George Will Goes On Record Opposing “Common Core”

I consider George Will an “establishment conservative” for the most part, but that doesn’t mean he fails to give us great analysis. Recently, he gave an interview to The Daily Caller and attacked Common Core. “Common Core is often called a state based, non-Washington organized enterprise. Well, sort of,” Will explained. “It’s driven in no small measure by funding and encouragement from the Department of Education, which should go away. It inevitably – inevitably – will drive curriculum.” “The Read more […]

Standardized Tests: Proof We Are Ruled By A Culture Of Psychotic Torturers

I just caught up with this piece in the Washington Post. It is beyond maddening. Andrea Rediske’s 11-year-old son Ethan, is dying. Last year, Ethan, who was born with brain damage, has cerebral palsy and is blind, was forced to take a version of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test over the space of two weeks last year because the state of Florida required that every student take one. His mom has to prove that Ethan, now in a morphine coma, is in no condition to take another test this year. Ethan Read more […]

Common Core Standards Will Control You and Your Children

The American educational system is being federalized through implementation of Race to the Top and Common Core Standards. Once Common Core Standards are completely implemented, the federal government will have total control of assessment tools and textbooks used in core subjects. Also, a national data collection system called State Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) will be used to determine a child’s educational opportunities. The federalization of education will turn all school-choice programs Read more […]

Developing a Long-Term Post-Election Strategy

The election’s over. Now what do we do? What will be the strategy of the non-voters? They will complain, harp, criticize, and bloviate how they are not responsible for the way the election turned out. They will continue to be irrelevant for the next four years. How about the anti-Romney non-voters who didn’t vote because Romney was not good enough and he is “no different from Obama”? Will they work to change the GOP? No. Will they offer an alternative that has a chance of winning? No. Read more […]