Arne On Tour: Teachers are Too White, Too Poor, Too Female

Blake Neff The Libertarian Republic 09 Sep 2014

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, embarking on a bus tour across the country since taking office, said Monday that the U.S. needs a higher-paid teaching force with with more minorities and men in it.

The tour, Duncan’s fifth annual one since taking office, opened in Atlanta on […]

Look who’s being paid by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to cover Common Core

Twitchy 7/13/2014

…Wow. Here’s a link to the Gates-subsidized NBCNews.com article. There is no indication that it’s an advertisement or advertorial. It appears to be a bona fide news story written by a bona fide reporter (Nona Willis Aronowitz). Here it is featured along with NBC News’ other articles on its education page…

…It’s no […]

Rhode Island Parents Petition School District to Opt Out of Common Core

Dr. Susan Berry Breitbart.com Big Government 6 Jul 2014

Where states are failing to repeal the controversial Common Core standards, many parents have decided to take matters into their own hands and petition their local school districts to drop the nationalized standards and replace them with others of their choosing.

In Rhode Island, Smithfield parent […]

Common Core Roots Lie in Ties Between Barack Obama, Bill Ayers

Dr. Susan Berry Breitbart.com Big Government 5 Dec 2013

  In an article published on Monday that advocates for Common Core standards, the Associated Press presents what amounts to the typical talking points for supporters when faced with criticism that Common Core is a federal takeover of education.

The standards were created by the National […]

Louisiana Judge Rules Jindal’s Voucher Program Violates State Constitution

Tony Lee Breitbart.com Big Government 2 Dec 2012

A Louisiana judge on Friday ruled that Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s landmark school voucher program violated the state’s constitution that governs how taxpayer monies can be used to fund education, ruling that state funds were “never meant to be diverted to private educational providers.”

Nearly 5,000 students […]

TX Governor Perry turns down national education funds

by Andy Barr Politico.com 1/14/10

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is not applying for up to $700 million in federal stimulus dollars for his state’s education fund.

Perry made the announcement in a letter to Education Secretary Arne Duncan sent Wednesday. The money would be available via the federal Race to the Top program, which will […]