August 14, 2022

Doing the Math in the Alberta UCP Leadership Review

The UCP‚Äôs long-overdue K-12 curriculum reforms could be threatened depending on the vote resultCommentary The ballots in the United Conservative Party‚Äôs leadership review are probably¬†being counted right now to determine whether Alberta¬†Premier Jason Kenney will remain the party‚Äôs leader. Should Kenney lose the vote, one can‚Äôt help wondering if triggering a UCP leadership race will…

Common Core: U.S. Behind 35 Countries in Math

5 Years Into Common Core, 15-Year-Olds Behind 35 Countries in Math Students in the United States have fallen¬†behind kids in many other countries,¬†according to the two largest international benchmarking tests in math, science, and reading. Five years into the implementation of the Common Core State Standards Initiative (commonly known as “Common Core”), 15-year-old kids in […]

And You Thought It Made No Sense to Cut Math Off at Algebra II…

For the past two years, we have been listening to parents, activists, educators, and average everyday citizens discuss¬†the fact that the Common Core State Standards shortchange secondary school students by cutting mathematics off at Algebra II. People understandably scratch their heads.¬†Why on earth, if the stated goal of all this legislation is to make children […]