The National Education Association, the nation's largest teachers union and ardent supporter of the Common Core academic standards, has now called the nationwide implementation of the standards "completely botched."
The deeply controversial nationalized education scheme known as “Common Core,” pushed by the Obama administration and billionaire Bill Gates, is under major pressure in the establishment-stronghold state of New York. With parents, teachers, unions, and political leaders from across the political spectrum in open revolt, some analysts even say that the widely criticized school standards may be on the verge of being scrapped — a development that would represent a massive blow to the ongoing imposition of Common Core nationwide.
Boys will be boys — except when they insist they're girls. So says Maine's highest court in ruling that boys who are trying to live as girls must be allowed to use the girls' bathrooms in school.
A group called Students Matter is suing California schools for not providing an adequate public education; unions are fighting back.
On January 23, during a visit to the Dudley Family School in Camden — a poverty-stricken city with a high school-dropout rate — New Jersey Governor Chris Christie proposed several new school programs for his state’s schools. Among his proposals for six of Camden’s schools was an after-school dinner program, in which 75-125 students are already enrolled.