Tag Archives: Arne Duncan

The School to Prison Pipeline and the Parkland Shooting

There are a lot of questions being asked in the wake of the school shooting in Florida. One question being asked about school district discipline policies is starting to gain traction.

The so-called “school to prison pipeline” as it relates to changes in school discipline and how school resource officers (SROs) has garnered the attention of many. Continue reading

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Feds to Oregon: Nice Funding ya got there, be a shame if anything happened to it

‘Nice funding ya, got there. Be a shame if anything happened to it.’ That’s what the Department of Education is basically saying to Oregon over the state’s Bill 2655. The federal government has leveled an official threat at a state over … Continue reading

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#KingDuncan Has Spoken! Threatens Peasants That The Government Will ‘Step In’

In case you missed it, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has expanded on his colorful rhetoric aimed at the peasants a.k.a, parents.

No longer is the ‘white suburban mom’ the target of his umbrage. Now any parent opting their kids out of the Common Core tests is fair game.

KEEP READING… Continue reading

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State-Led Myth Nuked By Duncan Himself: Opt Out and Fed Will Have To ‘Step In’.

One of the most prevalent myths perpetuated by Common Core supporters is that Common Core was or is state-led.

Duncan State LedNational Review Online (NRO) picked up that myth and applied it to the Secretary of Education’s recent ‘threat’ to parents who are opting their kids out of the Common Core tests.

NRO also picked up on Duncan’s statements being translated into an attempt to mobilize minority communities to defend Common Core and the tests — because… Civil Rights, you racists. Continue reading

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The Common Core Weekend Reads – 4-25-15

These are the Common Core Weekend Reads for April 25, 2015.

This is a review of the past week of news on Common Core nationwide and in North Carolina.

Articles are organized by category. Continue reading

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People Better Start Paying Attention To ESEA Waivers

For those paying attention to the increasing intrusion and overreach by the federal government into education, the following link should really set your hair on fire:

Hold the Turkey: Federal Government Releases Massive Regulatory Agenda

The following quote is pulled from the section entitled, ““Phasing out” State Authority for Special Education”:

The Secretary will amend the regulations governing title I, part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA), to phase out the authority of States to define modified academic achievement standards and develop alternate assessments based on those modified academic achievement standards in order to satisfy ESEA accountability requirements.

KEEP READING – THERE’S MORE…. Continue reading

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WCPSS Enters Into “Digital Promise League”, Tied To Gates Foundation

Wake County Schools has been accepted into the “League of Innovative Schools” via a group called “Digital Promise”. Sounds awesome right? Yeah, not so much.

Think of Common Core as a stool and one of the biggest legs is the cost of Technology. I’m not saying increased technology and bandwidth in schools is bad, it’s inevitable. I’m saying the how and who doing it stinks to high heaven.
Bear this in mind as you read on.

WCPSS PRESS RELEASE
Snippet from the WCPSS press release with emphasis added:

Digital Promise, a national, independent nonprofit organization authorized by Congress to accelerate innovation in education, recently announced that the Wake County Public School System is one of 11 new members accepted into the League of Innovative Schools, a national coalition of school district superintendents committed to innovation.

KEEP READING… THERE IS A LOT MORE. Continue reading

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