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A Letter to @Instapundit on Higher Ed Lobbying and For Profit Colleges

This is a letter I sent in email recently to Instapundit about an article on Education lobbying and Higher Ed.

While the piece was mainly on Higher Ed/For-profit schools, the ramifications for K-12 can’t be denied. I felt it needed to be shared with a bigger audience, so I am publishing it here on my blog.


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Why Opposition To Common Core Is Winning

Over at Instapundit, he has a link up to a Reason.com article:
JUNE 26, 2014

K-12 IMPLOSION UPDATE: The Populist Uprising Against Common Core Is Libertarian and It’s Winning.

I left a comment on the Instapundit link which reads:
The fight is really not right or left, but right down the middle. I’ve been in this fight almost two years now in NC — I’ve seen every walk of life & political ideology there is fighting Common Core.
The article is right. We are winning. The indication of that is that supporters are now resorting to passive-aggressively calling Opposition to Common Core racist.
The new talking point is: If you oppose Common Core, you oppose this White House and President.

See how that works? By hinting opposition somehow is based in not liking the President instead of the myriad of actual complaints about the Common Core, the supporters get to imply we’re racists and thereby marginalize anything we have to say.

The supporters aren’t outright calling us racists – yet. They can’t because they know that opposition is coming from all sides on this and is mainly parents and teachers. How do you call parents and teachers racists? Very carefully.

The Reason article has several bits to it that emphasize why Common Core is receiving the monumental pushback that it is. Here are two sections of the article and they get to the heart of it. Emphasis is mine. Continue reading

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Durbin To Bloggers: Sit Down, Shut Up. Take 2.

Glenn Reynolds takes Dick Durbin to task and I remind the Senator from Illinois, home of the President who touted the most transparent administration in history, yet again:

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Continue reading

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It’s Educational (video)

Occasionally I come across a few videos that I post outside of The Morning Links. While cleaning out my inbox this morning, I ran through my YouTube digest and decided these two were ones that needed a stand alone post. Both are from PJ media and both made me recall articles posted by Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit – appropriate since he is the interviewer in the second video. I’ve been tagging along in Instapundit’s chronicle of the Higher Education Bubble. It seems to me that Obama’s recent maneuvers in grade school education are related – if not possibly calculated based on what is happening there. Continue reading

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