Don’t count on charter school elites to support DeVos’ school choice agenda

By Steve Gunn on Friday, January 27th, 2017 in Uncategorized

Part 4 of 4 When President Trump nominated Michigan’s Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education, it was widely assumed that the American school choice movement was about to ride a new wave of momentum. When it comes to school choice, DeVos clearly favors “all of the above.” She and her former organization, the American Federation […]

NACSA: Leaning on states to regulate the life out of the charter school movement

By Steve Gunn on Friday, January 27th, 2017 in Uncategorized

Part 2 of 4 The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the term “charter school” as a “tax-supported school” that operates “without most local and state educational regulations so as to achieve set goals.” The last part of that definition is rapidly become outdated and inaccurate. In the 1990s, when charter schools first started popping up, there was […]

Fifth-grader defies bullies, wears Trump hat to school despite harassment

By Steve Gunn on Monday, January 30th, 2017 in Uncategorized

MUSKEGON, Mich. — Ten-year-old Dallas Johnson couldn’t wait for Inauguration Day. He had followed the presidential campaign for months, and was thrilled when he woke up the morning after the election and learned that Donald Trump had won. “I like that he’s honest and says what’s on his mind,” Dallas said about the President. His […]

Professor condemned for promoting Christianity while others get a free pass to bash it

By Steve Gunn on Thursday, August 11th, 2016 in Uncategorized

MADISON, Wis. – What’s wrong with this picture? Last year, Professor Lance Russum from Polk State University wrote the following in class materials he shared with students: “What we take to be the ‘truth’ is just the retelling of the myths of early civilization. The god [sic] of Christianity/Islam/Judaism are [sic] a mixture of the […]

Anti-Christian legal group threatens MS school over voluntary back-to-school prayer service

By Steve Gunn on Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 in Uncategorized

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. – Is justice only for those who can afford to pay huge legal bills? Unfortunately, that’s often the case, as the anti-Christian Freedom From Religion Foundation is well aware of. The FFRF routinely uses the threat of expensive lawsuits to bully cash-strapped public schools around the nation into removing all references to […]

UW pulls down historic portraits after ‘diversity team’ objects to them

By Steve Gunn on Monday, August 8th, 2016 in Uncategorized

MENOMONIE, Wis. – The chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Stout has decided to put two historic portraits – one depicting French fur traders with Native Americans in canoes on a river, and one of a frontier fort with Native Americans nearby – under lock and key, after a “diversity team” objected to their public display. […]

Wisconsin governor willing to increase university funding – if it meets certain performance goals

By Steve Gunn on Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 in Uncategorized

MADISON, Wis. – Earlier this week, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker indicated that the University of Wisconsin system should prepare its new budget request based on the assumption that there will be no increase in state funding in the next two-years. That’s because Wisconsin, like most states, has a very tight budget. Walker and other state officials […]

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker continues commitment to UW students with tuition freeze

By Steve Gunn on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 in Uncategorized

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin, like most other states across the nation, has faced a chronic revenue shortage and very tight budgets in recent years. That means the various arms of Wisconsin state government – including the massive University of Wisconsin system – have been forced to bite the bullet and deal with less state funding. […]

Anti-Christian group targets school district with ‘spiritually’ in logo

By Steve Gunn on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 in Uncategorized

MARSHALL, N.C. – The Freedom From Religion Foundation doesn’t like a North Carolina school logo that mentions the words “God” and “spiritually.” The anti-Christian organization is trying to bully the school district into dropping the logo by threatening legal action that might cost the district hundreds of thousands of dollars. Madison County Schools, headquartered in […]

Satanic Temple pushes ‘after school Satan clubs’ in elementary schools

By Steve Gunn on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 in Uncategorized

SALEM, Mass. – There is an organization that claims it rejects the existence of God and Satan. Its leaders say its sole mission is to promote and protect the separation of church and state. But the organization is called the Satanic Temple. And it’s planning to establish “After School Satan Clubs” in elementary schools across the nation […]

MPS apologists claim vacant school may not be a good place — for a school

By Steve Gunn on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 in Uncategorized

MILWAUKEE – Public school apologists in Milwaukee may have found a way to halt the sale of a vacant Milwaukee Public Schools building to a military-style private voucher school. They are claiming the school, which would be operated by Right Step Inc., would not be “the right use for the building” – even though it […]

‘Freedom From Religion Foundation’ asked Obama to speak at rally

By Steve Gunn on Thursday, July 28th, 2016 in Uncategorized

MADISON, Wis. – The Freedom From Religion Foundation and its followers are tired of being “at the bottom of the totem pole of social acceptance.” So much, in fact, that the group’s leaders asked President Obama to speak at their rally, so more people will view them and their followers as “accepted citizens.” The Madison, Wisconsin-based […]