School Choice Weekly

Testing Dangers and Opportunities

School Choice Weekly #45 For the past 40 years, tests have formed the cornerstone of national education policy. Common Core is changing all that. The Brookings Institution’s Russ Whitehurst thinks it’s most likely the ensuing muddle will give rise to “accountability 3.0” after the new set of tests and curriculum mandates has exhausted itself upon yet another generation of guinea pigs. Whatever happens, it will significantly shape all of education policy, including whether growing school choices...

Oklahoma Common Core Repeal Found Constitutional

School Choice Weekly #45 With an 8–1 decision on Tuesday, the Oklahoma Supreme Court rebuffed a lawsuit the state board of education had filed against the legislature. The board of education argued the legislature has no constitutional right to determine public school curriculum and tests. Four hours after oral arguments, the court ruled that as it is: Preposterous. For one, in 2010 the board made no objection to legislators deciding curriculum mandates when the legislature passed Common Core...

Back to Defacing History

School Choice Weekly #44 Soon, the Fourth of July will be the one day a year American children celebrate their country, a break from the rest of the year they spend enduring anti-American history instruction. In National Review Online this week, Stanley Kurtz noted School Reform News exclusives analyzing negative changes to American History Advanced Placement curriculum. He writes: It turns out that D’Souza’s film [America: Imagine the World Without Her] could not be better timed. Although it...

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