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The Common Core and States’ Rights

Tuesday, December 30, 2014


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


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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