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Top 10 Reasons to Oppose Common Core

The ultimate goal of Common Core is to have every school district follow the same national standards. This is a failed educational approach that will undermine educational quality and choice. States and local communities better know how to design standards based on their students and parents’ needs than Washington bureaucrats.

07/26/2013
Study Shows Black Parents Support School Choice
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Study Shows Black Parents Support School Choice

America prides itself on being a society in which all are created equal. A country in which we are, as Martin Luther King, Jr. had hoped, people who are not “judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” Still, though, there is one major frontier in which all is not equal, and that is in education. Public education in America is such that, in many instances, the quality of a child’s education is determined by where that child lives.

07/24/2013
Capitol Hill Update, 8 July, 2013
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Capitol Hill Update, 8 July, 2013

Hill Update, 8 July 2013Schedule: The House and Senate are both back in town for four weeks.  They will then go into their long August recess, starting August 2nd.

07/09/2013
Letter of Support: The LEARN Act
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Letter of Support: The LEARN Act

Dear FreedomWorks member, As one of our millions of FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to contact your Representative and urge him or her to co-sponsor the Local Education Authority Returns Now (LEARN) Act, H.R. 2394.  Introduced by Congressman Scott Garrett (R-NJ), this bill aims to give states and individual parents more choice in the education of their children.

07/02/2013
Another Reason to Love Texas- Education Reform
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Another Reason to Love Texas- Education Reform

Just in case you needed another reason to love Texas, Governor Rick Perry has given us one. Yesterday, Perry signed education reforms into law which will shake up graduation requirements and put less emphasis on testing. By signing House Bills 5, 809, 842, and 3662, as well as Senate Bill 441, Perry achieved a significant overhaul of public education. 

06/11/2013
Principal Ousted by Parents in California
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Principal Ousted by Parents in California

Across America, Parent Trigger laws are being invoked to make changes in failing schools. In some cases, schools are transformed from traditional public schools and, in others, they are used to replace administration officials impeding the success of students.

05/31/2013
Educational Tax Credit Bill Proposed in Washington State
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Educational Tax Credit Bill Proposed in Washington State

On May 21, Washington Rep. Liz Pike introduced House Bill 2063, which would open up educational opportunities for children in her state. This bill would establish educational tax credits allowing Washington’s children to have access to more educational choices. Washington currently has very few options for school choice, and if passed, this would be a huge boost for education reform there. 

05/30/2013
New Study Shows That Moms Are Supportive Of School Choice
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New Study Shows That Moms Are Supportive Of School Choice

Our K-12 education system is a monopoly, and like any other monopoly, the customer (child) suffers from lack of choice and competition.  Our children are being held captive in a failing system where markets are not allowed to work. As it turns out, parents, especially moms, know that the key to improving our education system is to allow for market forces to drive innovation and create an enviroment that responds to the needs of children, instead of just propping up the status quo.

05/09/2013
Louisiana Supreme Court Issues Ruling That Is a Setback for School Choice
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Louisiana Supreme Court Issues Ruling That Is a Setback for School Choice

School choice received a blow in Louisiana today when the Supreme Court deemed funding for vouchers unconstitutional. Last April, Governor Bobby Jindal expanded school choice, including scholarships offered for up to 5,600 students for the current school year. More than 10,000 students applied for 5,600 spots in private and religious schools this year, and were selected by a lottery. The program was set to be expanded next year with nearly 8,000 students approved for vouchers with more scholarships expected to be approved in June.

05/07/2013
Profiles in Education: The Smith Family and Charter Schools
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Profiles in Education: The Smith Family and Charter Schools

Mr. and Mrs. Smith attended traditional public schools, but chose a different path when it came time to choose how to school their own children. The Smiths have a son and a daughter, both of whom were educated both through homeschooling and in private schools. Their daughter, however, decided she wanted something different for high school. 

04/29/2013

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