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Testimony by Vanessa Everheart, Kansas
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Testimony by Vanessa Everheart, Kansas

BY Vanessa Everheart

Our youngest daughter is involved in the Parents as Teachers program, as have our previous two children. One day our “Teacher” Miss Tami came over for a screening and began asking some questions I hadn’t heard asked before. Questions about my pregnancy and birth and then she wanted information for our daughter to have a Kansas ID number. That’s when I stopped her.

11/23/2013
FreedomWorks On Tap "A Teacher's Take On Common Core"
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FreedomWorks On Tap "A Teacher's Take On Common Core"

11/20/2013
Friedman Foundation Study Focuses on How Parents Choose the Right Schools for their Children
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Friedman Foundation Study Focuses on How Parents Choose the Right Schools for their Children

There are a lot of reasons that parents choose the schools that they do for their children. For some parents, it is a clear decision, for some, it is a decision which is agonized over. The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice recently released a study on the factors that go into these decisions, and the answers might surprise you. 

11/18/2013
FreedomWorks On Tap "Meet The New School System" AKA: Common Core
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FreedomWorks On Tap "Meet The New School System" AKA: Common Core

11/14/2013
Stop Common Core Goes Viral
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Stop Common Core Goes Viral

Social media is a powerful tool in the hands of grassroots activists. It is astounding that our voices can be heard around the globe without ever leaving the comfort of our own home. The rise of social media has presented a new platform for expressing our ideas and influencing others.

11/13/2013
Losing Literacy
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Losing Literacy

Until WWII, American children learned to read by utilizing phonics. Words were not learned by memorization but rather, children learned that each letter had a corresponding sound. When put together with other sounds, a word was made. This method had proved to be extraordinarily successful since America’s founding and two centuries beyond. It was this method that allowed Benjamin Franklin to be a proficient reader before ever stepping foot into a classroom. 

10/29/2013
The U.S. Education System: What Went Wrong? Part III
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The U.S. Education System: What Went Wrong? Part III

A great thing about being American is that if you are unhappy with how things are run in one state, you are free to move to 49 others.  The same goes for businesses. If you are unsatisfied with one company, you can take your money to another establishment. 

09/30/2013
Common Core Fails Update 9/27/2013
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Common Core Fails Update 9/27/2013

09/27/2013
The Common Core Fight is On in Tennessee
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The Common Core Fight is On in Tennessee

Common Core is awfully unpopular for something that’s supposed to be so great. State after state is trying to keep academic freedom alive, and Tennessee is joining that list. Hearings have been held in the Volunteer State, and the fight is on. 

09/26/2013
Common Core Destroys School Choice
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Common Core Destroys School Choice

An important part of why many parents favor school choice is it increases the chances their kids will get into a good college. Private school students and homeschoolers regularly score higher on college entrance exams than most public school children.

09/26/2013

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