MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry isn’t the only one cheering for collectivism in education. Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis thinks that idea is pretty swell, too.
In 2009, during the economic “crisis,” states were offered part of the $4.35 billion in stimulus funds in a hurried contest called Race to the Top. After the initial application, they were told that they would have to adhere to national standards and testing called Common Core, sight unseen, and without any legislative input. Forty-eight states signed on initially; today, 45 states are committed to CC—although citizens and teachers are organizing against it.
President Obama now commands center stage following his formal announcement that, yes, he supports same sex marriage.
On Tuesday, EAGnews.org brought you footage of Black Star Project community organizer Phillip Jackson teaching students in Chicago Public Schools' Jones College Prep the finer points of non-violent protesting. He was positioning the students to achieve a particular result he was seeking.
Tim Tebow and I both blitzed the Department of Education; we were both homeschooled.
The education establishment is pulling out all the stops to stifle the movement to expand the use of technology to modernize the way students learn.
Culture Challenge of the Week: Schools as Parents
According to the propaganda of the teachers unions, these are bleak times for public education. Younger teachers are being laid off, school employees are making benefit concessions, and unions are losing bargaining privileges.
As the appalling details of New York City’s newly mandated sex ed program trickle out, parents have reacted with shock and disgust—and rightly so.
Public employee unions and their apologists will tell any tale to elicit sympathy for their cause.