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  • Common Core spawns widespread political fights

    More than five years after U.S. governors began a bipartisan effort to set new standards in American schools, the Common Core initiative has morphed into a political tempest fueling division among Republicans.

  • Report estimates half of vets on GI Bill graduate

    A little more than half of the veterans who got college money under the GI Bill since 2009 eventually graduated, though many took longer to do it, a new study estimates.

  • Bobby Jindal: America needs an 'all of the above' strategy to expand educational opportunity

    President Obama has promised to make 2014 a “year of action” dedicated toward “opportunity for all.” Unfortunately, the actions his administration is taking are moving our country in exactly the wrong direction, and will deny educational opportunities to families most in need of them....

  • Pre-K funding fight causes break in budget talks

    ALBANY, N.Y. — The Legislature's top Republican hastily left budget negotiations Friday complaining that there has been too much emphasis on New York City and Mayor Bill de Blasio when it comes to prekindergarten funding. "So far as I'm concerned, we have a problem right now," Senate...

  • New Mexico sued over public-school financing

    SANTA FE, N.M. — Parents of public school students have sued the state to increase funding for education and target more assistance to disadvantaged students who are living in poverty or learning English. The lawsuit was announced Thursday by the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty, which...

  • Watchdog group: UNC broke state law by harassing Willingham

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — University of North Carolina officials appear to have violated state law when they criticized a reading specialist who concluded that some basketball and football players couldn't read at a third-grade level, the head of a government accountability advocacy group says....

  • Get to know the Common Core marketing overlords

    They're everywhere. Turn on Fox News, local news, Animal Planet, HGTV 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 racket. Who's funding these...

  • Obama to push myths about working women in Florida

    President Obama will be in Florida on Thursday to speak at Valencia Community College in Orlando about challenges that women face. Challenges like equal pay and getting more women access to higher education. This would be a good time to, once again, dispel the unequal pay myth that Obama and...

  • Revolt against the tyrants of standardized testing

    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, using our children as guinea pigs and cash cows.

  • In-state tuition bill survives close Florida Senate vote

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — An effort to allow qualified Florida students to pay in-state college tuition rates even if they are in the country illegally is deeply dividing the Republican-controlled Legislature. A Senate committee on Tuesday barely approved the legislation (SB 1400) after four GOP...

  • Wisconsin gubernatorial hopeful would cut school vouchers

    MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke said Tuesday that the state should not have expanded the private school voucher program statewide or created a new private school tax deduction. Calling the tax breaks and voucher spending "a new entitlement program that...

  • California's diversity undermining effort to reinstate college affirmative action policy

    Three Asian-American state senators killed an effort to reinstate affirmative action for college admissions in California. On Monday, Assembly Speaker John Perez announced he was shelving a bill that would have rolled back Prop 209, the 1996 ballot initiative that banned the practice, after the...

  • States looking at $0 community college tuition

    Nothing sparks consumer demand like the word "free," and politicians in some states have proposed the idea of providing that incentive to get young people to attend community college.

  • Amy Chua's latest is a tiger of a book

    Professor Amy Chua of the Yale law school is better known as a "Tiger Mom" because of her take-no-prisoners tough love approach to raising children. She and her husband Jed Rubenfeld (a fellow Yale law professor) have written what may turn out to be the best book of this year.

  • Arizona community college may freeze veteran enrollment

    TUCSON, Ariz. — Pima Community College may have to halt enrollment for military veterans due to problems with its record-keeping systems. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs requested last week an examination of whether the college should continue serving veteran students, the Arizona...



From the Weekly Standard

  • The Closing of the Academic Mind

    From Brandeis on the Atlantic to Azusa on the Pacific, an iron curtain has descended across academia. Behind that line lie all the classrooms of the ancient schools of America. Wesleyan, Brown,...

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  • Why Not an Open Convention?

    When the Republican National Committee adopted a new primary calendar in January, few people fully thought through the impact. Successfully and necessarily fighting the last war, Chairman Reince...

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  • NATO Is Still the Answer

    The continuing Ukraine crisis raises both a critical “what if?” question and a pressing policy issue. What if, in April 2008, the Europeans had not rejected President Bush’s proposal to...

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