New York State United Teachers has sued the state education department this week over a state stipulation that teachers can be punished for discussing standardized-test items. According to the union, the stipulation is a violation of the teachers First Amendment rights, as well as their right to equal protection.
William Deresiewicz, who taught at Yale for 10 years, recommends that students not go to Yale or other Ivy League schools, or even strive to go there.
An education expert who heads up a popular online K-12 school is advising parents that they must be vigilant against government intrusion if they want to maintain control over their children's schooling.
Newly uncovered middle-school training documents in Lincoln, Nebraska, counsel teachers to avoid “gendered expressions” as part of an effort to alter the traditional understanding that man is divided into two sexes.
In an effort to prevent school shootings, a government commission is targeting certain homeschoolers with a proposal that would force them to respond to state special education program teams.
A proposal in Nevada to teach five-year-olds about masturbation and homosexuality is just the latest sex-education attack on childhood innocence, an attack initiated and perpetuated by pedophiles.
As opposition to the Common Core curriculum grows, homeschooled students now outnumber private-school students in North Carolina.
The Obama administration has punished the state of Oklahoma for repealing the Common Core standards despite assertions that the standards are entirely "voluntary." Last week Oklahoma became the second state to lose its waiver from the disastrous Bush-era No Child Left Behind (NCLB) scheme. Washington State was the first, losing its waiver in April after the state legislature failed to come up with a solution that would allow the state to tie its student test results to teacher evaluations.
After recently facing controversy for dumbing down the SAT to better align it with the Obama-backed Common Core national education standards, College Board boss and Common Core architect David Coleman is once again at the center of a political firestorm. This time, the powerful “educrat” and the federally funded outfit he leads are under fire for literally trying to rewrite American history with what critics charge is a wildly slanted “curriculum” that is biased to the point of being detached from reality.
With guidelines setting limits on student food choices and calorie consumption, the federal government is overstepping the limits of its authority, says Marietta, Georgia's Board of Education.