OK voters reject penny sales tax increase for teacher raises

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, November 10th, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma teachers were shocked Tuesday when voters rejected a penny sales tax proposal on the ballot to fund raises for teachers and other education programs. Nearly 60 percent of Oklahoma voters rejected State Question 779, which would have increased the state sales tax by a penny to give teachers a $5,000 […]

CA school district mandates yoga for elementary students

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 in Uncategorized 5 Comments

ENCINITAS, Calif. – Parents in the Encinitas Unified School District are fuming after the school board voted to spend $416,000 to keep a controversial yoga program alive when grant funding floundered. The school board voted 4-1 Tuesday to approve a plan to spend the money next school year on a health and wellness program that […]

Feds consider joining school choice game

By Watchdog.org on Monday, June 2nd, 2014 in Other News, School Choice No Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The federal government is getting in the school choice game. A bill, called the CHOICE Act, was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Todd Rokita — a companion to a Senate bill sponsored by Sen. Tim Scott.