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How Education ‘Reform’ Serves Everyone But Our Kids

By Whitney Neal/

"Is the Student Loan Bubble About to Burst?"
"Yes. Yes it is."

Student Loans Are Another Bubble Ready to Burst

If there’s one group of people who are getting a raw deal these days, it’s the young. The unemployment rate among 16- to 19-year-olds is a whopping 19.1 percent, ObamaCare is raising the costs of health insurance for young people by compelling them to subsidize their parents and grandparents, and the current generation of politicians continues to rack up debt that will one day have to be paid for at future generations’ expense.


Education Freedom: An Update

Over the last few weeks, several issues relating to education reform and freedom have made the news ... here is a recap of a few of these items!


Watch Deneen Borelli Discuss 4th Graders Homework on Cheating Dad


Tell Your Members of Congress to Support/Co-Sponsor the LOCAL Level Act, S. 1974.

As one of our more than 6 million FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to contact your representative and your senators today and urge them to support Senator Pat Roberts’ LOCAL (Learning Opportunities Created at the Local) Level Act “to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to prohibit Federal education mandates, and for other purposes,” and to co-sponsor the bill if they have not already done so.

"President Obama's War on Students"
"Americans are being misled by leaders like President Obama who want them to believe that becoming debtors to the federal government will make them successful. With no jobs and an overabundance of students who all have the same degrees, Obama\u2019s suggested path will do little more than keep Americans broke and unemployed."

The War on Students?

“Higher education is still the best ticket to upward mobility in America,” President Obama said last year. “And if we don’t do something about keeping it within reach, it will create problems for economic mobility for generations to come.”


Incumbent Dems Push Universal Pre-K

Having already saddled college students with mountains of debt and ensuring that they will be unable to find jobs when they finally do graduate, the Obama administration has turned its attention towards the pre-kindergarten crowd. In his FY 2015 budget the president requested $750 million to expand the federal government’s role in preschool provision for the nation’s youngsters. This effort is right in line with what Democratic Senators have been trying to accomplish through legislation.

Whitney Neal @WhitneyNeal
"The problem you need to think through isn't getting a grant and getting into school, it's getting a job after school." @SenRandPaul

Parent Trigger Opponents Charged with Vandalism

When children are trapped in failing California schools, parents are empowered to execute the “parent trigger” option. Parent trigger has been in effect in California since 2010 and allows parents to turn an existing failing school into a charter school, replace employees, or close the school entirely. In Adelanto, California, parents chose to go this route and turn a local elementary into a charter school, and it turned into quite the debacle. Once the parent trigger was invoked, the school district defied the law. Now, finally, a charter school has been chosen to help these kids get on the path to a better education. I thought that the twists and turns of this crazy story were in the past, but alas, I was wrong.

Schools Continue to Bully Our Children

Schools Continue to Bully Our Children

Despite the persistent objections of parents and the lack of medical evidence that there is any value to their efforts, public schools are still sending children home with fat-shaming letters for their parents.  One school in upstate New York is continuing the controversial practice - even letting fellow classmates deliver the letters to their mortified peers.