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#STOPHR5: TWITTER RALLY TO STOP NCLB RE-DO FROM CEMENTING COMMON CORE IN PLACE

by MERRILL HOPE Americans United for Education, a non-partisan coalition of parents and teachers, is holding a nationwide Twitter Rally on Wednesday, February 25, to protest proposed US House Resolution 5 (HR 5). This legislation is also known as the Student Success Act of 2015, a 600-plus page bill that would change the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2000 in ways that are of grave concern to parents and teachers — including cementing Common Core in place. The Twitter Rally is being hosted online until 9 PM (ET) through the Patriot Journalist Network. Tweeters can convene, share thoughts and interact in a site chat room. Rally organizers are asking participants to tweet #StopHR5 to their respective US House Representatives to nix the legislation. Informal tweeting is encouraged through...

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Federalizing Education by Waiver?

  Derek W. Black University of South Carolina – School of Law August 22, 2014 Vanderbilt Law Review, Forthcoming Abstract: In the fall of 2012, the United States Secretary of Education told states he would use his statutory power to waive violations of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), but only on the condition that they adopt his new education policies — policies that had already failed in Congress. Most states had no real choice but to agree because eighty percent of their schools were faced with statutory sanctions and fund termination. As a result, the Secretary was effectively able to federalize two core aspects of public education over the next year. For the first time, school curriculum and the terms of teacher evaluation and retention came under the influence and control o...

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