‘We Are Ohio’ now 100% union-funded

By Media Trackers on Friday, August 29th, 2014 in Unions No Comments

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Every contribution this year to union front We Are Ohio’s political action committee (PAC) has come from a labor union, the group’s July semiannual campaign finance report reveals.

Florida’s Lee County schools vote to opt-out of state mandated testing

By Truth in American Education on Friday, August 29th, 2014 in Common Core No Comments

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – The Lee County School Board voted last night 3-2 to opt their students out of state-mandated testing.  Lee County is in SW Florida and includes the city of Fort Myers.  They are the first school district in Florida to push back against an out-of-control assessment culture in the state that includes […]

Want to increase public school funding? Try school choice

By Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice on Sunday, August 31st, 2014 in Uncategorized No Comments

JACKSON, Miss. – “We need to fully fund our school formula” has become a common refrain in statehouses across the country—including in Mississippi. There is a way policymakers can increase funds for public school students—and it’s as easy as E-S-A.

Another ‘Winn’ for educational freedom in New Hampshire

By Cato Institute on Friday, August 29th, 2014 in School Choice No Comments

CONCORD, N.H. – In ACSTO v. Winn (2011), the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Arizona’s scholarship donation tax credit program on the grounds that plaintiffs did not have standing to sue in the first place, because they could not show any specific injury to themselves caused by the voluntary program.

Teachers union hosts clinic to help defer deportation for unaccompanied immigrant children

By Bob Kellogg on Thursday, August 28th, 2014 in Uncategorized No Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In 2012, President Obama adopted the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA), which allows certain immigrants who came to the United State illegally to stay in the country and work. Relief from the threat of deportation is, however, soon to end for those thousands of children and teens.  As many as 700,000 […]