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The Anti-Common Core Movement Gains a New Ally
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The Anti-Common Core Movement Gains a New Ally

 This week, the GOP Executive Committee in South Carolina unanimously voted to reject Common Core standards. The resolution, which can be viewed here, is a huge step forward in the fight against Common Core. 

12/19/2013
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 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
The U.S. Education System: What Went Wrong? Part II
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The U.S. Education System: What Went Wrong? Part II

Of all the educational atrocities that have come to pass since our country’s infancy, the most tragic of all occurred when we took the focus off of the individual. The Founders believed that every individual citizen, no matter their circumstance, could become whatever they wanted if they were willing to work for it

09/12/2013
The U.S. Education System: What Went Wrong? Part I
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The U.S. Education System: What Went Wrong? Part I

Something is seriously wrong with our education system. But before we can prescribe any cures we must understand the ailment. Our education problems are too big for sound bites. The system’s faults are too complex for mere political rhetoric.As such, I will be writing a few different blog posts to explain what exactly went wrong with our education system.

09/11/2013
FreedomWorks Supports North Carolina’s Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest’s Request for Education Answers
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FreedomWorks Supports North Carolina’s Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest’s Request for Education Answers

Washington, DC- FreedomWorks is announcing its support of North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest’s request that the state’s Department of Public Instruction answer his questions about the implementation of Common Core standards before their August State Board of Education meeting. FreedomWorks Director of Grassroots Whitney Neal released the following statement:

07/22/2013

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