3 results for tag: Common Core


Study: Common Core benefits to students, educators ‘elusive’

Recent analysis released last month of federal funding for Common Core standards shows the only winners of its implementation are not students but those who set the draft the curriculum and set the agenda. The Washington Times has the details: The study, titled “Smart Money? Philanthropic and Federal Funding for the Common Core,” was released in September by the Education Policy Analysis Archives. It concludes, “In essence, those who set directions for the Common Core and those who provided resources for its implementation have benefited, even as potential benefits to schools, educators, and students are elusive, and the entire claim may ...

Exempt America: Reactions From the West Lawn

On Tuesday, the Exempt America Rally drew approximately 7,000 patriots from across America. Braving heat, missed work, and Beltway lobbyists, they came to demand Congress defund Obamacare. Tea Party Patriots National Coordinator Jenny Beth Martin said it best as the rally closed – despite the politicians and other speakers at the rally, the real attention deserves to be on the politically courageous men and women who stood for hours in the hot sun to defend their country. In honor of those who traveled to the Rally, Here are perspectives from those on the lawn. We couldn’t get to everyone, so be sure to post your own in the comments! ...

Heritage Resource Bank: An Activist’s Experience

Two weeks ago, The Heritage Foundation held its annual Resource Bank. One attendee, Dan Ray of The Villages, Florida, sat down with me earlier this week to chat about his experience. Dan is a founding member of The Villages Tea Party, and has been a political activist for decades. Dustin Siggins: Why were you at the Heritage Resource Bank? Dan Ray: Regional Support Team member Rachael Proctor asked me to attend on behalf of Tea Party Patriots.   DS: How did you get involved with Tea Party Patriots? DR: I met Rachael Proctor while running a phone bank for Americans for Prosperity during the 2012 elections. I have been involved in ...