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, U.S., 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?