Michigan Senate debates ‘Talk Like a Pirate Day’ resolution

By Watchdog Wire on Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 in Other News

LANSING, Mich. – International Talk like a Pirate Day was celebrated on September 19. It’s the day when kids and grownups can utter phrases like “shiver me timbers,” wear an eyepatch, sport a hook hand, or pretend they’re Jack Sparrow.

California Assembly passes bill to paint BB guns bright colors

By Watchdog Wire on Thursday, August 28th, 2014 in Other News

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – I said it before, and I’ll say it again: “From the “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up” file, a bill currently in the California Legislature would require BB guns and Airsoft Pellet guns painted bright toy colors so they won’t be mistaken for real guns.” And they did.

Editorial: Why school choice is important

By Watchdog Wire on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 in School Choice

WASHINGTON, D.C. – There is no question that our current education system leaves children behind. Those most in need of a quality school are, unfortunately, the least likely to get one. And worse, opportunities for those without a quality education are severely limited.

Female librarian decries Democrats’ economic ‘war on women’

By Watchdog Wire on Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 in Other News

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.

What do Americans think of school choice?

By Watchdog Wire on Thursday, July 17th, 2014 in School Choice

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Earlier this year, the Center for Education Reform, a leading advocate for choice programs, released a survey:  America’s Attitudes Towards Education Reform. It found that Americans overwhelmingly support choice in education.

Teachers’ unions have become power-seeking political organizations

By Watchdog Wire on Saturday, July 12th, 2014 in Unions

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 […]