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Arne Duncan: Common Core Now Letter of the Law and Can Be Implemented

The federal government now has the ability to implement Common Core, according to former Education Secretary Arne Duncan...

A Nevada Benchmark for ESA-Driven Transformational Change

The Friedman Foundation has benchmarked the Nevada school system so we’ll know the effect of the Nevada Education Savings Account law...

More Evidence of School System Failure, But not of "Failure of Market Reform"

A new book documents that another attempt to significantly improve the school system central plan has failed, and that education scholars nearly always have no idea what "market reform" means, writes NCPA Senior Fellow John Merrifield...

The Benefits of Field Trips

Field trips provide numerous advantages unavailable in the classroom...

Common Core Now Law of the Land

Under the new Every Student Succeed Act, the government is requiring states to "demonstrate" that they have adopted standards aligned to "college and career standards"...

Another Devastating Unintended Side Effect of the System's Appearance of Fairness Imperative

Disruptive students are an inevitable result of futility in trying to make one size fit...

President Signs the New "No Child Left Behind Act"

President Obama just signed the reform of the No Child Left Behind Act, it is now called the "Every Child Succeeds Act"...

U.S. House -- and GOP -- Passes ObamaCORE

Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, has admitted that Common Core is not about academic learning but rather changing beliefs, values, behavior and worldviews of students...

"Arne Duncan Pinpoints Where Schools Fail": Not!!

Arne Duncan missed an exit interview opportunity to abandon political correctness and identify America’s true school system reform imperatives, writes John Merrifield...

The Sad Truth About Why College Degrees Have Become More Valuable

Students now need to spend big bucks on higher education to get them just past where they could have been with high school effectiveness at the "Nation at Risk" level of the early 1980's...


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