NEA: Testing Is “Stupid”

Back to September 2014 Ed Reporter NEA: Testing Is “Stupid” Standardized testing of students has been increasing for years but only when student test scores became a tool used to assess teacher performance, determine their compensation, and affect their job … Continue reading

The Dead-End Road Called Pre-K

The Dead-End Road Called Pre-K by Phyllis Schlafly August 27, 2014 After President Obama in his 2013 State of the Union address called for a new federal entitlement for taxpayer-funded free preschool or pre-K for all 4-year-olds, we thought his … Continue reading

Sluggish Cognitive Tempo Disorder

Back to July 2014 Ed Reporter Sluggish Cognitive Tempo Disorder Schools may soon be handing out drugs to treat yet another psychological disorder, in addition to ADD and ADHD. The January issue of the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology dedicates … Continue reading

Life and Death of Vocational Education

Back to July 2014 Ed Reporter Life and Death of Vocational Education With the advent of the “college-for-all” movement, vocational education has almost disappeared from high schools. But jobs that involve welding, plumbing, 3-D printers, or baking cakes; occupations that include … Continue reading

Education Briefs

Back to July 2014 Ed Reporter Education Briefs The judge in Vergara v. California has issued a tentative decision in favor of abolishing the union-friendly laws that make it nearly impossible to fire a teacher in that state. Judge Rolf … 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