Rochester union says poor kids can’t learn, so teachers shouldn’t be held accountable

Victor Skinner EAGnews 3/11/2014

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Poor students don’t learn as well as rich students, and Rochester teachers shouldn’t be evaluated on how their poverty-stricken students perform on state tests.

That’s the sad argument the Rochester Teachers Association is making in a recent lawsuit it filed against New York Regents and the state’s education […]

Were 5th graders forced to recite ‘We learn more with common core!’ poem?

Glenn Beck 8/9/2013

According to a radio listener in North Carolina, a group of 80 5th grade students were allegedly forced to recite an indoctrination poem that hammered home just how wonderful Common Core really is. “We learn more with Common Core. Text genre, features and theme to explore, we learned more with Common Core.” […]

Two-Thirds of Wisconsin Public-School 8th Graders Can’t Read Proficiently—Despite Highest Per Pupil Spending in Midwest

Terence P. Jeffrey 2/22/11

Students from Appleton West High School protest a proposal by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker that would make teachers pay a fraction of their own pension and health-insurance costs. AP Photo/Sharon Cekada

( – Two-thirds of the eighth graders in Wisconsin public schools cannot read proficiently according to the […]