"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Wednesday, June 18, 2014


A clip from the Wall Street Journal:

Education policy was Jeb Bush’s political salvation. After his first bid for Florida governor in 1994 ended in defeat, he threw himself into founding the state’s first charter school in a blighted Miami neighborhood. He went on to serve two terms as the state’s “education governor” and become a national policy expert.
Twenty years later, education policy has become a potential liability, should Mr. Bush run for president in 2016, because of his support for the national academic standards known as Common Core. The initiative is increasingly viewed as the precursor to a federal takeover of local schools among the conservatives who dominate GOP primaries.

In an early sign of what’s to come if Mr. Bush seeks his party’s nomination, anti-Common Core protesters gathered Monday in Cincinnati, where Mr. Bush was headlining a fundraiser for the Republican National Committee. Some placards wielded the hashtag #StopJebNow. . . .

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