A group of Colorado school superintendents call for an additional $275 million in state public-school funding on top of a proposed increase from Gov. John Hickenlooper.
All Blog Posts With ALEC Tag or Category
February 03, 2014
December 11, 2013
Origins are of great importance because they tell us so much about the soul, the essence of a project. The essence of the Common Core was developed by a handful of corporations and corporate-funded think tanks who wanted schools to meet certain benchmarks to better prepare the employees of the future.
December 02, 2013
The free-market-oriented organization is considering draft bills dealing with school choice and a state records database with academic information on individual students.
October 29, 2013
From coast to coast, the billionaire-backed education reform project is back-pedaling, and there are signs of desperation showing up all over.
August 18, 2013
When our schools are run for profit, there are disastrous consequences for both students and teachers. Teachers are "managed" through the "outcomes" their students produce
June 28, 2013
Wyoming's new head of public schools is a strong common core supporter who has worked on the ALEC Education Task Force.
April 15, 2013
The long-term impacts of a possible cheating scandal in D.C. Public Schools on StudentsFirst, Michelle Rhee's advocacy group, are not yet clear.
April 10, 2013
The Center for Education Reform, like the American Legislative Exchange Council, has given Indiana top marks among states for education policy.
March 26, 2013
Like Wonder Bread, maybe the Common Core Standards are too well wrapped, whether in flags, promises, or some more commercial or sinister guise. At the same time, they may simply be the lowest common denominator, educational white bread, far more squishy than nourishing.
March 20, 2013
Not surprisingly, the voucher program drafted and approved by this ALEC-connected group conformed to ALEC's recommendations for a voucher program in Colorado : it uses "scholarships" given to parents for their "choice" of schools; it draws exclusively on state, rather than local, monies; it is structured in a way that claims not to run afoul of the Colorado constitution's Compelled Support Clause and so-called Blaine amendments; and it is even named the "Choice Scholarship" program, in conformity with the ALEC model legislation.