As opposition continues to mount against an Obama-backed scheme known as “Common Core” to standardize education across America, lawmakers and activists determined to stop the radical agenda are turning up the heat. In Congress, senators and representatives are taking action. State lawmakers are too. Among the grassroots, meanwhile, advocates for educational freedom are hosting gatherings in numerous states while planning another online “Twitter Rally” on May 2 to stop Common Core before it is rolled out nationwide.

A little-known but key element of Common Core is the collection of personally identifiable data on students — including affective data — for a State Longitudinal Database System (SLDS).

The increasingly vocal campaign to stop an Obama administration-backed set of national education standards known as “Common Core” from being forced on state governments and local schools just got a major boost on Friday. Meeting in Los Angeles last week, the Republican National Committee (RNC) unanimously adopted a resolution blasting the “one size fits all” educational scheme as “an inappropriate overreach to standardize and control the education of our children so they will conform to a preconceived ‘normal.’”

Former Rep. Ron Paul recently announced the Ron Paul Curriculum, a new homeschooling program designed to turn out future generations of liberty-minded activists and entrepreneurs.

Weather Underground terrorist Kathy Boudin, convicted in the murder of two police officers and a security guard, now teaches at Columbia University, and has been honored at another university.