A new law in IL makes it a H.S. graduation requirement to include at least 1 semester of civics as part of the 2-year social studies requirement.
A possible ballot question in Mass. will ask voters what they think about the Common Core State Standards. We hope they’re never asked.
A Republican presidential candidate and neurosurgeon says he doesn’t “believe in” evolution. Strange indeed. But so what?
NAEP has released data from the 2014 social studies examination for 8th graders in the US: no significant change from the results in 2010.
Texas will be using new textbooks this fall, which give slavery an inferior billing when it comes to what started the Civil War. Wrong.
A girl from Pakistan and an activist from India are working to protect children and provide them with an education. They are this year’s Nobel laureates.
Americans don’t know much about government, so a former Supreme Court justice wants to require all HS students to pass a civics test.
If a teacher assigns a persuasive essay that makes students develop an argument that Jews are evil, can the teacher be put on leave or dismissed? It’s a 1st Amendment question.
In case you’re wondering about the legality of teachers’ strikes, they are legal in Illinois and 12 other states. But that’s all, primarily because most state legislatures have put education on par with police and fire protection as essential services provided by government.
President Obama was critical of intelligence, which he says failed to put pieces together in an Al Qaeda plot to blow up a plane.