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Give me just one generation of youth, and I'll transform the whole world.”-Vladimir Lenin

 

Will Texas State Board of Ed Adopt ‘Common Core-Compliant’ Standards?

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. | September 9, 2016   Texas Insider

Review groups were formed by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to review and simplify the current English/Language Arts/Reading curriculum standards.  However, these teams ignored their mandate and went out on a wild rewriting spree.

Taxpayer-funded International Baccalaureate Program Undermines U.S. Founding Principles

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D.  | September 1, 2016  National Center for Policy Analysis

American taxpayers are funding a public school curriculum commissioned by the United Nations that is at odds with our nation’s founding principles.  According to the International Baccalaureate Organization Subject Guide (1996), “An international education must go well beyond the provision of information and is involved in the development of attitudes and values which transcend barriers of race, class, religion, gender or politics.”

Texas Schools Rush into the ‘New Common Core’

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D.  August 8, 2016   Education Views

Texas declined the federal government’s efforts to force Common Core Standards into its schools.  Yet now Texas is rushing headlong into implementing the ‘New Common Core.’

Common Core-Aligned SAT Faces Free Market Competition

By Carole Hornsby Haynes | April 14, 2016 National Center for Policy Analysis

The College Board is a non-profit association with a mission of promoting excellence and equity in education. The Board was founded in 1900 by twelve prestigious universities to create a standardized test to admit students based on merit — including the SAT and the Advanced Placement Program.

Now it has changed its mission to one that dictates the use of Common Core curriculum for success on the test. This has been effected by the College Board aligning the SAT to Common Core Curriculum Standards.

Standardized Test Discontent Spreads the Nation

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D.  | April 21, 2016   National Center for Policy Analysis

As the nation moves into the peak weeks of the 2016 standardized exam season, the backlash against standardized tests is escalating sharply with opt-outs and protests being staged in many states.

OPEN LETTER TO U.S. CONGRESSMAN PETE SESSIONS

February 2, 2016  Education Views                              

The Honorable Pete Sessions
Chairman of the House Rules Committee
United States House of Representatives
2233 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C.  20515-4332

Dear Chairman Sessions:

This correspondence is in reference to your letter of February 1, 2016 which states, “The Every Student Succeeds Act includes major reforms that will stop Washington from imposing Common Core or any other academic standards on states.” 

Senator Lamar Alexander has stated that ESSA repealed the Common Core mandate while you have stated that Common Core has been defunded by the Omnibus Bill.  However, a Common Core mandate has never existed for the federal government but rather for the states. Neither of you is being truthful with the American people.

GOP’s ‘Christmas Miracle’ for President Obama

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D.  |  January 11, 2016  Education Views

The American people have voted in massive numbers for Republican congressional candidates over the past several elections.  Yet nothing has changed in Washington.  GOP leadership and establishment Republicans once again betrayed their constituents as they voted to codify Obama’s radical education agenda into federal law.

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