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Waiting for Superman...

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to watch “Waiting for Superman,” a heart-breaking documentary about America’s failing public school system.  Sitting with my wife (who is a teacher herself) I could not contain my emotion.  Sadness, anger and utter disgust are a few that come to mind.  The movie covers failing schools throughout the country, and profiles the brave children and few educators that are doing everything they can to improve the system. The prevailing theme of the film: the status quo will do anything to hold on to their power.  Teachers u

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Waiting for Superman...

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to watch “Waiting for Superman,” a heart-breaking documentary about America’s failing public school system.  Sitting with my wife (who is a teacher herself) I could not contain my emotion.  Sadness, anger and utter disgust are a few that come to mind.  The movie covers failing schools throughout the country, and profiles the brave children and few educators that are doing everything they can to improve the system. The prevailing theme of the film: the status quo will do anything to hold on to their power.  Teachers u

02/23/2011
Wisconsin and Government Unions

 Democracy and Power 114:  The Power Players

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Wisconsin and Government Unions

 Democracy and Power 114:  The Power Players

02/23/2011
Unions Protest At FreedomWorks HQ

A veritable who's who of public and private sector unions including AFSCME, NEA, SEIU, AFT, ATU, and the Teamsters descended on the FreedomWorks office building on Wednesday to block state reforms aimed to curb their exorbitant union power in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Tennessee and Ohio.

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Unions Protest At FreedomWorks HQ

A veritable who's who of public and private sector unions including AFSCME, NEA, SEIU, AFT, ATU, and the Teamsters descended on the FreedomWorks office building on Wednesday to block state reforms aimed to curb their exorbitant union power in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Tennessee and Ohio.

02/23/2011
What Harrisburg Has to Do with Madison

Public union supporters in Wisconsin have tried to portray the controversy as though limiting their union’s power is an assault on the notion of any union, whether private or public, while Conservatives  and moderates and

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What Harrisburg Has to Do with Madison

Public union supporters in Wisconsin have tried to portray the controversy as though limiting their union’s power is an assault on the notion of any union, whether private or public, while Conservatives  and moderates and

02/23/2011
Failing More Expensively or Succeeding with Less

Some voices support any sort of domestic government as long as it’s bigger—sometimes so much so that they will believe that any facts available confirm their case.

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Failing More Expensively or Succeeding with Less

Some voices support any sort of domestic government as long as it’s bigger—sometimes so much so that they will believe that any facts available confirm their case.

02/22/2011
Wisconsin Battle Transcends Unions

The protests in Wisconsin remind us of issues that transcend unions, pensions and budgets.  It is the often neglected principles of the rule of law and fairness.  As former AFL-CIO president George Meany noted, “It is impossible to bargain collectively with government.”

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Wisconsin Battle Transcends Unions

The protests in Wisconsin remind us of issues that transcend unions, pensions and budgets.  It is the often neglected principles of the rule of law and fairness.  As former AFL-CIO president George Meany noted, “It is impossible to bargain collectively with government.”

02/22/2011
Listen To Our Recent Podcasts

FreedomRadio's recent podcasts include how to stop Obama's EPA regulations, passing school choice legislation in Pennsylvania, and ending public sector union collective bargaining in Ohio.Dr. Wayne Brough, VP of Research at FreedomWorks and Tom Borelli, Director of the Free Enterprise Project at the National Center for Public Policy Research, discuss the EPA Listen to our EPA Podcast!

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Listen To Our Recent Podcasts

FreedomRadio's recent podcasts include how to stop Obama's EPA regulations, passing school choice legislation in Pennsylvania, and ending public sector union collective bargaining in Ohio.Dr. Wayne Brough, VP of Research at FreedomWorks and Tom Borelli, Director of the Free Enterprise Project at the National Center for Public Policy Research, discuss the EPA Listen to our EPA Podcast!

02/22/2011
School Choice: Senate Bill 1

School choice is a movement that many can get behind. After all, where’s the downside? Your tax dollars follow your student, schools are rewarded (or punished) based on their performance, and the entire system is held accountable for its performance. Senate Bill 1, an upcoming bipartisan bill in Pennsylvania, is a step in the right direction for the great state. Nonetheless, it faces opposition, not only from the teacher’s unions and the politicians in their pocket, but also from supporters of school choice, on the grounds that the bill does not go far enough.

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School Choice: Senate Bill 1

School choice is a movement that many can get behind. After all, where’s the downside? Your tax dollars follow your student, schools are rewarded (or punished) based on their performance, and the entire system is held accountable for its performance. Senate Bill 1, an upcoming bipartisan bill in Pennsylvania, is a step in the right direction for the great state. Nonetheless, it faces opposition, not only from the teacher’s unions and the politicians in their pocket, but also from supporters of school choice, on the grounds that the bill does not go far enough.

02/22/2011
Save Our States, Stop The Unions

Across our country, responsible Governors and state legislators are tackling bloated state budgets by confronting the exorbitant influence held by public sector unions. In Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Tennessee, FreedomWorks is supporting crucial legislation to “Save Our States”.

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Save Our States, Stop The Unions

Across our country, responsible Governors and state legislators are tackling bloated state budgets by confronting the exorbitant influence held by public sector unions. In Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Tennessee, FreedomWorks is supporting crucial legislation to “Save Our States”.

02/18/2011
Key Vote YES: Pennsylvania SB1 Opportunity Scholarship and Educational Improvement Tax Credit Act

Dear Representative, On behalf of over a million FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to support SB 1, the Opportunity Scholarship and Educational Improvement Tax Credit Act.” Introduced by Sen. Piccola (R-Dauphin) and Sen. Williams (D-Philadelphia), this bill would allow children the opportunity to attend a better school. We must ensure that all Pennsylvania children receive the quality education that they deserve.

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Key Vote YES: Pennsylvania SB1 Opportunity Scholarship and Educational Improvement Tax Credit Act

Dear Representative, On behalf of over a million FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to support SB 1, the Opportunity Scholarship and Educational Improvement Tax Credit Act.” Introduced by Sen. Piccola (R-Dauphin) and Sen. Williams (D-Philadelphia), this bill would allow children the opportunity to attend a better school. We must ensure that all Pennsylvania children receive the quality education that they deserve.

02/18/2011

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