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Common Core standards aka College/Career Ready Standards does the opposite...http://raisedgood.com/extraordinary-things-happen-when-we-simplify-childhood/ ... See MoreSee Less
Simplifying Childhood May Protect Against Mental Health Issues - Raised Good
Normal personality quirks combined with the stress...
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How many of you remember this??? Oh...if only Reagan had accomplished the goal of eliminating the US Dept of Education!!! EducationNext to religious training and the home, education is the most important means by which families hand down to each new generation their ideals and beliefs. It is a pillar of a free society. But today, parents are losing control of their children's schooling. The Democratic Congress and its counterparts in many states have launched one fad after another, building huge new bureaucracies to misspend our taxes. The result has been a shocking drop in student performance, lack of basics in the classroom, forced busing, teacher strikes, manipulative and sometimes amoral indoctrination.The Republican Party is determined to restore common sense and quality to education for the sake of all students, especially those for whom learning is the highway to equal opportunity. Because federal assistance should help local school districts, not tie them up in red tape, we will strive to replace the crazy quilt of wasteful programs with a system of block grants that will restore decision making to local officials responsible to voters and parents. We recognize the need to preserve, within the structure of block grants, special educational opportunities for the handicapped, the disadvantaged, and other needy students attending public and private nonprofit elementary and secondary schools.We hail the teachers of America. Their dedication to our children is often taken for granted, and they are frequently underpaid for long hours and selfless service, especially in comparison with other public employees.We understand and sympathize with the plight of America's public school teachers, who so frequently find their time and attention diverted from their teaching responsibilities to the task of complying with federal reporting requirements. America has a great stake in maintaining standards of high quality in public education. The Republican Party recognizes that the achievement of those standards is possible only to the extent that teachers are allowed the time and freedom to teach. To that end, the Republican Party supports deregulation by the federal government of public education, and encourages the elimination of the federal Department of Education.We further sympathize with the right of qualified teachers to be employed by any school district wishing to hire them, without the necessity of their becoming enrolled with any bargaining agency or group. We oppose any federal action, including any action on the part of the Department of Education, to establish "agency shops" in public schools.We support Republican initiatives in the Congress to restore the right of individuals to participate in voluntary, non-denominational prayer in schools and other public facilities.Our goal is quality education for all of America's children, with a special commitment to those who must overcome handicap, deprivation, or discrimination. That is why we condemn the forced busing of school children to achieve arbitrary racial quotas. Busing has been a prescription for disaster, blighting whole communities across the land with its divisive impact. It has failed to improve the quality of education, while diverting funds from programs that could make the difference between success and failure for the poor, the disabled, and minority children.We must halt forced busing and get on with the education of all our children, focusing on the real causes of their problems, especially lack of economic opportunity.Federal education policy must be based on the primacy of parental rights and responsibility. Toward that end, we reaffirm our support for a system of educational assistance based on tax credits that will in part compensate parents for their financial sacrifices in paying tuition at the elementary, secondary, and post-secondary level. This is a matter of fairness, especially for low-income families, most of whom would be free for the first time to choose for their children those schools which best correspond to their own cultural and moral values. In this way, the schools will be strengthened by the families' involvement, and the families' strengths will be reinforced by supportive cultural institutions.We are dismayed that the Carter Administration cruelly reneged on promises made during the 1976 campaign. Wielding the threat of his veto, Mr. Carter led the fight against Republican attempts to make tuition tax credits a reality.Next year, a Republican White House will assist, not sabotage, Congressional efforts to enact tuition tax relief into law.We will halt the unconstitutional regulatory vendetta launched by Mr. Carter's IRS Commissioner against independent schools.We will hold the federal bureaucracy accountable for its harassment of colleges and universities and will clear away the tangle of regulation that has unconscionably driven up their expenses and tuitions. We will respect the rights of state and local authorities in the management of their school systems.The commitment of the American people to provide educational opportunities for all has resulted in a tremendous expansion of schools at all levels. And the more we reduce the federal proportion of taxation, the more resources will be left to sustain and develop state and local institutions.http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=25844 ... See MoreSee Less
Republican Party Platforms: Republican Party Platform of 1980 - July 15, 1980
The American Presidency Project contains the most ...
Where is SC on this list? Call Nikki and ask why? Sen Lee Bright knew we needed to pass legislation but Nikki Haley poo pooed him! http://www.educationviews.org/eleven-states-sue-white-house-schools-bathroom-law/ ... See MoreSee Less
Eleven states sue White House over schools’ ‘bathroom law’
Education News - That suit accused Obama of exceed...
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So...parents? Do SC schools have data walls? https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2016/05/19/data-walls/ ... See MoreSee Less
This ed-reform trend is supposed to motivate students. Instead, it shames them.
A third-grade teacher on why "data walls" don't wo...
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