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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
What Current Affairs Reveal About Education
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What Current Affairs Reveal About Education

It’s as if current events are working together to reform education, or, at the very least, to make it evident to all Americans why reform needs to happen. Between the current government shutdown and the looming debt ceiling, it’s becoming more evident every day that the safest place for education is as far away from the federal government as possible. 

10/07/2013
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
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

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