With the tide turning against the Obama administration-pushed Common Core nationalization of K-12 education, Big Business and powerful corporate lobbyists are dropping millions of dollars on a massive propaganda campaign aimed at defending the “progressive” educational establishment’s national school standards from the intensifying public uproar. The latest establishment outfits to join the war on outraged citizens across the political spectrum — mostly parents, teachers, and taxpayers seeking to preserve local control of education and promote proper schooling — include the Business Roundtable, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and their front groups. Their ploy, however, may well backfire.
Even though the national Republican Party has officially rejected the Obama administration-pushed Common Core nationalization of education, a handful of GOP figures in Wisconsin are being accused of sabotaging legislation that would have created a panel to review the controversial standards — and potentially kill them. As the national and statewide uprising against the dubious new federally backed education regime grows, however, lawmakers and activists in Wisconsin told The New American that the fight is far from finished.
Even as the unprecedented uprising continues to grow against the Obama administration-pushed Common Core nationalization of education, one of the key “architects” of the controversial national standards announced an overhaul of the SAT that has critics up in arms. In addition to dumbing down the important test, one of two main standardized exams generally used by colleges for admissions, analysts say the revisions will play a key role in imposing Common Core on all American students — even children who are homeschooled, private-schooled, or in states that have officially resisted the widely criticized national standards.
In an incredible decision that shocked Americans nationwide, a federal appeals court ruled last week that school officials in California acted appropriately and legally by preventing students from wearing T-shirts with U.S. flags during the Cinco de Mayo holiday. According to the panel of judges, despite free-speech rights, the controversial ban on American flags was supposedly needed to prevent “racial tension” from exploding into open violence at the school. Multiple concerns have been raised. The battle, however, is far from over.
The National Education Association, the nation's largest teachers union and ardent supporter of the Common Core academic standards, has now called the nationwide implementation of the standards "completely botched."
The deeply controversial nationalized education scheme known as “Common Core,” pushed by the Obama administration and billionaire Bill Gates, is under major pressure in the establishment-stronghold state of New York. With parents, teachers, unions, and political leaders from across the political spectrum in open revolt, some analysts even say that the widely criticized school standards may be on the verge of being scrapped — a development that would represent a massive blow to the ongoing imposition of Common Core nationwide.
Boys will be boys — except when they insist they're girls. So says Maine's highest court in ruling that boys who are trying to live as girls must be allowed to use the girls' bathrooms in school.
A group called Students Matter is suing California schools for not providing an adequate public education; unions are fighting back.
On January 23, during a visit to the Dudley Family School in Camden — a poverty-stricken city with a high school-dropout rate — New Jersey Governor Chris Christie proposed several new school programs for his state’s schools. Among his proposals for six of Camden’s schools was an after-school dinner program, in which 75-125 students are already enrolled.
A link on a New York state Common Core resources web page sends kids to sexually explicitly questionnaires.