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California Teacher Stands Up to Unions
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California Teacher Stands Up to Unions

For many teachers, their job is a calling. It is what they love to do, a profession for which they have worked and studied, and at which they want to continue. What happens, then, when a good teacher is forced to give money to a group which she opposes in order to keep her job? In the case of California’s Rebecca Friedrichs, she is fighting back. 

12/18/2013
Common Core Coming for Little Girls
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Common Core Coming for Little Girls

A lot of people around the country are concerned with Common Core for a variety of reasons. Americans are standing up and fighting back against this huge government intrusion. However, it turns out that schools aren’t the only people lining up to indoctrinate your kids into common core. Your little girls are getting common core in places you might not expect: in their toys and extra-curricular activities. 

12/13/2013
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
Former Anti-Voucher Advocate Now Advocates For Vouchers and School Choice
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Former Anti-Voucher Advocate Now Advocates For Vouchers and School Choice

There is a lot of misinformation about school choice, and sometimes even wise and well intentioned people are misled.  As school choice success stories begin to go mainstream though, more people are championing the ideas of empowering students and parents. Just ask Ann Duplessis, former anti-voucher advocate who is now at the forefront of a group fighting for vouchers. 

11/26/2013
Friedman Foundation Study Focuses on How Parents Choose the Right Schools for their Children
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Friedman Foundation Study Focuses on How Parents Choose the Right Schools for their Children

There are a lot of reasons that parents choose the schools that they do for their children. For some parents, it is a clear decision, for some, it is a decision which is agonized over. The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice recently released a study on the factors that go into these decisions, and the answers might surprise you. 

11/18/2013
Stop Common Core Goes Viral
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Stop Common Core Goes Viral

Social media is a powerful tool in the hands of grassroots activists. It is astounding that our voices can be heard around the globe without ever leaving the comfort of our own home. The rise of social media has presented a new platform for expressing our ideas and influencing others.

11/13/2013
Losing Literacy
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Losing Literacy

Until WWII, American children learned to read by utilizing phonics. Words were not learned by memorization but rather, children learned that each letter had a corresponding sound. When put together with other sounds, a word was made. This method had proved to be extraordinarily successful since America’s founding and two centuries beyond. It was this method that allowed Benjamin Franklin to be a proficient reader before ever stepping foot into a classroom. 

10/29/2013
State of Indiana Sues to Stop Obamacare Mandate
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State of Indiana Sues to Stop Obamacare Mandate

It’s a pretty good sign that this whole ObamaCare deal is a mess when public schools, which usually champion liberal policies are asking for an out. In Indiana, 15 school districts have filed a lawsuit against Obamacare in order to stop the financial consequences they see coming in the near future.  

10/22/2013
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
In DC and New York, Politicians Try to Score Cheap Points at the Expense of Charter Schools
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In DC and New York, Politicians Try to Score Cheap Points at the Expense of Charter Schools

Charter schools are being hit once again this week, and people are fighting back. Earlier this week, as many as 17,000 thousands advocates for charter schools gathered in New York City, after a successful such gathering last year drew thousands more public school parents.

10/10/2013

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