Sam Blumenfeld

The recent annual ASU-GSV conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, drew 270 companies, including Google and Microsoft, looking for the next big thing in education.

Which country has the world’s worst education system? According to the PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) tests taken in 2012 by 15-year-olds in 65 countries, the South American country of Peru was at the bottom.

Nathan Hale High School in Seattle has taken the lead in resisting the new “Smarter Balanced Assessment” Common Core Tests being foisted on the city's high schools.

The Bellingham, Washington, school board announced that it has adopted a full-day kindergarten using the Common Core curriculum called HighScope.

Friday, 27 March 2015 16:00

"College Degree Is No Ticket to Success"

Many students have come to believe that a college degree automatically provides the graduate with an open door to a good-paying job in the student’s field of study. But what's the reality?

A leader in the anti-test movement put together a new book on the rebellion, More Than a Score, looking at the issue from a liberal perspective. Odd as it may seem, the liberal test-defiers are as much against the Common Core as are conservatives.

New York City Major Bill de Blasio announced that the city's public schools will be closed for two Muslim holy days, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.

Wednesday, 04 March 2015 00:00

The Push for Birth to Age Five Education

The public school establishment has long advocated government education to begin at birth in order to expand its control over American children.

Today there are about 150 college centers or institutions devoted to promoting conservative or free market ideas to America’s undergraduates.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 12:00

Fewer Graduates Joining Teach for America

Teach for America was founded to reform American public education with an infusion of idealistic young graduates from our universities who would volunteer to teach in our failing public schools for two years, but is it workable?

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