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"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela

Texas STAAR Is A National Star!

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D.  July 5, 2017    Education Views

The Texas required standardized tests -- STAAR -- are vilified by parents and teachers alike who complain teachers are forced to teach to the test, using 25 percent -- 46 days -- of precious classroom time. But there is more to the story than that.

Is There A Solution to the STAAR Problem?

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. |  January 26, 2017  Texas Insider

Recently Texas State Rep. Jason Isaac, vice chair of the Texas Conservative Coalition & State Representative from House Dist. 45, told Texas Insider Jim Cardle that teachers are spending 46 days of the school year preparing their students to take the STAAR test.

The Gates Foundation: An Empire of Common Core Fraud

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. May 15, 2020

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s meddling in the health and education of nations has left wide swaths of carnage. The extent to which Gates has harmed the academic achievement of children is evident in the historic decline of U.S. math and reading scores since the adoption of Common Core.

American Education “Just Isn’t Working” –

Or It It?

by Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. December 6, 2019

America is in a “student achievement crisis”, continuing a decades-long downward slide.  Progressive education clearly isn’t working. The latest test results confirm that America is becoming an illiterate nation, outflanked by Communist China.

Common Core Fallout: High School Seniors Dumber Now Than in 1992

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. November 5, 2019

Recently I wrote a missive about the policy brief by the National Center On Education and the Economy which found the American workforce to be the worst educated in the world.

Now we have proof that high school graduates read worse than those in 1992 and two out of every three students are unable to read proficiently.

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