August 2015 Phyllis Schlafly Report

August 2015 NEA’s Plan to Indoctrinate Schoolchildren If you want to stay on top of what’s going on in schools, watch the policies adopted by the National Education Association (NEA) which attracts nearly 10,000 delegates to its annual convention over … Continue reading






July 2015 Phyllis Schlafly Report

July 2015 Don’t Give Obama More Power Over Schools After spending most of the summer giving President Obama new authority (called fast track) to negotiate trade deals with low-wage countries in Asia, Congressional Republicans are now poised to give Obama … Continue reading






Opposing the 2014 APUSH Framework

Back to July 2015 Ed Reporter Opposing the 2014 APUSH Framework This June 2, 2015 letter is in opposition to the new Advanced Placement United States History (APUSH) course. It was written by an ad hoc committee of historians, and … Continue reading






Book of the Month

Back to July 2015 Ed Reporter Book of the Month The Long War and Common Core: Everything You Need to Know to Win the War! by Donna H. Hearne, Freedom Basics Press, 2015, $10.00 “Common Core is the latest effort … Continue reading






Here Come the Feds, Again

Back to July 2015 Ed Reporter Here Come the Feds, Again Republican Senator Lamar Alexander and Democrat Senator Patty Murray negotiated and unanimously led passage out of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions committee, a bill that would reauthorize No … Continue reading






NGSS Gets in Through Back Doors

Back to July 2015 Ed Reporter NGSS Gets in Through Back Doors Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) have been adopted by 13 states and the District of Columbia for K-12 students. They could face a tough road after the failure … Continue reading






Don’t Give Obama More Power Over Schools

Don’t Give Obama More Power Over Schools by Phyllis Schlafly July 8, 2015 After spending most of June giving President Obama new authority to negotiate trade deals with low-wage countries in Asia, Congressional Republicans are now poised to spend July … Continue reading






Spying on Students

Back to June 2015 Ed Reporter Spying on Students Even as parents become increasingly worried about their children’s personal security and privacy, spying on students is increasing. States who signed on to use Common Core standards must also participate in … Continue reading






Students Forced to “Sit and Stare”

Back to June 2015 Ed Reporter Students Forced to “Sit and Stare” At Nathan Hale High School in Seattle, Washington, not one junior took Common Core Smarter Balanced (SBAC) standardized tests this spring. At four other Seattle high schools, district … Continue reading






Crimes Against Your Children

Crimes Against Your Children by Phyllis Schlafly May 27, 2015 Parents are up in arms against the new attempt to federalize what schools teach called Common Core, but the even more basic “crimes of the educators” are described in the … Continue reading






Disappearing Textbooks

Back to May 2015 Ed Reporter Disappearing Textbooks Textbooks aligned to the Common Core standards were unavailable for states and localities to use when the hurried roll out of new standards began, so many school districts use free curriculum they … Continue reading






Common Core Public Relations Campaigns

Back to May 2015 Ed Reporter Common Core Public Relations Campaigns Public relations campaigns aimed at heading off problems that could appear when students take new Common Core-aligned tests are being launched in states including Illinois, New Jersey, Florida, Ohio, … Continue reading






Righting the Common Core Fiasco

Back to May 2015 Ed Reporter Righting the Common Core Fiasco The Boston-based Pioneer Institute has found more chicanery among Common Core cheerleaders and operatives that have received vast amounts of money from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Bill … Continue reading






Stop Common Core Candidate Pledge

Back to May 2015 Ed Reporter Stop Common Core Candidate Pledge In April, Eagle Forum announced the new “STOP Common Core” pledge for candidates and office-holders at every level to sign in order to publicly show their opposition to Common … Continue reading






Opting Out of Testing

Back to April 2015 Ed Reporter Opting Out of Testing As the standardized testing season begins at public schools, districts are greeting them in a variety of ways. Some districts respect parental objections to Common Core testing and have made … Continue reading






April 2015 Phyllis Schlafly Report

April 2015 What’s Going On On College Campuses? Who would have thought, only a few years ago, that our basic First Amendment right of free speech would be under attack on college campuses (of all places!)? But those are now … Continue reading






Phyllis Schlafly’s Stop Common Core Pledge

Phyllis Schlafly’s Stop Common Core Pledge Sen. Ted Cruz first signer of new Eagle Forum STOP Common Core Pledge. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 1, 2015 CONTACT: Ryan Hite, Communications Director O 314.721.1213 / C 636.357.4292 / [email protected] St. Louis, MO:  Eagle … Continue reading






Stop Common Core Candidate Pledge

I pledge to: oppose Common Core in all its forms and no matter what name it is given; limit or eliminate the various aspects of Common Core that are currently being implemented including, but not limited to, data collection, directed … Continue reading






Common Core Math Invasion

Back to February 2015 Ed Reporter Common Core Math Invasion The November 12, 2014 edition of Education Week, “American Education’s Newspaper of Record,” features a 26-page section that attempts to explain and justify Common Core math. The supplement is titled, … Continue reading






The Common Core Pipeline

Back to January 2015 Ed Reporter The Common Core Pipeline A June 7, 2014 Washington Post article is titled: “How Bill Gates Pulled Off the Swift Common Core Revolution.” It states: “The Gates Foundation spread money across the political spectrum, … Continue reading






January 2015 Phyllis Schlafly Report

January 2015 What Parents Don’t Like About Common Core Common Core is replacing the teaching of traditional American history with a new left-leaning curriculum. Those who say that Common Core doesn’t prescribe curriculum but only spells out standards are playing … Continue reading






New Math on College Campuses

New Math on College Campuses by Phyllis Schlafly January 7, 2015 The New York Times published a provocative news story called “The New Math on Campus.” No, it’s not about the failure of Common Core to teach arithmetic; it’s about … Continue reading






Schools Don’t Teach Kids to Read

Schools Don’t Teach Kids to Read by Phyllis Schlafly December 31, 2014 A high school English teacher at Rosemount High School in Minnesota, which was called a “top ranked school” by the Minnesota Department of Education, given the Blue Ribbon … Continue reading






Common Core: An Uneven Playing Field

Back to December 2014 Ed Reporter Common Core: An Uneven Playing Field Many parents, teachers, legislators and citizens are fighting against the Common Core juggernaut. Some are becoming disillusioned and fear they might never overcome the well-planned and well-financed takeover … Continue reading






Making Math Education Even Worse

Back to October 2014 Ed Reporter Making Math Education Even Worse by Marina Ratner Originally published on August 5, 2014 in The Wall Street Journal © Dow Jones and Company. All rights reserved. I first encountered the Common Core State … Continue reading






Eagle Council 2014 DVDs and CDs

Council 2014 DVDs/CDs: If you attended Eagle Council 2014 or watch the DVDs, you will see the powerhouse of talent, dedication, and good judgment we have brought together in Eagle Forum. Please help us to empower our volunteers to lead … Continue reading






August 2014 Phyllis Schlafly Report

August 2014 Common Core’s Growing Unpopularity The highly acclaimed school standards called Common Core are becoming so unpopular that they may soon be politically untouchable. The critics are piling on from Glenn Beck to the Wall Street Journal, with senior … Continue reading






Common Core’s Growing Unpopularity

Common Core’s Growing Unpopularity by Phyllis Schlafly August 13, 2014 The highly acclaimed school standards called Common Core are becoming so unpopular that they may soon be politically untouchable. The critics are piling on from Glenn Beck to the Wall … Continue reading






Common Core Rejected by States

Back to July 2014 Ed Reporter Common Core Rejected by States In June, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed legislation that permanently halts the use of Common Core standards, requires the state to temporarily use previous standards, and directs that new … Continue reading






An Opportunity to Fight Common Core

Back to July 2014 Ed Reporter An Opportunity to Fight Common Core On July 22, Common Core will be challenged during a live, interactive event at local movie theaters across the nation. Michelle Malkin, Glenn Beck, and others who are … Continue reading






Obama’s Scary Plan for Preschoolers

Back to July 2014 Ed Reporter Obama’s Scary Plan for Preschoolers On May 2, 2014, Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius gave a speech to the Committee for Economic Development. She touted “an exciting investment opportunity.” She … Continue reading






Common Core: Victory in Oklahoma!

July 15, 2014 Common Core: Victory in Oklahoma! For several years, Eagle Forum leaders across the nation have led the fight against the massive federal takeover of our schools known as Common Core. In Oklahoma, several dedicated organizations successfully worked … Continue reading






Common Core Becomes a Nightmare

Common Core Becomes a Nightmare by Phyllis Schlafly July 9, 2014 Americans are waking up to how bad Common Core really is for education, but its nightmare does not go away quickly. Liberal education bureaucrats (“educrats”) are now trying to … Continue reading






Growing Rejection of Common Core

June 2014 Growing Rejection of Common Core The most controversial current issue in education today is clearly Common Core. It’s being more hotly debated than bullying, zero tolerance, sex ed, abortion, or even school lunches. Common Core is the title … Continue reading






Time to Expose the Truth?

Back to June 2014 Ed Reporter Time to Expose the Truth? From reading the mainstream press, Common Core may not sound too bad. Two articles that Time magazine devoted to Common Core (CC) are seriously flawed and mislead those who … Continue reading






Growing Rejection of Common Core

Growing Rejection of Common Core by Phyllis Schlafly June 11, 2014 The most controversial current issue in education today is clearly Common Core. It’s being more hotly debated than bullying, zero tolerance, sex ed, abortion, or even school lunches. Common … Continue reading






Ending Common Core – Please take action!

May 27, 2014 Common Core is on the defensive across the country, but Oklahoma has an opportunity to score the biggest victory against it yet! HB3399 would immediately repeal Common Core and return control of education standards to the state. … Continue reading






NEA Dues Increase to Rescue Common Core

Back to May 2014 Ed Reporter NEA Dues Increase to Rescue Common Core The three-dollar per year dues increase approved by delegates at the Atlanta National Education Association (NEA) convention in July of 2013 went directly to a “special fund” … Continue reading






My Child Is Not Common

My Child Is Not Common by Phyllis Schlafly May 14, 2014 “My Child Is Not Common” are the words on the attention-getting signs carried by a group of white and African-American mothers protesting the adoption of the aggressively promoted Common … Continue reading






Common Core’s Newer Math

Back to April 2014 Ed Reporter Common Core’s Newer Math: A Return to Mathematical Ignorance By David G. Bonagura, Jr. First published on January 17, 2014 in National Review. Reprinted with permission of the author and National Review, Inc. © … Continue reading






Obama Core Is Another Power Grab

March 2014 Obama Core Is Another Power Grab Americans were shocked at the dictatorial grab for power when Barack Obama threatened to change any law with his pen or phone, and even used that power to personally alter Obamacare and … Continue reading






NEA Says Common Core Was Botched

Back to March 2014 Ed Reporter NEA Says Common Core Was ‘Botched’ Dennis Van Roekel has finally been forced to call into question the Obama administration’s “gift” to American education, Common Core. Van Roekel, the President of the nation’s largest … Continue reading






Why Moms Are Protesting Common Core

Why Moms Are Protesting Common Core by Phyllis Schlafly March 5, 2014 One of the major reasons why Moms are vigorously opposing schools adopting the much ballyhooed Common Core standards is that they are tied to the gathering and storing … Continue reading






National Takeover of School Curriculum

National Takeover of School Curriculum by Phyllis Schlafly February 26, 2014 Many people said Ho-Hum when Barack Obama threatened to change any law with his pen or phone, and even used that power to personally alter Obamacare and the welfare … Continue reading






Common Core? No Thank You

Back to February 2014 Ed Reporter Common Core? No Thank You Common Core opponents are surfacing in more states as lawmakers, teachers, and parents become more vocal in protest of the standards that were forced on schools, often without legislative … Continue reading






WYOMING: Common Core Calls Needed Today!

WYOMING: Common Core Calls Needed Today! HB97 Passes Introduction! Contact Ed Committee! February 17, 2014 Great news! Thanks to the hard work of so many activists, especially our friends at Wyoming Citizens Opposing Common Core, House Bill 97 has been … Continue reading






Obama’s Pen vs. the Constitution

Obama’s Pen vs. the Constitution by Phyllis Schlafly January 29, 2014 Barack Obama has now revealed that he unilaterally plans to use executive orders to “bypass” Congress. His shocking words were: “We are not just going to be waiting for … Continue reading






Common Core Takes on Marriage

Back to January 2014 Ed Reporter Hubby, R.I.P. — Hooray! The Common Core Takes on Marriage by Terrence Moore First published at Townhall on December 9, 2013. What are young people being taught in school these days about love and … Continue reading






Parents and Teachers Object to Common Core

Parents and Teachers Object to Common Core by Phyllis Schlafly December 11, 2013 The media are currently filled with reports that U.S. students are scoring poorly on international tests. The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), which compares 15-year-olds in … Continue reading






How Much Is That iPad in the Window?

Back to November 2013 Ed Reporter How Much Is That iPad in the Window? From a state known for earthquakes comes shaking (or a shakedown) of a different sort due to the technology demands of Common Core. Los Angeles Unified … Continue reading






The Common Core Steamroller

Back to November 2013 Ed Reporter The Common Core Steamroller Schools around the nation continue to roll out Common Core, but many are experiencing complications. Some parents are surprised by the new national standards and many teachers are ill prepared. … Continue reading






Gov. Bush Insults Concerned Parents

Back to October 2013 Ed Reporter Gov. Bush Insults Concerned Parents Former governor of Florida Jeb Bush appeared at the National Press Club in September. He was there to support Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, whose school voucher program is under … Continue reading






Duncan Threatens California Over Common Core

Back to October 2013 Ed Reporter Duncan Threatens California Over Common Core Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has threatened to cut off federal education funds to California if state officials don’t administer Common Core testing exactly as he wishes. Although … Continue reading






Dad Arrested at Common Core Forum

Back to October 2013 Ed Reporter Dad Arrested at Common Core Forum The father of a 2nd-grader and a 6th-grader who attend Howard County schools in Maryland was arrested in September for speaking out against Common Core at a state … Continue reading






Eagle Council 2013 DVDs and CDs

Council 2013 DVDs/CDs: If you attended Eagle Council 2013 or watch the DVDs, you will see the powerhouse of talent, dedication, and good judgment we have brought together in Eagle Forum. Please help us to empower our volunteers to lead … Continue reading






Michigan Fights Common Core

Back to September 2013 Ed Reporter Michigan Fights Common Core Michigan is one of several states rethinking Common Core. With few exceptions, the monumental revision of education standards that is Common Core took effect in states without the knowledge of … Continue reading






Backlash Against Common Core

July 2013 Backlash Against Common Core Common Core (CC) is the issue that is bringing out hundreds of citizens who never before attended political meetings. Common Core is the attempt of Barack Obama’s Department of Education to force all states … Continue reading






Common Core Won’t Make Kids Smarter

Common Core Won’t Make Kids Smarter by Phyllis Schlafly July 17, 2013 The new education standards called Common Core won’t make U.S. kids any smarter. The overall Common Core strategy is to raise middle-scoring students a point or two but … Continue reading






Obama’s Pre-K Power Grab

Obama’s Pre-K Power Grab by Phyllis Schlafly June 26, 2013 Under the media’s radar, Obama has been aggressively promoting one of his fiscally extravagant projects announced in his 2013 State of the Union Address: “preschool available to every single child … Continue reading






Push Against Common Core Gains Momentum

Back to May 2013 Ed Reporter Push Against Common Core Gains Momentum As parents, citizens, and legislators learn more about Common Core, some are deciding it is not the best means of improving American education. Parents in many states are … Continue reading






Backlash Against Common Core

Backlash Against Common Core by Phyllis Schlafly May 15, 2013 The national news media haven’t discovered it, but the issue that is bringing out hundreds of citizens who never before attended political meetings is Common Core (CC). More precisely, it … Continue reading






Common Core

Common Core On May 11, 2013, the Governor signed the Indiana Common Core bill. This bill requires the State Board to take no further actions to implement any common core standards and calls for the state board, the legislative study … Continue reading






Common Core’s Political Agenda

Back to April 2013 Ed Reporter Common Core’s Political Agenda The Common Core State Standards are standardizing student learning and performance nationwide and will gauge achievement using national tests. The standards were called for and created at the behest of … Continue reading






Common Core Standards

Back to March 2013 Ed Reporter Common Core Standards’ Devastating Impact on Literary Study and Analytical Thinking by Sandra Stotsky Originally published by The Heritage Foundation, 12-11-2012 Since coming to office, the Obama Administration has been intent on standardizing what … Continue reading






Book of the Month

Back to March 2013 Ed Reporter Book of the Month Common Core: A Trojan Horse for Education Reform, by Orlean Koehle, Small Helm Press Associates, 2012, $18.00 An untried and unvetted fad is being rolled out at all grade levels, … Continue reading






Common Core Math ‘Experiment’ in U.S. Schools

Back to March 2013 Ed Reporter Common Core Math ‘Experiment’ in U.S. Schools All American public schools except those in Alaska, Minnesota, Nebraska, Texas, and Virginia have started teaching to nationalized Common Core (CC) math standards. (Minnesota adopted the English … Continue reading






Wisconsin: Calls Needed to Oppose Common Core

Wisconsin: Calls Needed to Oppose “Common Core” March 26, 2013   Dear Wisconsin Friend,   Our representatives in Madison need to hear your concerns about nationalizing education standards in the United States by states adopting the “Common Core” standards. We … Continue reading






New Obama Initiatives to Watch Out For

January 2013 New Obama Initiatives to Watch Out For North Korea Gives Us a Wakeup Call It should have been a loud wakeup call in December when North Korea successfully launched a three-stage rocket delivering a payload in orbit around … Continue reading