ObamaCare Coming to a School Near You

Obama Pours Millions into Building and Renovating Healthcare Centers on School Campuses As the U.S. Supreme Court mulls the constitutionality of the Democrats’ Affordable Care Act which appropriates $200 million for the School-Based Health Center Capital Program, last Wednesday $75 million in taxpayer money became available to build and renovate health clinics inside schools. The … Continue reading ObamaCare Coming to a School Near You

Controlling Education From the Top: Why the Common Core is Bad for America

There’s a wealth of clearly written and referenced information –much you may not know– in a white paper released this week:   Controlling Education From the Top: Why the Common Core is Bad for America.  (by American Principles Project and Pioneer Institute)  http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/state_edwatch/Controlling-Education-From-the-Top%5B1%5D.pdf The first section focuses on the mediocrity of the standards, which have redefined “college readiness” as preparing students … Continue reading Controlling Education From the Top: Why the Common Core is Bad for America

SBAC and Utah’s Database

Dear Utah State School Board, First, thank you for putting on last Thursday’s statewide forum.  It was an admirable display of freedom of speech and thought in America.  Both sides were treated with fairness and respect. Second, I’m asking you to review some additional research as you weigh educational data-collection methods and as you advise school boards statewide … Continue reading SBAC and Utah’s Database

Correcting the USOE’s “Facts” – Education without Representation

Addendum: If the USOE would care to respond to any of this information as a rebuttal, I would be happy to post it on this website. Consider this a challenge to debunk our information with documented facts. The Utah State Office of Education has published a pamphlet to try and tell people that all the … Continue reading Correcting the USOE’s “Facts” – Education without Representation

Why States Should Hop Off the Federal Bandwagon

4/23/12 Article on Heritage Foundation Blog When “states signed on to common core standards, they did not realize…that they were transferring control of the school curriculum to the federal government,” said Sandra Stotsky, 21st Century Chair in Teacher Quality at the University of Arkansas’s Department of Education Reform, speaking at The Heritage Foundation on Tuesday. … Continue reading Why States Should Hop Off the Federal Bandwagon

A Recent History of Utah’s Math Standards

I keep hearing accusations that we are against higher standards and thought it would be appropriate to set the record straight since the facts show the USOE certainly isn’t concerned with higher standards. As one individual who was very involved in the math standards issue the last several years I would like to give you … Continue reading A Recent History of Utah’s Math Standards

Evidence

Evidence of a National Education Takeover Due to the onslaught of new information, this page is a little bit outdated. There is still a lot of great stuff here, but the latest research and information has only been posted to the blog. Starter articles Cato Institute The Other Federal Takeover Pioneer Institute The Road to … Continue reading Evidence

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