“Race to the Top” required that states commit to yet-to-be-written Common Core standards in math and English/Language Arts (ELA).
Articles By: Mary Grabar
When initial White House visitor logs were released in 2009, the administration quickly dismissed speculations about visits by “William Ayers.”
Three years after the Department of Education announced a contest called Race-to-the-Top for $4.35 billion in stimulus funds, some parents, teachers, governors, and citizen and public policy groups are coming to an awful realization about the likely outcomes.
Your column “As the Third World Turns” did a good job of pointing out the even larger entanglement between the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and organizations putting on workshops about Islam for teachers. However, I feel that your (largest) section about Barbara Petzen’s presentation left out some very important points.
Imagine if, as you chat
with your child’s first-grade teacher and ask about how he decided to embark on
a career in education, he told you, “I walked out of jail and into my first