Wyoming Liberty Group
Common Core has been one of the most polarizing education initiatives ever conceived by national education bureaucrats. From its conception it has divided and angered hundreds of thousands of parents across the country. They created huge numbers of grassroots organizations, including several here in Wyoming, to oppose this corrosive education scheme. These groups have spent years working to eliminate the Common Core Standards and the testing scenarios that accompany them.
UPDATE: On Wednesday, Dec. 9th, one day after publication of this blog, the US Senate reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) in the form of the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA) by a vote of 85-12.
The United States Senate is about to pass the latest iteration of federal overreach in public education, following the House’s approval of the conference report last Wednesday. The latest boondoggle, entitled Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), is the newest version of President Lyndon Johnson’s 1960’s Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The most well known version prior to the ESSA was the 2002 No Child Left Behind (NCLB).
Amy Edmonds speaks with Gary Freeman on KGAB about her recent trip to Washington to discuss the reauthorization of No Child Left Behind – the failed federal education program. March 27, 2015
Last week, HR 5, the federal rewrite of No Child Left Behind - seriously mistitled as the “Student Success Act” - was pulled from the floor of the US House after Republican leadership could not get the votes required to pass the bill out of the House.
Congressmen had been hammered over the past week with emails, tweets and other social media communications from their local grassroots organizations asking them to vote against HR5.