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Pushing back against PARCC/Achieve Inc. lobbyists

By Michelle Malkin  •  April 4, 2014 05:59 AM

Pushing back against PARCC/Achieve Inc. lobbyists by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2014 Attention, class: A Common Core mouthpiece wants to rap my knuckles with his Gates Foundation-funded ruler. In response to my column two weeks ago about the marketing overlords pushing the Fed Ed racket, Chad Colby of Achieve Inc. demanded corrections. Let’s go […]

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 […]

Revolt against the testing tyrants

By Michelle Malkin  •  March 19, 2014 07:12 AM

Revolt against the testing tyrants by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2014 Have you had enough of the testing tyranny? Join the club. To be clear: I’m not against all standardized academic tests. My kids excel on tests. The problem is that there are too damned many of these top-down assessments, measuring who knows what, […]

Go figure: ‘Bossy’ not a horrible word 3 months ago but now FLOTUS wants it banned

By Doug Powers  •  March 10, 2014 09:34 PM

Speechless

Your tax dollars at work: Planned Parenthood video promotes S & M to teens

By Doug Powers  •  February 27, 2014 10:37 AM

Handcuffed

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 — […]

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce vs. America

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 24, 2014 09:03 AM

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce vs. America by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2014 The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is a politically entrenched synod of special interests. These fat cats do not represent the best interests of American entrepreneurs, American workers, American parents and students, or Americans of any race, class or age who believe […]

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 […]

Latest scapegoats for Obamacare debacle: ‘Southern white radicals’

By Doug Powers  •  January 2, 2014 01:55 PM

Ted Cruz’ fault?

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 […]

Obama’s Cash for Universal Preschool Clunker Plan

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 11, 2013 10:15 AM

Obama’s Cash for Universal Preschool Clunker Plan by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2013 It’s elementary: When Democrats find themselves in political trouble, they reach for your wallets. After squandering billions on an ineffectual stimulus, failed green energy boondoggles and the disastrous Unaffordable Care Act, the Obama White House wants to dump $75 billion more […]

Journalism prof’s beyond stupid WaPo op-ed: Did the Tea Party kill JFK?

By Doug Powers  •  November 22, 2013 11:06 PM

**Written by Doug Powers A journalism professor (what a, uh, surprise) at the University of Texas has found the roots of the Tea Party, and they go clear back to Dallas, Texas in 1963. This story is such a reach that it has stretch marks: If today’s extremist rhetoric sounds familiar, that’s because it is […]

Arne Duncan’s war on women and children

By Michelle Malkin  •  November 20, 2013 10:16 AM

I’m not going to let Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s attack on moms and their kids who oppose Common Core just fade away. His fauxpology is meaningless. His defenders are clueless. No wonder Moms Against Duncan is swelling on Facebook. My syndicated column today reiterates and amplifies Monday’s blog post on Duncan’s bigotry and arrogance. Keep […]

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 […]

Has Matt Damon eaten his shoe yet over his ‘never been in a public school’ claim about the Bush family?

By Doug Powers  •  November 16, 2013 01:21 PM

Sole searching

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 […]

Creepy Oregon educrat preaches government authority over kids from “prenatal to graduate school”

By Michelle Malkin  •  October 10, 2013 04:03 PM

We are all familiar with the progressive “cradle-to-grave” agenda. But now, at least one Oregon educrat is publicly pushing his grubby government hands even further into our children’s lives. Out: K-12. In: P20. As in “prenatal” to age 20, from womb through graduate school. Here’s video of Oregon deputy state schools superintendent Rob Saxton explaining […]

Your tax dollars at work: Fed Ed funds $1 million worth of kayaks, toys for wealthy Conn. school district’s “wellness initiative”

By Michelle Malkin  •  October 9, 2013 11:24 AM

A tipster e-mails: Westport, Connecticut has an avg home selling price of $1.8 million. The federal Dept of Education awarded the town a $1 million grant to buy kayaks, paddle boards and roller blades as part of a “wellness” program. Seriously??? Most of these kids have better sports equipment than pro teams. Here’s more on […]

More parents stand up to educrats, face no-trespass and gag orders

By Michelle Malkin  •  October 8, 2013 12:50 PM

I said it at an education summit in Nebraska a few weeks ago: We parents of school-age children are all Robert Smalls. We are all Robert Smalls. We, not the Obamas or the Bushes or the Gateses or educrats in Washington, are our children’s primary educational providers. Control over our children begins and ends with […]

Education’s Shiny Toy Syndrome

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 27, 2013 09:24 AM

Education’s Shiny Toy Syndrome by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2013 It’s elementary. Public education bureaucrats do the darnedest, stupidest things. Clever kids are ready, willing and able to capitalize on that costly stupidity in a heartbeat. Within days of rolling out a $30 million Common Core iPad program in Los Angeles, for example, students […]

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 […]

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