A recent review of the city of Boston’s education programs by the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice accused the city of failing to provide sufficient specialized education for children whose first language is not English. In current educational jargon, these students are referred to as “English-language learners” (ELL).
The Bellingham, Washington, school board announced that it has adopted a full-day kindergarten using the Common Core curriculum called HighScope.
Oklahoma has initiated tax breaks for people who contribute to organizations that provide funds for private-school scholarships — and even public-school workers favor it.
As the federally funded Common Core testing regime is rolled out across much of the nation, a growing rebellion against the tests and accompanying data-mining scheme is sweeping the country as well. In states all over America, parents and students are joining the “opt out” movement, refusing to take the controversial assessments funded and pushed by the Obama administration. Despite pushback from officials, many educators are encouraging children to refuse to take the tests, too. Because the national testing regime is so crucial to the overall plot to nationalize education via Common Core and compile Orwellian federal dossiers on each student, activists say the surging grassroots move to “opt out” has the potential to help derail the administration’s broader so-called “cradle-to-career” education “reform” agenda.