PROMISE KEPT: Trump cuts federal DOE budget, increases funds for school choice

By Victor Skinner on Monday, March 20th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for the U.S. Department of Education is exactly what he promised during the 2016 campaign: Massive cuts coupled with a strong focus on growing school choice options for poor families. The Trump administration released a sketch of its 2018 spending plan for education Thursday that includes an […]

EdSec DeVos slams billions in Obama school spending: ‘They tested their model and failed miserably’

By Victor Skinner on Friday, February 24th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Education Secretary Betsy DeVos highlighted President Obama’s failure to improve education during his eight years in office, including $7 billion in “improvement” grants that made no meaningful improvement, at the Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday. DeVos took direct aim at the liberal ideology that money equals results in education, saying at CPAC […]

Elizabeth Warren was school voucher supporter — before Trump was elected

By Victor Skinner on Monday, January 16th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has spoken out against President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, because of the Michigan philanthropist’s support for school vouchers. And while Warren is expected to grill DeVos before the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee on Tuesday over her long-standing support for school choice, […]

Trump pushes school choice, slams Hillary over bias for bureaucracy

By Victor Skinner on Saturday, August 20th, 2016 in Uncategorized 3 Comments

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump reiterated his positions on education Thursday during one of his first speeches since his campaign changed leadership this week. What’s clear is The Donald is serious about creating school choice for all parents, particularly minority parents, and he couldn’t care less what the nation’s teachers unions think […]

Louisiana Gov. Jindal’s lawsuit against the Feds on Common Core draws on Pioneer Institute’s research

By Pioneer Institute on Thursday, August 28th, 2014 in Common Core No Comments

BOSTON – The legal complaint issued by Governor Jindal’s office clearly builds off Pioneer Institute’s white paper “The Road to a National Curriculum,” co-authored by former U.S. Department of Education General Counsel Kent Talbert, Deputy General Counsel Robert Eitel, as well as Bill Evers of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.