"Ultimately, Common Core rests on the faulty premise that a single, centralized entity knows what's best for all 55 million students nationwide," Vicki Alger writes. "Raising the education bar starts with putting the real experts in charge: students' parents."
Friday, October 24, 2014
Thursday, October 23, 2014
I commend to your attention a very helpful report from Dr. Vicki Alger entitled "Faith-Based Schools: Their Contributions to American Education, Society, and the Economy."
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Friday, October 17, 2014
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Clarence G. Oliver, Jr., Earl Garrison, and David K. Pennington are all Baptists. These Baptist gentlemen all share a history of presiding over school districts
which, as a matter of law and public policy, must (like Peter) deny Christ. And as plaintiffs in a current lawsuit, they're now leading an effort to discriminate against Christians on the basis of their religion.
By way of contrast, Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, is now asking the question if sending one's children to a public school is even a permissible option anymore. "For Christians who take the Christian worldview seriously and who understand the issues at stake," he says, "the answer is increasingly no."
That's a pretty big gap.
"Parents should not be forced, for financial reasons, to send their children to schools in which the values taught conflict with those they want to pass on to their children," writes Melissa Moschella, an assistant professor of philosophy at the Catholic University of America. "An effective voucher or scholarship program of some sort is therefore also a requirement of parental rights."
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Monday, October 6, 2014
"Our business community is saying that the current education product
doesn’t meet their needs," writes former state treasurer Scott Meacham, a Democrat.
According to performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress, just 25 percent of Oklahoma’s eighth-graders are proficient in math and 29 percent are proficient in reading. Some 40 percent of our high school graduates take remedial classes once they are enrolled in college because they didn’t exit high school prepared for the challenges of higher education.
Saturday, October 4, 2014
"Public outrage would be off the charts," says EAGnews, "if average citizens ever understood how many child molesters the teachers unions have assisted over the years."
Friday, October 3, 2014
KOCO has the story.