The postmortems will roll out in a year or two, but it’s already clear Common Core is eking out its last gasps. Inside its mayhem lies opportunity.
Once again, the party of limited government helps expand it, this time in a new law that supposedly replaces No Child Left Behind and Common Core.
Bills to rewrite No Child Left Behind put Republicans in a bad political position and expand the federal role in education.
Incidents like testing opt-outs and parent fury in Fairfax show people get Charles Murray’s point about refusing to comply with stupid regulations.
Education reform debates such as the pending No Child Left Behind update are boring because the Right’s politicos accept the premise that government knows best.
House leaders abruptly pulled a rewrite of No Child Left Behind after grassroots pressure peeled away enough conservative votes to deny it passage Friday.
High-profile Republicans are embracing school choice, notably in the current fast-tracked No Child Left Behind rewrite, but in such a way as to anger their most politically effective constituents.
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