Your Brain on FED LED ED: Where Did It Go? by Lauren Martel – Chief Legal Correspondent
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What is the Original purpose of education? I grew up in a home where the Socratic method was encouraged, meaning we learned by asking questions.Read More
2016: Ted Cruz ‘Emphatically Opposed’ to Common Core By : Tony Lee
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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said he was “emphatically opposed” to federal Common Core standards after he keynoted an event for Iowa’s influential homeschoolers in which he said that school choice “is the civil rights issue of the 21st century.”
“I don’t think the federal government has any role dictating the content of curricula. I think education is a state issue and a local issue, and ideally at the local level, because that way parents can have direct input and control of what’s being taught to their kids,” Cruz said on Tuesday after he addressed the Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators, according to Radio Iowa’s O.Read More
South Carolina legislators fighting Common Core: Reps. Eric Bedingfield, R-Greenville; Mike Burns, R-Greenville; Bill Chumley, R-Spartanburg; Heather Crawford, R-Horry; William Crosby, R-Charleston; Craig Gagnon, R-Abbeville; Stephen Goldfinch, R-Georgetown; Dwight Loftis, R-Greenville; Samuel Rivers, R-Berkeley; Mark Willis, R-Greenville; and Donna Wood, R-Spartanburg. Also Sens. Lee Bright, R-Spartanburg, Kevin Bryant, R-Anderson; and Larry Grooms, R-Berkeley. Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/2013/06/16/2820427/fight-against-common-core-flares.html#storylink=cpy
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Eight problems with Common Core Standards By Valerie Strauss
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One: Standards shouldn’t be attached to school subjects, but to the qualities of mind it’s hoped the study of school subjects promotes. Subjects are mere tools, just as scalpels, acetylene torches, and transits are tools. Surgeons, welders, surveyors — and teachers — should be held accountable for the quality of what they produce, not how they produce it.
Two: The world changes. The future is indiscernible. Clinging to a static strategy in a dynamic world may be comfortable, even comforting, but it’s a Titanic-deck-chair exercise.Read More
One of the many unintended consequences of the political crusade for increased homeownership among minorities, and low-income people in general, has been a housing boom and bust that left many foreclosed homes that had to be rented, because there were no longer enough qualified buyers.
The repercussions did not stop there. Many homeowners have discovered that when renters replace homeowners as their neighbors, the neighborhood as a whole can suffer.Read More
COLUMBIA, SC — South Carolina Tea Party groups — warning of an overreaching federal government and massive privacy invasions — are joining calls nationwide to derail education standards called Common Core.
“It doesn’t matter if I like them. It doesn’t matter if you like them or if they like them. We can’t do anything about it,” said Linda Ensor of Summerville, who organized several Tea Party groups to travel to Columbia Wednesday to urge the state Board of Education to rethink its 2010 adoption of Common Core.Read More