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

Book of the Month

Back to April 2014 Ed Reporter Book of the Month Sex, Lies, and Hook Ups: A Parent’s Guide for Fighting Back, Sally B. Raymond, et al., Heritage Community Services, 2012, $34.95. Sex, Lies, and Hook Ups is written by Heritage … Continue reading

When Abstinence Doesn’t Mean Abstinence

Back to April 2014 Ed Reporter When Abstinence Doesn’t Mean Abstinence Parents in Shawnee, Kansas were disturbed when students at Hocker Grove Middle School were shown a sexually explicit poster in a “health” class that is supposedly “abstinence-based.” One father … Continue reading

Education Briefs

Back to April 2014 Ed Reporter Education Briefs Indiana is the first state to reverse its decision to use Common Core standards, but drafts of the replacement standards are disappointing. Dr. Sandra Stotsky, creator of the excellent (former) Massachusetts standards, … Continue reading

Math As Indoctrination

Back to April 2014 Ed Reporter Math As Indoctrination From January 17-19, 2014, self-described “social justice educators” held a conference at University High School in Los Angeles. They called their sixth annual conference “Creating Balance in an Unjust World.” The … Continue reading

Local or Federal Lunch Standards?

Back to April 2014 Ed Reporter Local or Federal Lunch Standards? At Uintah Elementary School in Salt Lake City, as many as 40 children had their school lunches thrown in the garbage by cafeteria employees. The students were only allowed … Continue reading

Federal Race-based Disciplinary Quotas

Back to March 2014 Ed Reporter Federal Race-based Disciplinary Quotas The Departments of Justice and Education issued a 23-page joint memorandum to states, districts, and schools warning them that they must “meet their obligations under Federal law to administer student … Continue reading

Just The Ticket for Students

Back to March 2014 Ed Reporter Just The Ticket for Students January 26 to February 1, 2014, was National School Choice Week, an event celebrating educational opportunity. Schools, organizations, and individuals offered 5,500 events independently planned as nonpartisan and nonpolitical … Continue reading