Here are the Blogs in the Education category.
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Monday, 1 July 2019
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  Students attending K-12 public schools in Tennessee are struggling to perform above average on national standardized tests. Partially adopted in 2010 and fully implemented by the 2013-14 school year, Common Core State Standards (CCSS) failed to produce the academic results expected. The Tennessee ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/01/2019 12:09 PM by Bobbie Patray
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Monday, 3 June 2019
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The man behind the new plan to assign adversity scores to every student who takes the SAT is the same person who championed the controversial Common Core K-12 curriculum standards that remain a point of contention among parents, teachers and political leaders in many states. David Coleman, president ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/03/2019 8:33 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Monday, 3 June 2019
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In the 1992 movie A Few Good Men, there is a courtroom scene where the prosecuting attorney (played by Tom Cruise) tells the defendant Marine officer Nathan Jessup (played by Jack Nicholson) that he wants the truth. To that, Jessup shouts back, “You can’t handle the truth.” What brings that to mind ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/03/2019 8:32 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Monday, 3 June 2019
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The answer is no. As I argue in today’s Martin Center article, the College Board has decided to side with the “progressives” and further undermine the defense of assessing people on their individual capabilities and achievements rather than supposed group disadvantages. The “adversity score” idea ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/03/2019 8:29 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Monday, 3 June 2019
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It would be nice to think that high school students can get into a good university based on their abilities or talents, but a proposed change to the SAT shows how the concept of meritocracy has been turned into a sham. The College Board, according to The Wall Street Journal, will now assign an “adversity ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/03/2019 8:27 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Monday, 20 May 2019
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One Sullivan County School Board member is opposing the body’s planned adoption tonight of a social studies textbook that says the God of Christianity is the same as Islam’s Allah, while CAIR is calling on Muslims to pack the board room. Jane Thomas told the Kingsport Times-News that the seventh-grade ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/20/2019 10:58 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Monday, 20 May 2019
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ANN ARBOR, MI – As a Christian and 11th-grader at La Plata High School in Maryland, Caleigh Wood was taught that “Most Muslims’ faith is stronger than the average Christian.”  She was also required to profess in writing, the Islamic conversion creed, “There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is the messenger ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/20/2019 10:55 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Monday, 20 May 2019
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The declarations could have been made by an imam in a mosque sermon.  “Most Muslims’ faith is stronger than the average Christian.” “Islam at heart is a peaceful religion.” Jihad is a “personal struggle in devotion to Islam, especially involving spiritual discipline.” “To Muslims, Allah ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/20/2019 10:53 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Friday, 10 May 2019
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Alec McKinney, who has been identified as one of the two students accused in the mass shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch in Douglas County, Colorado, railed about “STEM kids” on social media and was, according to The Denver Channel transgender and transitioning from female to male. The shooting ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/10/2019 8:58 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Friday, 10 May 2019
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Devon Erickson, an 18-year-old high school student who has worked as a youth actor in Colorado, was identified by authorities as one of the two shooters accused of wounding nine students in a K-12 STEM school located in Douglas County. One of those students, 18-year-old Kendrick Castillo, died heroically ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/10/2019 8:51 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Friday, 10 May 2019
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Colorado students walked out of an event billed as a vigil for Kendrick Castillo, an 18-year-old killed in a shooting at his school on Tuesday, when prominent speakers attempted to turn it into a rally for gun control. Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colorado) and Rep. Jason Crow (D-Colorado) each took a turn ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/10/2019 8:49 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Friday, 10 May 2019
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A robotics aficionado. A lover of fishing, hunting and automobiles. And a hero whose father says threw himself at an armed student so his classmates could live. The father of the 18-year-old killed at STEM School Highlands Ranch on Tuesday confirmed to The Denver Post that his son, Kendrick Castillo, ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/10/2019 8:48 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Friday, 15 March 2019
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An education news organization called The 74 (heavily funded by the Gates Foundation) recently jumped on the bandwagon for so-called social-emotional learning (SEL). This supposedly objective news source found little reason for skepticism about implementing SEL, as long as teachers are given sufficient ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/15/2019 9:11 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Friday, 15 March 2019
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MARCH 19, 2018 BY NANCY BAILEY Why would parents and teachers, tired of high-stakes testing in their public schools, wish to sign onto more assessment that tests, tracks, and profiles their child’s behavior online? Good teachers have always built social skills into their classes. Helping children ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/15/2019 9:09 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Friday, 15 March 2019
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BOSTON – Social-emotional learning (SEL) has been billed as a transformational tool that will propel students to greater academic achievement and personal fulfillment.  Unfortunately, as a new Pioneer Institute study makes clear, the research evidence to back up these claims is thin and unpersuasive. ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/15/2019 9:08 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Monday, 4 March 2019
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Democrats aim to nationalize not only the economy, but also families. Presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris have both publicly endorsed socialized child care. Warren’s plan is supposedly funded by (what else) wealth confiscation — but only from “the rich,” so don’t worry, everybody. ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/04/2019 2:37 PM by Bobbie Patray
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Monday, 18 February 2019
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The Common Core teaching methods pushed by the Obama Administration are continuing to show failure as math scores hit a record 20-year low and show no signs of improving. Former President Obama forced schools in the US to adopt the controversial teaching method, yet teachers are reporting a significant ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/18/2019 9:52 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Monday, 18 February 2019
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Newly released data detailing how ready Tennessee students are for college paint a grim picture of the state's continued challenges in improving K-12 education. The data, released to the state Senate Education Committee at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday and obtained by the USA TODAY NETWORK - Tennessee, tally college ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/18/2019 9:51 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Monday, 18 February 2019
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An education analyst who says the Common Core Standards have been the “worst large-scale educational failure in 40 years” told Breitbart News the business community especially propped up the education reform, primarily to provide basic skills to immigrant workers. “A lot of people don’t realize the ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/18/2019 9:49 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Monday, 18 February 2019
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A school in Florida has soared to the number one position in the State’s top schools list, after it ditched the Common Core program in favor of traditional teaching methods, according to government statistics. The charter school, Mason Classical Academy, in Naples, Florida, decided against forcing ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/18/2019 9:46 AM by Bobbie Patray
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