Asking teachers to prepare their students for an exam is not an instance of American anti-intellectualism, but a practice that can be found across the globe.
The U.S. Department of Education is clear in its threat to withhold millions of dollars from Utah simply for following state law and protecting parental rights.
If this test is an early indicator of fourth grade declines, U.S. schools will have increased per-pupil spending 400 percent since the 1970s to no achievement gains.
As the two major college entrance exams have shifted to support Common Core, parents and colleges are creating alternative exams that emphasize classic content.
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