Iowa Adopted Subpar Standards for Science

To pursue academic excellence you need the best standards by the best in that field of study, Iowa does not get that with Next Generation Science Standards.

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Was Created for Teacher Evaluations

The grant funding Smarter Balance Assessment development required that the test be specifically created to produce data to evaluate teachers and principals.

Five Red Flags With Brad Buck’s Position on Opt-Outs

On October 2nd, Shane Vander Hart wrote an article questioning why Dr. Brad Buck of the Iowa Department of Education believes that parents do not have the right to opt children out of state assessments. Dr. Buck did give an official response (see below) however, not only did it not address Shane’s questions, it raises […]