Under massive pressure from parents, teachers, voters, taxpayers, and the state's top education official, the Arizona Board of Education voted overwhelmingly to kill the Obama-backed Common Core education scheme. Eventually, the state is expected to develop better state standards to replace the increasingly polarizing nationalization of K-12 schools imposed on Arizona with the help of federal bribes and bullying. At least that is the story the public is being told. In reality, though, the deeply controversial Common Core standards will remain in place, at least for now. And if the actions of other state governments provide any clue as to what might happen next, Arizona may well end up with most of Common Core intact, perhaps under a new label — unless citizens remain vigilant and engaged in the process.
Is the Constitution "racist," "sexist," and "oppressive"? Most college officials seem to think so and were willing to destroy it in the name of political correctness.
Campus police at the University of Missouri are now asking students to report their fellow students for "hateful" speech.
University of Missouri football players and other students recently forced the resignation of the school's president, Tim Wolfe.
Freedom of speech may be protected by the First Amendment, but a recent poll of college students shows that it’s not highly valued on American campuses.
In a new propaganda talk presented in classrooms across America, Obama's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) boss Gina McCarthy urged school children to become part of the “climate solution,” take a government “pledge,” and even “bug” their families to jump on the Obama administration's deeply controversial “green” bandwagon.
The teachers in Detroit public school system are rated "highly effective." But academically, it’s the nation’s worst-performing urban school district.
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovic issed a ruling declaring that parents do not have a right to opt their kids out of statewide assessment tests.
The Obama administration, which bears much of the blame for the excessive number of standardized tests students must take, is now calling for limits on the number of such tests and the time spent on them.
Political correctness continues to reach new heights on school campuses across the country. The latest example comes out of Everett Middle School in San Francisco, where the school principal decided to withhold the results of a student body election because they “weren’t diverse enough.” In yet another epic example of the political correctness monster, the entire student body has ultimately been disenfranchised in order to achieve the Left’s purported dream of “diversity.”
The selection of John King as "acting" secretary of education is yet another indication that Obama does not respect any checks on his powers by the Congress.