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By Kaye Wonderhouse On Saturday, February 4th, 2017
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Bernie Sanders turns to ‘sexist’ demeaning attacks against Betsy DeVos

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders asked President Trump’s education secretary candidate, Betsy DeVos, whether she would have got the job if her family had not donated $200m to the Republican party. Sanders’ More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, January 11th, 2016
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Connecticut: Landmark trial over public school funding to begin

Photo/Nodar Kherkheulidze via wikimedia commons A landmark lawsuit is headed to trial over whether Connecticut’s method of funding public schools is unconstitutional because it fails to provide equal opportunities More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, July 18th, 2015
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Sen Paul is one of 17 ‘nays’ on the recently passed Every Child Achieves Act of 2015 bill

In a Senate vote of 81-17 Thursday, S. 1177, the Every Child Achieves Act of 2015 passed and will next go to the House of Representatives for consideration. It is a bipartisan educational policy reform bill that More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, June 15th, 2015
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New Video: Jeb Bush ‘introduces’ himself ahead of 2016 Presidential announcement

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is set to make his formal 2016 presidential campaign announcement on Monday in Miami, but drop a new video casting himself as a problem solver during his two terms as Florida More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, April 27th, 2015
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Richard Dreyfuss on PoliticKING: civics in schools, ISIS, voting on ’empty phrases’

Richard Dreyfuss explains his movement to bring American civics back into the classroom and why he doesn’t vote to Larry King on his Ora.TV show PoliticKING with Larry King. DREYFUSS: So all the guys that More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
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‘Weasel liberal’ Bill Bennett defends Common Core, invoking Ronald Reagan

Conservative radio host Bill Bennett began Thursday morning’s show by responding to criticisms from a listener’s email, which targeted Bennett’s support of education standards called Common Core More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, March 23rd, 2015
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Full transcript: Ted Cruz speech at Liberty University March 23, 2015

This is a transcript of Ted Cruz’s speech at Liberty University on March 23, 20155, officially announcing his intention to run for President. TED CRUZ: Good to see you.  (APPLAUSE) Thank you. (APPLAUSE) Thank More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, March 16th, 2015
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Education chaos: Common Core, Arne Duncan on inequality, fairness and federal spending

Many school systems remain “fundamentally separate and unequal,” U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said and a Sunday Washington Post article claims Common Core makes the divide greater. Duncan points More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, March 11th, 2015
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South Carolina votes on Common Core replacement

The South Carolina Board of Education adopted standards in English/language arts and mathematics to replace the Common Core State Standards at its March 11 meeting. Last year, Gov. Nikki Haley, a Republican, signed More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, January 2nd, 2015
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Jeb Bush resigns from ‘boards,’ signaling 2016 presidential run

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has resigned from all of his corporate and nonprofit board memberships, a move which points to a 2016 Presidential run. “He will be reviewing his remaining business engagements More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014
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Texas approves disputed textbooks

After several delays and much dispute, the Texas State Board of Education approved new social studies textbooks  with a 9-5 vote, divided along party lines. over the last several months, there has been much debate More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, December 1st, 2014
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New data: Homeschooling rises, Common Core to blame

Jeb Bush, Bill Gates and others may have tried to put their weight and stamp of approval on Common Core, but the controversial national education standard is being cited as the main reason for a spike in homeschooling. More...

By Butter Bracco On Monday, August 18th, 2014
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North Carolina Common Core blamed for surge in homeschooling

Residents in North Carolina blame the national Common Core curriculum as the reason for their choosing to homeschool their children. The state has seen a 27 percent increase since the 2011-2012 school year.   “As More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, June 23rd, 2014
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Gov Bobby Jindal points to ‘rebellion’ against Washington, Common Core

Bobby Jindal, the Republican governor of Louisiana spoke about the growing animosity towards Washington DC, the implementaiton of Common Core and hostility towards Christians. “I can sense right now a rebellion More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Friday, June 6th, 2014
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Oklahoma Gov Mary Fallin repeals Common Core standards

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill Thursday that repeals the adoption of the standards and directs the Oklahoma Board of Education to create new, more rigorous standards by August 2016. “We are very capable More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
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Libertarian Adrian Wyllie calls out Jeb Bush, Neil Bush on profits from Common Core

donkeyhotey donkeyhotey.wordpress.com Many parents in Florida are frustrated with Common Core, but are unaware of the connection to the Bush family, says the Libertarian candidate for governor. Adrian Wyllie spoke More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, March 16th, 2014
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Bill Gates on Common Core: “It’s not a federal takeover”

Billionaire philanthropist, Bill Gates discussed several issues this morning with ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” with Mr. Stephanopoulos to include his “passion project”, Common More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, November 23rd, 2013
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Are you a Democrat or Republican: Mississippi school teaching students political stereotypes

Common Core has become a hot topic for parents, teachers and students, especially since Education Secretary Arne Duncan targeted critics using race. Now a political “quiz” for 6th graders asks students More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Saturday, November 23rd, 2013
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Middle school book: ‘White voters would never vote for a black President’

Some are blaming Common Core while others are just calling it outrageous. A middle school book about President Obama thrusts race into the 2008 election, making the bold claims ‘white voters would never vote More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
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Education Secretary Arne Duncan says ‘White suburban mothers’ comments about Common Core was ‘clumsy phrasing’

Education Secretary Arne Duncan had to battle questions and criticisms after his remarks regarding opponents of Common Core, the latest Federal standard rolling out to public schools. Duncan said that opposition More...


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