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Gates Gives Common Core Owner, CCSSO, $15.4 Million Just to Keep 'Em in Business

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 02.08.2016 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

Despite the reality that CCSS has not taken American education by the standardizing storm that its schemers had hoped, Gates continues to fund CCSS as a pet project.

False Apologies From Arne Duncan

Yohuru Williams | Posted 12.19.2014 | Education
Yohuru Williams

It is perhaps not surprising, in an election season when so many of those who attempted to impose these changes stand to lose their jobs that Duncan and others would feign a change of heart. If you listen carefully, it is not really a change at all.

States Nervous About New Common Core School Standards

stateline | Ben Wieder | Posted 02.11.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Center on the States that provides daily r...

Will Common Core Standards Make Students College-Ready?

Posted 06.27.2011 | Education

UPDATE: Since this story was first published, it has been clarified that 44 states and U.S. territories, not 48, have stated an intention to adopt the...

The Poor Feel Poorly

James S. Marks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James S. Marks

In the long run, each life that is diminished by poor education, and diminished goals and achievements drains growth, innovation and health at the expense of our nation's future.