As reported last week, the Connecticut Education Association (CEA) is spending over $250,000 on a misleading TV ad campaign that demands state legislators eliminate annual state testing. They’re not alone in this endeavor. Their parent union, the National Education Association (NEA), has also been running an ad campaign in Connecticut as part of their nationwide… Continue reading Truth Squad: Teachers Union’s Ad is Highly Misleading
An editorial in the Sunday Washington Post defines the Common Core: “The Common Core is a set of objectives for student learning — not a mandated curriculum — that arose from governors, state education officials and others who understood that American children needed to raise their game to compete in the global economy. It is… Continue reading Washington Post Editorial: Why Are Local Unions Sabotaging the Common Core?
In a series of posts about the Connecticut Education Association (CEA) poll-powered press conference against the Common Core, I’ve looked a variety of issues. We’ve spoken about who was asking the questions on the poll and why. We looked at the data they gathered but didn’t want to share. Now let’s take a look at… Continue reading CEA Polls Only the White and Wealthy
When the Connecticut Education Association (CEA) decided to lambaste the Common Core this week, the fact their strings were being pulled went completely unnoticed. The questions are, who is pulling the strings and why? The answer to the first question is simple, and the evidence is clear. The National Education Association (NEA) is banging the… Continue reading Anti-Common Core Rhetoric an Obviously False Pretense
Friday, the Stamford Advocate published the second part to Wendy Lecker’s commentary on education entitled, ‘Our Orwellian Education Policy.’ Lecker’s latest attack piece targets the Common Core State Standards. In the article, she argues, “Our state and national leaders have brought double think to our schools, claiming that “Standardization breeds creativity” and “Compliance breeds’ independent… Continue reading 2+2 Still Doesn’t Equal 5—Commentary On Wendy Lecker’s Latest Article