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Congrats, Diane Douglas! Grass-roots activist ousts pro-Common Core state supe in Arizona GOP primary

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 26, 2014 10:21 PM

Most of the rest of the nation has never heard of Diane Douglas. But the education establishment in D.C. and Common Core’s overlords — looking at you, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Gates Foundation, Jeb Bush, etc. etc. etc — will all know her name tomorrow morning. Grass-roots parents and anti-Common Core activists in Arizona know […]

Good riddance: Common Core backlash claims new political casualties

By Michelle Malkin  •  May 9, 2014 12:09 AM

Good riddance: Common Core backlash claims new casualties by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2014 All politics is local. So Republican politicians with national ambitions better pay attention to what grassroots parents are saying and doing about the federal education racket known as Common Core. In bellwether Indiana this week, anti-Common Core activists won a […]

David Plouffe applies Common Core math to Benghazi: ‘Delusional minority’ support investigation

By Doug Powers  •  May 6, 2014 01:11 AM

Delusional

Big Government GOP’s Common Core Rebrand Hustle

By Michelle Malkin  •  April 30, 2014 06:59 AM

Big Government GOP’s Common Core Rebrand Hustle by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2014 This weekend on “Fox News Sunday,” anchor Chris Wallace credited his guest, Republican Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, with leading the nation as the “first state to fall out of the Common Core national education standards.” If only it were true. Wallace […]

Dear Mike Pence: Don’t pull a Huckabee on Common Core

By Michelle Malkin  •  April 21, 2014 06:58 AM

As you know from my coverage of Common Core, the Big Government and Big Business forces that have colluded on this boondoggle have been partners on expanding the federal role in education for a long, long time. And as I’ve pointed out since day one, one of their core strategies has been to rename and […]

Get to know the Common Core marketing overlords

By Michelle Malkin  •  March 21, 2014 07:33 AM

Get to know the Common Core marketing overlords by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2014 They’re everywhere. Turn on Fox News, local news, Animal Planet, HGTV, The Family Channel or talk radio. Pro-Common Core commercials have been airing ad nauseam in a desperate attempt to persuade American families to support the beleaguered federal education standards/testing/technology […]

Why parents are “paranoid” about Common Core

By Michelle Malkin  •  February 21, 2014 09:49 AM

Why parents are “paranoid” about Common Core by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2014 This week’s award for Biggest Common Core Jerk goes to Missouri GOP state legislator Mike Lair. Parents, teachers and administrators who object to the government education “standards” racket — which usurps local control, impedes academic achievement and undermines family privacy — […]

Common Core and the EduTech abyss

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 8, 2014 09:19 AM

Common Core and the EduTech abyss by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2013 The Common Core gold rush is on. Apple, Pearson, Google, Microsoft and Amplify are all cashing in on the federal standards/testing/textbook racket. But the EduTech boondoggle is no boon for students. It’s more squandered tax dollars down the public school drain. Even […]

Stossel: The flaws in Common Core

By Doug Powers  •  January 2, 2014 01:01 PM

**Written by Doug Powers At Reason.com, John Stossel has a good column about Common Core educational standards. In part of the article, Stossel discusses math problems that are worded in a way so as to be almost intentionally confusing in order to be able to awards points just for effort: Common Core de-emphasizes correct answers […]

Colorado principal: Common Core threatens our autonomy, student privacy, and mission of excellence

By Michelle Malkin  •  November 18, 2013 09:26 AM

I’ve pointed out many times over the last year that the Common Core federal standards/testing/curriculum racket is a grave threat to school choice. Big Government Republicans such as Jeb Bush and Mike Huckabee pay lip service to increasing school choice and supporting charter schools, private schools, and homeschooling. Yet, they have been among the loudest […]

A brown-skinned suburban mom responds to Common Core bigot Arne Duncan

By Michelle Malkin  •  November 18, 2013 02:28 AM

Ohhhh yes, the red blood underneath my brown skin is boiling. This Obama educrat has stepped in it. Big time. Race card-wielding Education Secretary Arne Duncan is nothing but a corrupt and bankrupt bigot. We’ll get to his diatribe in a moment. But first, let’s step back for some perspective, reflection, and background on this […]

Big news in fight against Common Core: InBloom-peddling Jefferson County CO superintendent resigns tonight; school board severs ties with inBloom

By Michelle Malkin  •  November 7, 2013 09:27 PM

As longtime veterans of the Common Core wars know, the battle isn’t merely about how Fed Ed’s so-called “standards” are susceptible to left-wing propagandizing. The bigger fight has been against the Big Government/Big Business machine infiltrating school districts through testing, textbook, and technology trojan horses. On this front, conservative, liberal, and independent parents alike have […]

How NOT to argue with parents about Common Core

By Michelle Malkin  •  October 18, 2013 07:43 AM

Here’s a new installment of my Rotten to the Core series on education and curriculum. See below for previous columns and background links. How NOT to argue with parents about Common Core by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2013 As an outspoken critic of the federal academic standards scheme known as Common Core, I’d like […]

Rejecting Jeb Bush’s Fed Ed racket: Florida turns against Common Core

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 24, 2013 09:31 AM

Jeb Bush can deride and mock opponents of shoddy, costly, intrusive, and unconstitutional Common Core standards all he wants. The grass-roots movement against Fed Ed can’t be stopped. In Bush’s own Florida, GOP Gov. Rick Scott issued an executive order yesterday withdrawing the state from the Common Core testing consortium known as PARCC. Word is […]

“Parents, you need to question these people!:” Shock video of dad arrested at school meeting after challenging Common Core; Update: Charges dropped

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 20, 2013 10:46 PM

Scroll for update…charges dropped, questions remain… If you haven’t read my column today on Jeb Bush’s latest Common Core snit fit, do it now. Then, watch this: Next, read this e-mail I received tonight from a parent in Baltimore County, Md: I know you are vehemently against the Common Core standards that are being thrust […]

Jeb Bush’s latest Common Core snit fit

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 20, 2013 09:18 AM

Here’s a new installment of my Rotten to the Core series on education and curriculum. See below for previous columns and background links. The fight for local control, limited government, and fiscal accountability and the fight against Big Governnment/Big Business/Fed Ed elites continue. Press on! Jeb Bush’s latest Common Core snit fit by Michelle Malkin […]

Stop Common Core video of the day: 3 x 4 = 11

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 14, 2013 12:13 PM

Loyal readers know of my longtime crusade against fuzzy math/Everyday Math and Common Core educational corruption. So this new video of an apparent teacher training session on Common Core math — in which the trainer explains how getting the wrong answer is right — will come as no surprise (via Stanley Kurtz): The twisted pedagogy […]

Today: Twitter rally to stop Common Core

By Michelle Malkin  •  April 16, 2013 10:29 AM

If you are a parent, educator, or activist concerned about the federal takeover of your kids’ tests, textbooks, and curriculum, you need to be on Twitter. Today, the group Parent-Led Reform is holding a national Twitter rally to inform others about the growing grass-roots revolt against Fed Ed. Search the hashtag #stopcommoncore and tune in […]

Rotten to the Core: Conservatives spearhead drive at RNC meeting to stop Common Core

By Michelle Malkin  •  April 10, 2013 02:58 PM

Thanks to grass-roots activism, limited-government think tanks, whistle-blowing educators and bloggers, vigilant local and state legislators, and tireless parents committed to protecting their children, the truth about federalized Common Core standards is spreading. Every voice counts. Glenn Beck and his team at The Blaze have done invaluable work exposing the corrupt, privacy-undermining Fed Ed scheme […]

Attention, parents: Common Core opt-out form now available

By Michelle Malkin  •  March 11, 2013 09:11 AM

Courtesy of Truth in American Education, you can now exercise your parental rights to protect your children from the nationalized Common Core racket. Download, print, Facebook, tweet, and share the opt-out form. The revolt is growing. Make your voice and your choice heard. *** My Rotten to the Core series: Rotten to the Core, Part […]

Jeb Bush: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce water boy

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 16, 2014 09:03 PM

Jeb Bush: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce waterboy by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2014 Allow me to unite America’s Left, Right, and Center in just three words: No, Jeb, No! Former GOP Florida governor Jeb Bush made the obvious official this week when he announced on Facebook and Twitter that he’s “actively exploring” a […]

Welcome to TotCare: Obama’s preschool takeover

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 9, 2014 09:51 PM

Welcome to TotCare: Obama’s preschool takeover by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2014 The wheels on the bus go ’round and ’round, just like the endless cycles of big, bad government programs to federalize preschool and daycare. On Wednesday, the White House Summit on Early Education will unveil nearly $1 billion in new “investments” to […]

Nothing on Terry Bean

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 3, 2014 07:27 AM

Nothing on Terry Bean by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2014 If real estate mogul and deep-pocketed White House donor Terry Bean were a Republican, he’d be a household name by now. Bean’s face would be splashed all over the covers of grocery-stand newsweeklies. The garrulous hostesses of ABC’s “The View” would be haranguing the […]

Look who’s data-mining your toddlers

By Michelle Malkin  •  October 9, 2014 10:07 PM

Look who’s data-mining your toddlers by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2014 Attention, parents: Have your little ones been subjected to “TS Gold” in school yet? If you care about student privacy, data mining and classroom intrusions, you might want to start asking questions and protecting your children now before it’s too late. What’s happening […]

‘A’ Is for Agitation: What’s Really Going on in Jefferson County Schools

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 25, 2014 10:56 PM

These misguided kids need to learn some real critical thinking skills. (Photo: CPR) ‘A’ Is for Agitation: What’s Really Going on in Jefferson County Schools by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2014 There’s a big battle brewing in the Jefferson County, Colorado, school system. The manufactured controversy over a proposed curriculum review is generating national […]

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