By Victor Skinner
on Friday, January 13th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments
PHOENIX – An Arizona state lawmakers wants to impose funding cuts to public schools and universities that promote divisive social justice curriculums, events and activities. Rep. Bob Thorpe recently introduced legislation to expand on state law that bans ethnic studies courses that promote resentment toward other races that would add bans for classes and activities […]
By Victor Skinner
on Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 in Uncategorized No Comments
ROXBURY, N.J. – A New Jersey mother has dissected a middle school textbook she believes indoctrinates students into Islam under the guise of world history, and she wants it out of schools.
By Association of American Educators
on Friday, August 21st, 2015 in Unions No Comments
NEW BERLIN, Wis. – As an educator in Wisconsin and advocate for teacher freedom of choice, I was thrilled to hear that the U.S. Supreme Court will take up the Rebecca Friedrichs vs. California Teachers Association (CTA) case this fall.
By Cato Institute
on Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 in School Choice No Comments
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The latest 8th grade U.S. history, civics, and geography results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress – the so-called Nation’s Report Card – have been released, and as usual, things seem bleak: only 18 percent of students scored proficient in U.S. history, 23 percent in civics, and 27 percent in geography.
By Truth in American Education
on Sunday, March 15th, 2015 in Common Core No Comments
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Colorado mom and home educator Kathryn Porter is the latest parent featured in a video released by Parents Against the Common Core.
By Heartland Institute
on Thursday, February 12th, 2015 in School Choice No Comments
RALEIGH – Brian Lewis used to fight school vouchers. He was the chief lobbyist for the North Carolina Association of Educators, the state teachers union. Vouchers threaten teachers unions’ power by diffusing children and education authority more broadly among parents and schools.
By Kyle Olson
on Monday, January 26th, 2015 in Spending No Comments
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Public schools are governmental entities, and citizens have an absolute right to know how they spend the money they receive.
By Michigan Capitol Confidential
on Monday, January 5th, 2015 in School Choice, Uncategorized No Comments
PONTIAC, Mich. – Last fall the Pontiac School District announced it had cut its deficit by $12.6 million in one year thanks in part to “substantial employee concessions,” according to the Oakland Press.
By Mike Antonucci
on Sunday, December 28th, 2014 in Unions No Comments
DETROIT – Education Next just published a lengthy article of mine, which was largely about how the teachers’ unions tailor their message to the audience they are addressing. I did not expect to see such a fine illustration surface so quickly.
on Thursday, December 18th, 2014 in sex education No Comments
TUCSON, Ariz. – Planned Parenthood Arizona is itching to get its sex programs in the public schools across the state. So much so that it has mailed report cards to school districts, grading them according to whether their sex education programs suit the abortion giant.
By California Policy Center
on Thursday, November 6th, 2014 in Reform, Uncategorized, Unions No Comments
TUSTIN, Calif. – The 2014 mid-term elections will be remembered for many things – pioneering use of information technology to comprehensively profile and micro-target voters, escalating use of polarizing rhetoric, historically low levels of voter turnout, and historic records in total spending.
By Victor Skinner
on Thursday, September 25th, 2014 in Outrages No Comments
WINDHAM, N.H. – The Windham, New Hampshire school board members wrestled with an apparently controversial topic at a recent meeting: Whether or not to accept free pocket Constitutions to distribute to students.
By Victor Skinner
on Thursday, September 18th, 2014 in Outrages No Comments
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Nearly two dozen legal, civil rights, and education advocacy organizations recently sent a letter to the U.S. departments of Defense, Justice and Education to plead with federal officials to stop sending military equipment, weapons and armored vehicles to public schools.
By Campus Reform
on Saturday, September 13th, 2014 in Uncategorized No Comments
LARAMIE, Wyo. – America “overdoses” on patriotism on September 11, according to an editorial authored by a University of Wyoming student.
By Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice
on Sunday, August 31st, 2014 in Uncategorized No Comments
JACKSON, Miss. – “We need to fully fund our school formula” has become a common refrain in statehouses across the country—including in Mississippi. There is a way policymakers can increase funds for public school students—and it’s as easy as E-S-A.
By Restore Oklahoma Public Education
on Friday, August 15th, 2014 in Other News, School Choice No Comments
OKLAHOMA CITY – “Mom, are you going to check my paper?” Sam, my youngest, is sitting next to me doing math right now, but because I’m attempting to write a blog, I ask him to hold on a minute. Don’t worry, he’ll ask again in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…