Newspaper Articles – Bruce Edward Walker

West Virginia Education Chief Announces Common Core Repeal

The West Virginia state superintendent of schools announced on November 13 his plan to repeal Common Core K–12 math and English standards and replace them with College and Career

School Choice Advocates Concerned New Louisiana Governor Will Roll Back Reforms

School choice proponents say they have reservations about recently elected Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D).

‘Choosing Charters’ Website Launched by Michigan Think Tank

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy, a free-market think tank headquartered in Midland, Michigan, launched a new website in November promoting charter schools in the state.

Poll: Education a High Voter Priority Neglected by Presidential Candidates

Recent polling conducted by Public Opinion Strategies indicates most registered voters in U.S. swing states think education should be a top priority for the next president.

Idaho Department of Education Requests Public Review of State’s Standards

The Idaho Department of Education (IDE) is requesting comments from the public regarding the state’s Common Core math and English standards.

Washington Court Holds Legislature in Contempt Over School Funding

The Washington State Supreme Court (WSC) is holding the State Legislature in contempt because lawmakers haven’t fulfilled a previous court ruling that requires the legislature to

New Jersey Senate Passes PARCC Opt-out Resolution

The New Jersey State Senate adopted a nonbinding resolution in July asking New Jersey Commissioner of Education David C.

Comment on Lack of Wisconsin Choice Spending Sparks Debate

Recent comments by a former Republican state senator on a Wisconsin television program have sparked a debate over how much the state actually allocates for its private school vouc

California Districts Sued for Dismissing Test Scores from Teacher Evaluations

School districts in California are violating state law by ignoring student test scores when evaluating teachers, according to a lawsuit filed in July on behalf of two teachers and

Seattle Hospital Cuts Cost of Outpatient Services 35 Percent

While health care costs continue to rise throughout the United States, Swedish Health Services (SHS), a Seattle-based health care provider, has cut prices for 90 percent of its outpatient services