In a development with massive implications for the Obama administration’s ongoing attempt at nationalizing education with Common Core, a Missouri judge ruled this week that the federally funded testing regime for the controversial standards was unconstitutional. The ruling means that the state of Missouri is officially prohibited from participating in the “Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium” (SBAC), a key element of Common Core enforcement, because it's an “unconstitutional interstate compact.”
Today there are about 150 college centers or institutions devoted to promoting conservative or free market ideas to America’s undergraduates.
Rather than abolishing harmful and unconstitutional federal involvement in education, Congress is considering passage of the “Student Success Act” that would, among other provisions, re-authorize much of the No Child Left Behind and Elementary and Secondary Education boondoggles until 2021. While some conservative organizations have highlighted portions of the legislation that would supposedly diminish the giant Washington, D.C., boot print on government schools, critics are warning that other elements of the bill essentially represent a further takeover of education by the federal government. Several other education-related bills that would not end unconstitutional federal involvement into state and local education are also being considered by lawmakers.
Arizona's superintendent of public instruction gives school districts the go ahead to ignore federal nutrition guidelines for fundraisers.
The University of Michigan is ratcheting up the political correctness on campus with a new speech code. But is controlling speech based on sensitivity sensitive at all? Or is it the path to tyranny?
When the "communist" Chinese government can influence who American universities hire and what they teach, East meets West becomes more than just cultural exchange.
Women are still "underrepresented" in science, technology, engineering, and math, and the social engineers are none too happy about it. And they're bent on balancing the scales.
In an unauthorized exercise of imagination, a nine-year-old boy said he could make a schoolmate "disappear" with a magic ring. He was then suspended for making a "terroristic threat."
Hundreds of educators and officials from around the world met at UNESCO headquarters in Paris January 28-30 to push forward the UN’s Framework for Action on Education — planetary central planning for children, families, and nations.
The United States may be producing only one-tenth as many scientists as does China, but Americans may soon excel in at least one area: “sensitivity" — as defined by modern educational overlords.
While George Orwell once said, “There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them,” even he might be surprised at what passes for scholarship at today’s American colleges.