By Ryan Ekvall | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON –Nearly three years after state Superintendent Tony Evers signed off on implementing the Common Core State Standards, the Assembly and Senate committees on education got around to holding a public hearing to get the facts on the changes in Wisconsin classrooms.
The room was packed Wednesday, mostly made up of [...]
By Benjamin Yount | Illinois Watchdog
SPRINGFIELD — As Chicago’s school board was meeting Wednesday to close 49 schools in that city, a couple of dozen advocates descended on the Illinois Capitol to try to stop them.
Chicago leaders have been debating whether, and how, to close schools that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said are either under [...]
By Eric Boehm | PA Independent
HARRISBURG – They don’t always agree on education policy, but when they do, it’s to oppose an unfunded mandate on school districts.
The implementation of the so-called Common Core standards in Pennsylvania public schools is facing united opposition from teachers unions and tea party groups – two political factions that rarely, if ever, play on the same team.Read More →
By Karen Schroeder | For Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON — The government is planning to spend about $16 BILLION to implement programs that are basically the same as those paid for in the 1950s. Many have been given the false impression that Common Core State Standards and the International Baccalaureate programs will reform and improve education. However, these two [...]
By PA Independent Staff
HARRISBURG – The state House took the first step to closing a transparency loophole at Pennsylvania’s largest public universities, but at the same time a new audit report says the lawmakers themselves need better transparency and accountability over how they use special legislative expense accounts.
Meanwhile, Medicaid costs are projected to go up, [...]