim impact portion of the sentencing hearing, Jean’s younger brother, Brandt Jean, gave an incredibly compelling and compassionate statement in which he forgave Guyger and encouraged her to turn her life over to Christ. Before Guyger left the courtroom, Judge Tammy Kemp went into chambers and returned with her Bible, which she gave to Guyger to take with her to prison. There is no way to paraphrase the raw emotion of either of these actions

Greta Thunberg and the Rise of “Eco-Anxiety”

When I was a kid, my siblings pranked me by telling me there was a man living under the basement stairs. Anyone who would secretly live under the basement stairs had to be there for only one reason: to murder me. They probably only told me about a serial killer in the basement one time, but it stuck.  Now imagine being told on a daily basis you’re going to die in twelve years. That’s exactly what the Greta Thunbergs of the world have been listening to for as long as any of them can remember, and they are arguably one of the most

Rep. Omar Is Wrong: UN Has No Place at US Southern Border

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) recently made the radical suggestion that the United States allow the United Nations to handle the massive influx of immigrants at our southern border. She stated, “We should do what any other country does by dealing with this situation in a serious way.” So, if every other country allows the UN to bulldoze their way to globalism, we should, too? According to Omar, the United Nations has expertise and training to deal with “migrants and asylum seekers.” Her demand that the United States cede its sovereignty to an unelected, unaccountable global police force is outrageous. But it’s Omar’s (and

The Disturbing Reality Behind “Comprehensive Sexuality Education”

Politicizing and propagandizing in U.S. public schools is at an all-time high. Not only has the far left agenda sucked education into a black hole of safe spaces, hurt feelings, and post-truth America-bashing, but now the progressive elites want to teach kids everything there is to know about sex. Not just the-birds-and-the-bees sex. The kind of sex and sex acts and sexual proclivities that should be causing heads to turn nationwide. More and more school districts are adopting curriculum based on Comprehensive Sexuality Education — heavy on sexuality, taking the sex talk to all new extremes. Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE), was created

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