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    Stunned crowd hears NH prof tell why he helped to write Common Core Standards

    Posted in Education, Miscellaneous By Bob Luebke

    The reason why I helped write the standards and the reason why I am here today is that as a white male in society I am given a lot of privilege that I didn't earn. Those are the words of Professor  David Pook, a history professor at Granite State College in New Hampshire.  Pook was […]

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    Candidates and Common Core

    Posted in Miscellaneous By Bob Luebke | Tagged ,

    Do you want to know if a local candidate supports or opposes Common Core Standards? The Raleigh Chamber –  a strong proponent of Common Core Standards — has published  responses to candidate surveys on its web site.  Candidates who chose to reply are posted. It should be noted that not all candidates submitted replies. Although […]

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    Coolidge Showed Spending Can Be Cut

    Posted in Miscellaneous By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , ,

    Do we need a man like … Calvin Coolidge … again? That is a question that has to be taken seriously, thanks to the fine work of bestselling author Amity Shlaes, who was in Raleigh on Thursday to talk about Coolidge, her biography of the 30th president. Today he’s only a vague and somewhat humorous […]

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    Millennials: Why we need ed reform

    Posted in Miscellaneous By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    Our friend, Mike McShane at AEI, raises the bar for fellow think-tankers and ed wonks by making a young-person's case for ed-reform — with solutions — in five plus minutes.

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    Needed: Quality Appointments for CC Review Commission

    Posted in Education, Miscellaneous By Bob Luebke | Tagged , , ,

    On July 22nd Governor McCrory signed legislation to create an eleven member commission to review Math and English Common Core Standards.  Those who have worked hard to educate policymakers and the public about the problems with Common Core standards are happy to see this progress and to realize that machinery is now in place to review, […]