Category Archives: Common Core

WaPo Cites D.C. Graduation Rate at 76%, But There is a Problem.

In an article at The Washington Post, the District of Columbia graduation rate was reported at 79%. However, there is a big ‘but’ that comes along with that number as 1% met math standards and 4% met reading standards. Continue reading

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Teach Your Children Well About 9/11

Today marks the 15th anniversary of the worst Islamic terror attack in our nation’s history.

Most of the people reading this article can remember quite vividly where they were when the attacks came. I know I can — like it was yesterday.

However, our children likely do not. Continue reading

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Former Gov Perdue Continues Digital Learning Push Despite Research Warnings

Former North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue is on the move again via her education non-profit, DigiLearn.

In a recent article at EducationNC, Perdue was interviewed about the alleged benefits of digital learning. The article contains multiple videos and cites Perdue as saying that, “[Digital learning] totally can wipe away the divide that’s existed in education and training for all of our lives.”

This continued push in Digital Learning comes despite a study from January 2016 that says digital devices are a major distraction to students and achievement levels were suffering. Continue reading

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