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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...

The Come Back of the One-Room Schoolhouse

The range of exciting school options continues to expand…oddly enough, in Texas where school choice legislation has been thwarted by those who oppose competition to government run schools...

Teacher Pay -- A Scarcity Issue?

Across the United States there are more teachers than education positions, allowing teacher pay to decrease in order to meet the market demand...

The Politicization of American Universities

American universities have become politicized to the extent that academic standards have been plunging...

Common Core Ally Breaks Ranks

The backlash against Common Core has grown steadily since states first implemented the initiative...

Online Community College Courses Show Paradoxical Results

In spite of the negative research findings about course completion rates, community college administrators are touting online classes to increase their enrollments and cut costs...

Republican Free Enterprise Schizophrenia

School choice legislation that passed the Texas Senate suffered an undemocratic demise at the hands of three people...


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