Betsy DeVos Is Wrong: ESSA Doesn't End Federalized Common Core

Opinion | Jane Robbins
Betsy DeVos testifies before the Senate Health, Education and Labor Committee confirmation hearing to be next Secretary of Education on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 17, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

This is not the rollback we’ve been waiting for.

These Will Be The Five Biggest Education Issues Of 2017

Education | Blake Neff
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What will Donald Trump do?

Trump Ed Sec Pick Promises To Stop Common Core At 'Thank You' Rally

Education | Blake Neff
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump (L) stands with Betsy DeVos after their meeting at the main clubhouse at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, U.S., November 19, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

But at the federal level, it already is stopped

Trump Nominating Betsy DeVos To Be Education Secretary

Education | Blake Neff
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump (L) stands with Betsy DeVos after their meeting at the main clubhouse at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, U.S., November 19, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Pick pleases school choice fans, may outrage Common Core haters

Common Core Foes Are Really Worried About Trump's Ed Sec Choice

Education | Blake Neff
President-elect Donald Trump (Photo: Getty Images)

Many early favorites support Common Core

Gulliver's Travels And Common Core

Opinion | Jamie Gass

Common Core excludes the world’s great satires from its list of so-called “exemplar texts.”

Trump Adds Major Common Core Critic To Ed Team

Education | Blake Neff
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at the National Guard Association of the United States 138th General Conference and Exhibition in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S., September 12, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Denounced Common Core as a national ‘cartel’

Trump Promises $20 Billion School Choice Offensive

Education | Blake Neff
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at the Union League of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. September 7, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

‘The parents will be so happy’

Homeschool Advocate: US Gov't Bullies Parents And Kids Into Common Core

Ginni Thomas | Ginni Thomas

‘Be a hero to your kids’

Alaska's New School Law Has Planned Parenthood Furious

Education | Blake Neff
A sign is pictured at the entrance to a Planned Parenthood building in New York August 31, 2015. (REUTERS/Lucas Jackson)

Common Core foes are happy, though

DNC Hack: For The Love Of God, Avoid Common Core

Education | Blake Neff
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One day later: Talk about Common Core

Common Core-Killing Ballot Measure Torpedoed In Massachusetts

Education | Blake Neff
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Voters denied chance to decide

Massachusetts Voters May Get Chance To Dump Common Core

Education | Blake Neff
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Enough petitions gathered to get on the ballot

Bailing On Common Core Tests Is Costing States Millions

Education | Blake Neff
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Going it alone often ends badly

Policy Expert: Obama's Education Agenda Undermines American Values

Ginni Thomas | Ginni Thomas

‘Utterly failed’

The Free-Market Alternative To Education Socialism

Opinion | Robert Holland
Common Core question / Screenshot

Actually, Common Core is not at all about privatization. Instead, it is the opposite.

Gates Foundation Admits Bungling Common Core, Vows To 'Double Down'

Education | Blake Neff
Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, speaks during a discussion on innovation hosted by Reuters in Washington, U.S., April 18, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

CEO blames lack of outreach to parents for early difficulties

Utah Votes To 'Review' Common Core Rather Than Kill It Entirely

Education | Blake Neff
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert [Getty Images/George Frey]

‘It doesn’t matter who is right or wrong – we’re past that’

Utah Governor Turns Against Common Core

Education | Blake Neff
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‘Moving beyond the Common Core system’

North Dakota To Dump Common Core, Write New Standards

Education | Blake Neff
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But will anything actually change?