December 2013 Education Reporter

Catholics Join Common Core Protest, ADHD: Classroom Crutch? ADHD Drugs of Choice at Colleges Education Briefs Duncan Bus Tour and Promise Grants Administrators Force Teachers to Change Grades Book of the Month: Why Teach?: In Defense of Real Education Escaping … Continue reading

Pre-K Is for Bureaucrats, Not Kids

Pre-K Is for Bureaucrats, Not Kids by Phyllis Schlafly December 18, 2013 In an attempt to shift public discussion from the Obamacare train wreck, as well as toady to the feminists, Barack Obama is again promoting universal tax-paid daycare for … 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

National Civics, History Tests to Disappear

Back to November 2013 Ed Reporter National Civics, History Tests to Disappear This article was originally published on July 25, 2013 at Heartland.org and in Human Events. It is reprinted with permission. by Haley Stauss The National Assessment of Educational … Continue reading

Obama Fails Geography

Back to November 2013 Ed Reporter Obama Fails Geography Apparently President Obama’s geography knowledge is not as good as it should be. He’s made several errors of late, but the most glaring happened on the Tonight Show. Obama said: “If … Continue reading

Education Briefs

Back to November 2013 Ed Reporter Education Briefs Janet Napolitano will earn a base salary of $570,000 as president of the University of California’s ten-campus system, although she has no prior academic experience. Now earning nearly triple what she made … Continue reading

Cursive Handwriting’s Benefits

Back to November 2013 Ed Reporter Cursive Handwriting’s Benefits Emphasis on teaching cursive writing has been on the decline since the 1990s. At least 41 states do not require handwriting instruction. (USA Today, 8-12-13) Since the advent of Common Core, … 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