Ominous News about the Every Student Succeeds Act

When I posted about the Every Student Succeed Act, I was somewhat skeptical, but I followed what the Wall Street Journal reported, calling it “a baby step in the right direction.” I assumed Lamar Alexander was being somewhat accurate. “We have an opportunity today to vote to reverse the trend toward a national school board,” said Sen. Lamar Alexander (R., Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Health and Education Committee and chief architect of the bill, along with Sen. Patty Murray (D., Wash.). Read more […]

“No Child Left Behind” Is History

I suppose this is a baby step in the right direction. From the Wall Street Journal: “U.S. Senate Votes to Replace ‘No Child Left Behind’ Law.” The Senate on Wednesday voted to replace the 13-year-old No Child Left Behind law, returning to the states significant powers to determine how poorly performing schools should be improved and curbing the authority of the secretary of education. The Senate in a 85-12 vote cleared legislation that will guide about $26 billion federal in spending annually Read more […]

Education Bill to Give Special Protection to Homosexual Students

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was first signed into law in 1965 by President Lyndon B. Johnson.  In 2001, President George W. Bush helped to revamp the ESEA and gave it the name No Child Left Behind Act.  Bush’s version of the statute expired in 2007.  Since its expiration, Congress has made a number of attempts to pass another revision of No Child Left Behind, but as yet, all attempts have failed. Earlier this month, Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) introduced another massive version Read more […]

“Common Core”: The ObamaCare of Education

It sends shivers down the spines of freedom loving individuals. It is the Obamacare of education with its national standards and testing and its one-size-fits-all government model. While the implementation of the Common Core curriculum is new, the passion for and the idea of national education has been burning in the hearts of progressives for more than a century. Many people blame George W. Bush for Common Core. After all Common Core is just the natural extension of Bush’s “No Child Left Read more […]