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

AP Classes Gain Popularity

Back to March 2014 Ed Reporter AP Classes Gain Popularity In February of 2014 the College Board released its 44-page “10th Annual Advanced Placement Report to the Nation.” Students across America take Advanced Placement (AP) classes in order to experience … Continue reading

Education Briefs

Back to March 2014 Ed Reporter Education Briefs About a dozen Marinette Middle School parents complained to Wisconsin school officials when students were asked to give very personal information as part of an anti-bullying exercise. Students were asked to step … Continue reading