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.

A Massachusetts school principal has cancelled his school’s Honors Night in the belief that it would cause students who are not receiving an award to feel self-conscious and disappointed in themselves. According to Principal David Fabrizio, Honors Night could be “devastating” to the students who worked hard, but did not earn good enough grades to receive an award.

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