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Students are Fleeing Common Core's Sinking Ship

It is fairly common knowledge by now that most people aren’t happy with the Common Core education standards that state and federal governments are trying to ram down their throats. From needlessly convoluted math problems to anti-American history curricula, Common Core makes education a maddening chore for students, parents, and teachers alike.

11/10/2014
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We Will Not Conform: Portrait of a Home School Family

BY Kelly Horsley

We will not conform. We will not conform. We will not conform. No, it isn't a chant or a mantra. It's a statement of fact. Something that we as grassroots activists should be used to by now. How about another group of folks who could be considered full-time protesters? Another group of people who might be used to not conforming for even longer than the tea party groups have been around. How about a group of dedicated home schoolers? This is the portrait of a home school mom and dad.

07/25/2014
How Can You Benefit from FreedomWorks University? Find Out!
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How Can You Benefit from FreedomWorks University? Find Out!

Not long ago, I was wandering around the FreedomWorks site, searching for inspiration for a new article. I read a few posts from my fine fellow-writers, spent a bit of time poking around FreedomConnector to see how other folks were using that resource, and then a tiny link on my FC dashboard page caught my attention. It said, "University"

12/02/2013
Profiles in Education: Peyton and Eric, a Homeschool Family of Six
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Profiles in Education: Peyton and Eric, a Homeschool Family of Six

Peyton and Eric never thought they would be homeschool parents. Having both been educated in traditional public schools, Peyton had some common misconceptions about homeschooling. In fact, she says she never entertained the idea of homeschooling because "I didn't want my kids to be dumb.”

09/13/2013
A Brief History of Public Education: School Choice in America Part II
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A Brief History of Public Education: School Choice in America Part II

The first part of this series focused on the various efforts around the country to establish school choice. This piece attempts to shed light upon the history of compulsory public education in America. As the nation debates the merits of school choice I’ve noticed a common theme in the arguments of the ideas’ opponents. They assert that the implementation of school choice would abandon a noble tradition with early roots in the American founding.

02/13/2013
School Choice in America Part I
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School Choice in America Part I

Today Americans find themselves in the midst of a great crisis in our educational system. Parents across the nation are waking up with the realization that the promise of public education has failed to deliver.

02/01/2013