Wisconsinites Newest Efforts to Eliminate Common Core and Federal Overreach

A group of Wisconsin citizens led by retired state representative Don Pridemore has created WINNER, Inc., missioned with finding and identifying a qualified candidate for State Superintendent of Schools. The State Superintendent is the head of Wisconsin’s Department of Public Instruction. This supposedly non-partisan position is one of the most powerful in the state. Many Wisconsinites believe the current DPI has overreached its bounds by imposing Common Core Standards upon local districts and Read more […]

Common Core and Progressive Domination of Math Instruction Equals Mathematic Illiteracy

A century of progressive domination of the American educational system has resulted in a growing number of Americans remaining mathematically illiterate. The Common Core standards are a repeat of previously failed federal policies which fail to develop academic skill making the study of mathematics needlessly boring and challenging for too many talented students. These federally supported educational policies have left our society short of talented mathematicians needed to make the American economy Read more […]

Public Education & Barack Obama’s Crusade Comments

Public education is responsible for Obama’s Crusade comments and flaws in foreign policy. President Obama is one of many modern presidents whose foreign policy has disappointed because of flawed educational policies and political correctness. Once educational systems stopped teaching the basic tenets of the major religions and how those tenets shaped a nation’s government and social institutions, the quality of America’s foreign policy was weakened. A comprehensive analysis of religions Read more […]

Islam Instruction an Opportunity for Conservatives

Islam instruction in public schools must be monitored carefully by citizens. The study of religions is being reintroduced through “Core Knowledge” curriculum and is now being taught in public schools and in choice schools. Core Knowledge Foundation was created by E. D. Hirsch, Jr. Core Knowledge is not part of Common Core State Standards. Because Hirsch is a proponent of Common Core Standards and because his books align with those standards, his textbooks are being used in classrooms across Read more […]

Common Core, One Symptom of a Terminal Disease

Common Core is a single symptom of the terminal disease called federalization of education. Those who focus solely on Common Core will once again witness the educational system succumb to federal control of academic standards, curriculum, testing, student loans, teacher-preparation programs: the entire educational system. A patient will die when he insists on treating an acute cough with cold medicine when the cause of the cough is the cancer sarcoidosis. Historically, those rejecting federal Read more […]

Wisconsin School District Dumps Common Core and Increases Student Enrollment

The Germantown, Wisconsin, school board rejected implementation of Common Core Standards and has been rewarded with a waiting list of students who wish to enroll in the Germantown schools. Brian Medved, Germantown school board member, explained that “eliminating Common Core did not happen overnight. It resulted from a culmination of events.” Those events included electing a school board dedicated to the citizens rather than simply being a rubber stamp for district leadership. Citizen involvement Read more […]

Opt-Out of Common Core Now for the 2014-2015 School Year

Parental rights to raise children to respect the parent’s traditions and values have been under attack from many fronts including the U.S. Department of Education. The implementation of Common Core Standards undermines parental rights to make educational decisions for their children.  Now is the time for parents to protest this intrusion by opting their child out of Common Core for the 2014-2015 school year. Race to the Top was a three-year program which expires in 2014 making NOW the ideal Read more […]

Government Is Not Santa Claus

Government is not Santa Claus. Unlike Santa whose bag of gifts is filled by the love and generous spirit of his many helpers, government has nothing to give. To appear benevolent, government takes from good little boys and girls and gives to those whom government considers deserving. First on government’s list of beneficiaries is government itself and those who keep it in power. Fed by easy access to resources through taxes, they develop an insatiable taste for luxury. In return for promises of Read more […]

Dead Bankers, Common Core, and Destruction of the Middle Class

Coincidence? No! The implementation of Common Core Standards is part of the educational plan to strip children of their self-determination and to establish a one-world economy. The educational system is not intended to accomplish this act alone. The impending collapse of the financial markets will complete the mission. According to the Canadian Free Press, changes in banking rules under the Clinton administration created opportunities to consolidate wealth through the destruction of the middle Read more […]

Citizens Can Control School Curricula

Citizens can control the curricula taught in our schools. Parents sitting on curriculum-selection committees that choose textbooks can identify objectionable materials and protest before the state or district purchases the text book. Health curriculum has received a lot of attention lately, but citizens could have protected their children from exposure to objectionable curriculum by participating in the selection of health curriculum to be used in the schools. The first step is to read the Read more […]

The Common Core Battle Turns Nasty in Wisconsin

Wisconsinites have been censured, silenced, and threatened by school board members who protect a political agenda rather than serve the people who elect them. Although Wisconsin’s state statutes are intended to assure citizens the right to determine the academic standards taught in their schools, state laws have been ignored by school board members who abuse the rights of their fellow board members and of citizens. When Kewaskum School Board member Grace Mueller requested information about Read more […]

Will Conservatives Get Lost In The Fog Of Common Core?

The Common Core battle is a fog covering the real issues facing American education: “Do we believe in state autonomy of education and in a state of laws or will we surrender our principles?” Eyes are on Wisconsin’s courageous Republican Governor and his Republican controlled Assembly and Senate. If a Republican Governor and an Assembly and Senate controlled by Republicans can’t defend state autonomy in education, what freedoms will they protect? If they can’t insist that elected officials Read more […]