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Is the Common Core Curriculum (National Curriculum) a Cover-Up?

Is the Common Core Curriculum (National Curriculum) a Cover-Up?

Is the Common Core Curriculum (National Curriculum) a Cover-Up? By Linda Dobson (Common Core Curriculum) Everyone knows that state budgets are strained, busting at the seams. Would this be a good time to offer up dollars in exchange for getting the states to behave in a way you'd like them to? If you're the U. S.  Department of Education, [...]

Public Schooling Revolt Begins; Will Last for Years – Part 3

Public Schooling Revolt Begins; Will Last for Years – Part 3

The last of a three part series on the Public Schooling Revolt By Linda Dobson Okay. So far the money well is running dry. There are almost as many administrators in schools as there are students. The federal government, which has no business messing in schooling in the first place, is now calling the tunes from Washington to which your [...]

Top 10 Things I Learned from the National Education Summit

Top 10 Things I Learned from the National Education Summit

By Linda Dobson Boy, there sure has been a lot of yakking going on about the failure of public schools this week, hasn't there? There were those who spoke out on NBC's "Education Nation." There were fed representatives in the form of U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and the President himself. There were newspaper articles and blog posts [...]

CA Teachers Union Calls for Newspaper Boycott as NYC Parents Demand Answers

CA Teachers Union Calls for Newspaper Boycott as NYC Parents Demand Answers

By Linda Dobson After the Los Angeles Times ran an article they termed an "analysis of teacher effectiveness," David Sanchez, president of the California Teachers Association, said, "Publishing the database … is irresponsible and disrespectful to the hard-working teachers of Los Angeles." He has called for teachers to boycott the [...]

Fed’s $4 Billion Education Carrot May be Losing Its Appeal

Fed’s $4 Billion Education Carrot May be Losing Its Appeal

Fed's $4 Billion Education Carrot May be Losing Its Appeal By Linda Dobson A few weeks ago, a dozen governors who were among the finalists competing to receive a piece of the Obama administration’s $4+ billion economic stimulus called Race to the Top grants for school systems had stars in their eyes. After just two states – Delaware [...]

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