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Watters Encounters Victims of Modern Teaching Techniques

It’s good that the Left has taken over education, with the search for “the best” answer as opposed to “the right” answer and other modern techniques that focus less on information and more on learning how to learn, or whatever. Fox News’ Jesse Watters interviews some of the fallout.

President Obama is trying to ensure that the federal government is steering things. That should definitely fix the problem.

What Arne Duncan Did to Your Kid

Retiring Education Secretary Arne Duncan is nothing less than the poster boy for President Barack Obama’s determination to inflict as much centralized government on Americans as possible. Duncan, who announced Friday he’ll step down in December, decreed what is effectively a national education standard — the much-reviled “Common Core” — before anyone really understood what was happening.… Continue Reading

Arne Duncan is Done

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is leaving in December. He will be replaced by his deputy former New York state education commissioner John King. Duncan’s term, which has spanned Obama’s entire presidency, has been marked by aggressive moves to institute a Common Core-influenced agenda. I will live stream the Obama announcement, scheduled for 3 pm… Continue Reading

Obama to Abandon College Ratings

The March of Progress – aka the gradual intrusion of government into every possible corner of your life – is somehow being slowed a bit as the Obama administration puts on ice plans to provide government ratings for colleges. The Education Department blog says an evaluation of higher education centers of learning, to be released today,… Continue Reading

Obama Proposes Lots More Free Stuff

Updated 6:20 pm ET. The White House today announced that President Obama wants to make the first two years of community college free for all, a new bundle of free stuff that of course isn’t free and could cost taxpayers tens of billions of dollars. The White House was careful not to put out a price… Continue Reading

Reagan? Who’s That Dude?

Yes, let’s throw some more money at education. It’s really working out great. And let’s make sure everyone goes to college, even these kids, who should instead be moving immediately into the cashier profession. Instead, Obama wants to make sure they’re in debt for advanced schooling, and that taxpayers are covering a bunch of their college… Continue Reading

Carney: “I Haven’t Seen Arne’s Full Comments”

Oh please. Somebody get me out of Washington. Does anyone have a room for rent in Nebraska? White House Press Secretary Jay Carney Monday showcased one typical Washington way not to answer a question: Profess ignorance. He employed the tactic Monday when asked if Education Secretary Arne Duncan was appropriate in invoking race when he sneered… Continue Reading

School Forced Back Into Session for Obama

In an apparent planning snafu, President Obama today will visit an early learning school in Decatur, Georgia that happens to be in recess this week. But no problem: According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, staff and bus drivers will be summoned back to work for the day to accomodate Obama’s appearance. College Heights Early Childhood Learning… Continue Reading

Obama to Bash GOP Over Head With College Diploma

President Obama today unpacks his newest tool for smacking evil Republicans. It’s called the Stafford Loan. Currently, students can get this already-subsidized loan at 3.4 percent instead of the usual 6.8 percent. They don’t start paying until they’re six months out of school – or until six months after they get depressed over being dumped… Continue Reading

Obama To Aussie Students: Our Kids are Behind

There’s an unwritten rule in politics that politicians must not criticize the president when they are overseas. How about adding America’s school kids to the list of untouchables? Speaking at a high school in Australia, President Obama told a group of Aussie students that their counterparts in his country had “fallen behind” when it comes… Continue Reading