The Best National Group Supporting Our Public SchoolsThis blog has often identified the enemies of public education. Now I want to tell you briefly about a great National group that is a true champion of public education. This is the group called the Network for Public Education (NPE). It was formed by a group of public education leaders including Diane Ravitch and Education Week blogger Anthony Cody. Diane writes the Diane Ravitch blog which each day gives us very important information about attacks on public schools. She has written two books that are very important to our defense of public education: The Life and Death of the Great American Public Education System and more recently, Reign of Error; The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools. Diane Ravitch is the strongest and most respected voice at the national level defending our public schools. Anthony Cody and many other leaders in the Network for Public Education help to blog the truth about what is now referred to as the “corporate takeover” of public education.
My First Report on Education Legislation for 2014
HB 556 and 557 by Cameron Henry would prohibit the use of CCSS and revert to old standards until new standards can be developed.
HB 558 by Henry prohibits the use of the PARCC test.
HB 554 by Henry would prohibit the CCSS, and allow the legislature to adopt alternative standards and would allow local school boards to adopt their own standards if they are at least as rigorous as the state standards.
HB 559 by Ivy prohibits the use of CCSS and requires that Louisiana develop its own standards.
HB 163 by Burns would prohibit the use of the PARCC tests.
HB 481 by Shadoin requires a gradual phase in of the Common Core standards with a curriculum guide to be distributed by the DOE before the standards are taught.
HB 845 by Reynolds requires the state to provide curriculum guides.