What do the new Common Core educational standards mean for education in America? What about the Obama Administration's recent push for universal preschool funding? Will they help us compete better in the global arena? Will they help lessen inequalities in states and other locales? Are they a good standard by which to chart progress for teachers and students alike? What about private education and home schooling? These are some of the key questions confronting America as Common Core educational standards are implemented in the states. Come join FRC and find out what concerned parents, teachers, and students need to know about the latest attempt to change America's schools.
Maureen Van Den Berg has served in the D.C. office as the Legislative Analyst for the American Association of Christian Schools. She monitors legislation related to Christian schools and coordinates meeting with Christian school leaders from around the country. She currently resides in Virginia with her husband Robert and daughter Katie.
Allan Carlson is President of The Howard Center for Family, Religion & Society and editor of the quarterly publication, The Family in America: A Journal of Public Policy. He holds a Ph.D. in Modern European History from Ohio University and has taught at Hillsdale College, Gettysburg College, and the John Paul II Institute on Marriage and the Family. His dozen books include: The Swedish Experiment in Family Politics; Family Questions: Reflections on the American Social Crisis; The Natural Family: A Manifesto; and Fractured Generations: Crafting a Family Policy for Twenty-First-Century America. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan appointed him to The National Commission on Children, on which he served until 1993. He also serves as Marriage and Family Series Editor for Transaction Publishers and as a Senior Editor of Touchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity."