Dallas Police Exiting in Droves…Will There Be A National Force?
By Carole Hornsby Haynes | July 12, 2016 Daily Caller
On the evening of July 7 following the Black Lives Matter rally in Dallas, Texas, a coordinated attack killed five police officers and wounded seven others. The gunman, Micah Johnson, was a black military veteran with radical left leanings who said his goal was to kill white officers.
Buffalo Teachers Union Continues Gouge of Taxpayers for Tummy Tucks
By Carole Hornsby Haynes July 11, 2016 Education Reviews
Since 2004 when the Buffalo Teachers Federation signed a new contract with the Buffalo Board of Education (BOE), which oversees New York State’s second largest school district outside of New York City, teachers have been gouging taxpayers for cosmetic surgery. Yet there has been a lack of basic resources to satisfy minimum state requirements for the high poverty area schools.
Making K-12 Less Expensive: Fire the Teachers!
By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. | June 17, 2016 Education Views
National outrage over the status of public education continues to mount as taxpayers realize they are paying more and getting less.
New K-12 Law’s Heavy Handiness in Testing Sparks More Public Outrage
By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. | June 1, 2016 Daily Caller
Congress replaced No Child Left Behind with Every Student Succeeds Act, promising to return control to the states. However, with the federal government loath to give up power over telling states and districts what they must do, there are signals that we can expect a showdown as states begin the implementation of ESSA.
Will Texas End Federal Control Over Education?
By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. | May 23, 2016 Daily Caller
Texas is leading the charge against the Obama administration’s May 13th directive that transgender students must be allowed to use the restrooms and locker rooms of their choice or face the loss of federal funding under Title IX. Put simply, the federal government will withhold funding for breakfast and lunch programs for poor children if this directive is not followed.
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.
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.
Unintended Consequences of America’s Rush Toward STEM Education
By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. | March 22, 2016 National Center for Policy Analysis
America is obsessed with the notion that education must shift away from the liberal arts and toward the teaching of specific technical skills if we are to survive in the 21st century, which is defined by technology and ordered by global competition.
Will the Nation’s Capital Have Universal School Choice?
Recently U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) introduced the Educational Freedom Accounts Act (S. 2455), creating a universal school choice program in Washington, D.C. for every public school student including those enrolled in public charter schools.
Every Student Succeeds Act to Fund Turkish Islamist’s Charter Schools
By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. | February 5, 2016 Daily Caller
Recently the U.S. Congress, aided by the GOP, replaced the despised No Child Left Behind law with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Rather than reducing federal control, the legislation embeds Common Core and intertwines federal tentacles even further.
Under the guise of school choice, ESSA provides federal funding to expand the number of charter schools.
OPEN LETTER TO U.S. CONGRESSMAN PETE SESSIONS
February 2, 2016 Education Views
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.
Education & Work Force Committee Belies Betrayal By GOP
By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. | January 18, 2016 Education Views
A January 12th press released by the Education and the Work Force Committee states that the Every Student Succeeds Act “ends the era of federal overreach and restores control of education to its rightful stewards: parents, teachers, and state and local leaders.”