Why the Dems Loathe Betsy DeVos
By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. | January 10, 2017 Education Views (Original title: "Betsy DeVos: Public School Enemy #1)
The Senate confirmation hearings for Betsy DeVos, President-Elect Donald Trump's nomination for Secretary of Education, are scheduled to begin January 17. Already the liberal hypocrites are doing what they do best – character assassination of anyone not of their radical ilk.
Why the Dems Loathe Betsy DeVos
Common Core Math in Texas? And Why Has the SBOE Done Nothing to Resolve the Issue?
By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. Part 4 of the Series: “SBOE kicks Common Core Math down the road”
December 6, 2016 Texas Insider
On November 16, 2016 the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) heard still more testimony about the Common Core process standards that are deeply embedded within the current 2012 SBOE adopted math standards. After several years of public rage over Common Core being found in instructional materials and on STAAR tests despite Texas law, one has to wonder why the SBOE has done nothing to resolve the issue.
Common Core Math in Texas: Did the TEA Overstep Its Authority On Math Curriculum Standards?
By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. - Part 2 of the Series, “Common Core Math War Rages in Texas”
November 14, 2016 Texas Insider
In Part I of this series, we explored why Dr. James Milgram, one of the national experts for the Texas Math Curriculum Standards review, is so critical of Common Core. The only math content expert on the Common Core Validation Committee, Milgram refused to approve the Core Math Standards because of their low expectations.
Common Core Math in Texas: Why Texas Schools Should Not Use Centralized Government Control
By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. Part 1 of the Series: Common Core Math War Rages in Texas
November 2, 2016 Texas Insider
In 2012 the Texas State Board of Education approved new math curriculum standards. Since then chaos has erupted because Common Core process standards have managed to creep into math materials and STAAR tests.
Since Common Core is illegal in Texas, how could this happen?
Why Texas Must Start Education Savings Accounts
By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. | October 28, 2016 Texas Insider
Texans boast that we’re a national leader on many fronts. However, school choice is not one of them. Half of the states have already enacted school choice while Texas remains entrenched in a 19th century industrial model of education with bureaucrats fighting to preserve their control over how children are educated when it is the right of parents.
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.’
Donald Trump, Jr. Was Right About American Public Education
By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. | August 3, 2016 Education Views
Donald Trump, Jr., son of the Republican presidential candidate, had the audacity to be political incorrect at the recent Republican convention when he described American public education as being fundamentally flawed, “Our schools used to be an elevator to the middle class. Now they’re stalled on the ground floor. They’re like Soviet-era department stores that are run for the benefit of the clerks and not the customers, for the teachers and the administrators and not the students.”
Why Are the Feds Psychologically Profiling Your Child?
By Dr. Carole Hornsby Haynes | July 29, 2016 Education Views
John Stuart Mill, nineteenth century philosopher, characterized government schools in his 1859 treatise On Liberty, “A general State education is a mere contrivance for moulding people to be exactly like one another…it establishes a despotism over the mind, leading by a natural tendency to one over the body.”
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.
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