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Teachers' Union Fights Parent Trigger Laws in California
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Teachers' Union Fights Parent Trigger Laws in California

When a school is failing, it seems reasonable that parents can effect change in that school. In California, the Parent Trigger law enables parents to overhaul a school if it is failing their children.

10/21/2013
Profiles in Education: The Lintow Family
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Profiles in Education: The Lintow Family

Online education is growing by leaps and bounds, and the Lintow family knows why. With two kids in online school, they know it well and are excited to share the experience. 

10/18/2013
Why Online Education is Growing
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Why Online Education is Growing

Technology is changing the way Americans live their daily lives, and when it comes to education, it's opening up new and exciting opportunities for students, and at a rapid pace. A recent Gallup Poll has found that online education is rated best for value and options. Although sometimes viewed as education's red headed stepchild, the truth is that online education provides access and options at all levels of education. 

10/15/2013
Department of Education is 94 Percent Non-Essential Employees
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Department of Education is 94 Percent Non-Essential Employees

The federal government is now into its second day of being shut down, which means different things for different people. For the average American, not much is going to change. However, there is one governmental department which touches many (too many, some would argue) lives: The Department of Education. The question is will a government shutdown really make a difference to the majority of American families who have school age children? 

10/02/2013
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
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
Profiles in Education: The Price Family
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Profiles in Education: The Price Family

Scott and Robin Price, parents of 15 year-old Anna and 11 year-old Jay, have what they call a “not normal, normal life.” In some ways, their lives are no different than any other family: shopping for dresses for the school dance, going to church, and spending time together. The only difference is their children, Anna and Jay, both have special needs.

09/20/2013
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
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

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