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The more I learn about Common Core, the more I am reminded that the federal government fails at managing… anything. These uniform national curriculum standards are bad for students, teachers, parents, taxpayers, and really, society as a whole. The federal takeover of education needs to be immediately reversed for the sake of our future prosperity.
What You Need to Know About Pictures and Blog Posts, Part II
In Los Angeles, there’s an unusual fight over Common Core. This fight is about testing before implementation. Although it is set to be implemented in the 2014-15 school year, a proposed bill (AB 484) was supposed to have their standardized testing align with those standards this year.
How to Take a Stand Against Classroom Bullying and Bias
As students of all ages go back to school, we need to address a very important issue. This issue is one I brought up this past March; bias and bullying in the classroom. In the course of the past few weeks, we have seen this issue reemerging in the national media. Teachers on both ends of the political spectrum are guilty of bias, and sometimes bullying, and it needs to end.
FreedomWorks Summit Takeaway: Washington Versus America
Bloggers and activists from around the nation gathered at FreedomWorks this September 6-8 for a Defund ObamaCare Summit, where they discussed the consequences of ObamaCare and the strategies being used by Democrats and some Republicans to keep the law in place. Attendees at the summit learned to counter the most substantive arguments – many of which have been ironically formulated by Republican congressional leadership – to support the funding of ObamaCare. The message was simple: Why fund a law that no one believes will work with money the federal government doesn’t have?
Congress and Staff Should Beware Their Obamacare Bribe
Of all the problems with Obamacare, the one that should strike the most fear into the hearts of members of Congress is public reaction to their acceptance of a bribe to keep the law funded. Congress should reject the exemption the President offers them, which allows the federal government to pay for their exchange-based health insurance.
Lifetouch Dropping Health Coverage For All Part-Time Employees Due to Obamacare
Lifetouch National School Studios, the world's largest employee-owned photography company, has sent a letter to employees explaining that new provisions in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have forced them to review and make changes to their benefit plans.
Democracy and Power 112: Fidelity to LeadershipTo be elected, a politician must please his constituents. However, to be a powerful legislative force, a politician must be an obedient member of a party – Democrat or Republican. Since most constituents are busy making a living, raising families and focused on immediate community concerns, loyalty to the party most often prevails
I remember the Old Age — the time Before Obama. We had cruel rulers who were so focused on wars and greed that they never shared a vital secret with their subjects. These latter-day Neros and Caligulae never once told the dessicated masses about a simple, life-giving treasure. The treasure of Water.It was a dark time. A thirsty time.