Ohio’s largest districts will be spending a lot more over the next five years, but not on students

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Half a billion dollars.
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Karen Lewis’ campaign treasurer says making government smaller is racist

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CHICAGO – The conservative principle of making government smaller is a racist concept that targets black families, according to Karen Lewis’ trusted advisor and campaign committee treasurer Brandon Johnson.
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Common Core repeal bill filed in Pennsylvania House

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HARRISBURG, Pa. – State Representative Gordon Denlinger earlier this month filed legislation that would repeal the Common Core State Standards in the Keystone State.
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Hotel Unionista: Union sics collections agency on teacher who refused to pay dues

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PORT HURON, Mich. – Jacqueline O’Neil began her job as an accountant clerk for the Port Huron Area School District in August of 2008. She said she couldn’t believe she had to join a union and pay dues as a condition of employment.
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Hawaii rep.: Students were used as guinea pigs in sex instruction program

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HONOLULU – Led by state representative Bob McDermott, outraged parents in Hawaii continue to fight valiantly to get an explicit sex instruction program coauthored by Planned Parenthood out of their middle schools. Rep. McDermott has just released his second meticulously researched report detailing the impropriety of the curriculum and violations of state and federal law regarding the testing and implementation of the program.
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Minnesota university to welcome incoming freshmen with ‘I Heart Female Orgasm’ lecture

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MANKATO, Minn. – Minnesota State University – Mankato (MSUM) is welcoming students back to campus this fall with a lecture titled “I Heart Female Orgasm.”
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Ex-school union official stole nearly $800,000 from union bank accounts

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – It’s getting to the point where teachers union members would be wise to demand a detailed annual report of exactly where their dues money goes, and insist on seeing the receipts.
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Teacher loses license after threatening to give student an ‘atomic wedgie’

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DERBY, England – A community college instructor from England was banned from teaching after he allegedly threatened one student with an atomic wedgie, and cursed at and touched others inappropriately.
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Public disapproves of Obama’s education agenda, polls find

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – It was bad enough when the Obama administration quietly snuck Common Core into our states with little or no legislative or public debate.
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UPDATE: Dem activist on Perry grand jury doubles down

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AUSTIN, Texas – A Democratic activist who served on the grand jury that indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) insists she doesn’t see anything wrong with serving on a grand jury involving a high profile political leader and being heavily involved in partisan state politics.
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Study: Union rules reduce wages and stifle job growth

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Unions do more than raise labor costs of employers with whom they negotiate. They also reduce wages and job growth in states where they are most prevalent. That’s the conclusion of a new monograph published by the Washington, D.C.-based Competitive Enterprise Institute titled “The Unintended Consequences of Collective Bargaining.”
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29 biased statements in the AP U.S. History redesign

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CHICAGO – The “Open Letter from the Authors of the AP United States History Curriculum Framework” raises a number of important issues. Here is our response to the key points raised in this “Open Letter,” followed by a list of 29 biased and ill-considered statements from the Framework, and a list of 17 omitted seminal documents about U.S. history.
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