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  • Common Core Eases One Burden for Military Families

    News Observer By: Paul Eaton Growing up in a military family is stressful. We put up with repeated parent deployments to dangerous places. We’re asked to endure frequent moves, to abandon our friends and teachers, and to adapt to new environments. We can all agree that what children of military families don’t need is extra stress in the classroom. But too

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  • The Common Core Blame Game

    National Review Online By: Sonny Perdue Every so often a public-policy issue arises that, fairly or unfairly, manages to become a convenient vehicle on which one political party or the other can pile its dissatisfaction, grievance, and resentment. The Common Core State Standards have become just that sort of favorite preoccupation for many conservatives — and much of the criticism is unwarranted. It

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  • RILEY: The Truth About Common Core Textbooks

    The Washington Times By: Bob Riley Just about everyone is familiar with the old idiom “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” It’s a valuable metaphor, but as it turns out, it’s also very useful literal advice as it relates to the growing public policy debate over Core State Education Standards. My wife Patsy and I are very lucky to have all our children and

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  • Common Core, Uncommon Opposition to Standards

    The Washington Post  By: Jennifer Rubin If you didn’t think there could be a debate more irrational and misleading than the one over immigration reform (and the knee-jerk insistence on the misleading term “amnesty” by opponents) think again. Take a look at the arguments these days about Common Core. Opponents falsely call the Common Core a federal mandate (states developed it)

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  • More Worthless Diplomas

    The Washington Post  By: Jennifer Rubin Two telling sets of statistics this week point to the problem at the heart of K-12 education. The Post reports, “The nation’s high school seniors have shown no improvement in math and reading performance since 2009, and large racial achievement gaps persist, according to the results of a test administered by the federal government last

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