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Female librarian decries Democrats’ economic ‘war on women’

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – I don’t want equal pay. I want a chance to work to prove my worth. I want to compete with my colleagues to bring out the best out of  each one of us. If I’m more creative, productive, and efficient with time and money, my salary will reflect this.
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Teachers’ unions have become power-seeking political organizations

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CHESTER COUNTY, Pa. – As a teacher, I treasure the opportunity to help kids who learn differently succeed both academically and in their social lives. I like to think that the students I’ve been privileged to work with have a better understanding of the world around them and are set on a trajectory toward a more fulfilling and productive life.
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This is what Ohio is doing to try to repeal Common Core

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – In August 2013, Rep. Andy Thompson (R-Marietta) introduced H.B. 237, which would repeal Common Core in the state of Ohio. But after almost a year the bill remains stuck in committee. So Common Core opponents are getting creative. Now, they are on a mission to get 50 signatures on a discharge petition to bring the bill to a vote on the House floor.
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No reading, writing or doing math wanted

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The education industry has become an entitlement industry. The folks who once promoted reading as fundamental changed their tune when legislators considered offering voters the fundamental opportunity to read current debt levels (penalty and interest) on bond election ballots when school districts and other government entities seek new debt. Educators seemed to feel entitled to holding back that information.
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