The era of “Big Data” has overtaken the field of education. New technology promises to transform education, facilitating previously unimagined learning opportunities and, from a purely administrative standpoint, allowing educators to complete in seconds what used to consume laborious hours.
About Emmett McGroarty
Emmett McGroarty is director of the education initiative at the American
Principles Project, and he leads its effort to defend parental rights and to fight attempts to exclude parents from having a say in what their children learn and who teaches it to them. On these issues, he has helped
craft legislation for, and testified before, legislatures in several states. Mr. McGroarty and his colleague, Jane Robbins authored the primer, Controlling Education from the Top: Why Common Core Is Bad for America, published by Pioneer Institute. His other written works have been published by, among others, Crisis Magazine, Daily Caller, New York Post, Public Discourse, The Blaze, The Examiner, Townhall Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, and USA Today. He is one of four founders of truthinamericaneducation.com, a nationwide information-sharing network of individuals and organizations that sheds light on the Common Core system. He is a graduate of Georgetown University and Fordham School of Law.
The pressure exerted by the Department for the states to fall in line on Common Core was enormous. The Department dangled Race to the Top funding during a time of economic crisis, when forecasters were warning of impending economic cataclysm. And the Department demanded action immediately.