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The Common Core and States’ Rights

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

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by Dr. Charles W. Bindig – Editor of Edutrends In the continuing education debate relative to student achievement, the constitutionality of an increased federal intrusion into K-12 education funding has been overlooked. It should be noted that the Constitution does not grant the Federal Government authority over education. The Founding Fathers understood that in order to maintain a healthy democracy, the population would need to be educated, but left that authority to the local state level.

Common Core and Bradbury’s Fiction

Friday, June 27, 2014

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By Dr. William Overton Director of Faculty, School of Arts and Humanities at American Public University There are a wide variety of blogs ripping on Common Core (CC), the effort to standardize across states what students learn throughout the mathematics and English (Language Arts) curricula. The question I pose is “Where do university faculty fit into this picture, especially those of us who are involved with inspiring our students with a love of literature and the humanities?

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