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Common Core vs. Autonomy: It's All About the Money
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Common Core vs. Autonomy: It's All About the Money

Here at FreedomWorks, we….well, we know that freedom works. We know that, if the federal government would leave us alone and let market forces work, the American people would flourish and thrive.  Whether it's the NSA revelations, the IRS scandal, or the imposing takeover of our health care system, Americans are seeing a grand expansion of federal control.

09/11/2013
The U.S. Education System: What Went Wrong? Part I
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The U.S. Education System: What Went Wrong? Part I

Something is seriously wrong with our education system. But before we can prescribe any cures we must understand the ailment. Our education problems are too big for sound bites. The system’s faults are too complex for mere political rhetoric.As such, I will be writing a few different blog posts to explain what exactly went wrong with our education system.

09/11/2013
New Report Shows Continued Rise in Homeschool Popularity
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New Report Shows Continued Rise in Homeschool Popularity

Educational shifts are happening all around America. A new report from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) shows that parents are looking for alternatives to state-led public education, and are shifting towards more traditional methods to educate their children.

09/10/2013
High Priced CEOs Continue Promotional Campaign For Common Core And Special Interests
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High Priced CEOs Continue Promotional Campaign For Common Core And Special Interests

In an op/ed piece in the Wall Street Journal on Friday, the CEO of Exxon Mobil, Rex Tillerson, lauded the educational standards being implemented under Common Core.

09/09/2013
Back to School Guide for Parents
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Back to School Guide for Parents

Now that Labor Day is behind us, kids around America are back in school. With so many stories in the media about failing schools or even teachers behaving badly, this can cause concern among parents.

09/03/2013
Demand Transparency in Education Spending
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Demand Transparency in Education Spending

In most states, education is the most expensive item in the budget. However, there is frequently some question on exactly how much is being spent and on what. The Cato Institute dug in to see what they could find out about transparency in educational spending around America.

08/30/2013
Oregon's Plan To Set Up A College Tuition Ponzi Scheme
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Oregon's Plan To Set Up A College Tuition Ponzi Scheme

A lot of ink has been spilled in covering the latest cockamamie idea coming out of Oregon; the so-called 'Pay it forward, Pay it back' college tuition scheme. What's striking is that the state legislature and one US Senator are giving serious consideration to what amounts to a Social Security style Ponzi Scheme - a massive redistribution plan that is doomed to fail.  This is all in an effort to create a utopian pipe dream that would magically erase the terms 'debt' and 'tuition' from our lexicon when discussing higher education.

08/22/2013
Profiles in Education: Kristin and Johnathan
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Profiles in Education: Kristin and Johnathan

For many parents, the decision to put their children in private school comes after a bad experience in public school. For some, however, they decide against traditional public schooling right from the beginning. Today, we’ll look at Kristin, Johnathan, and their two daughters, who are staying away from public school from the word “go.”

08/16/2013
New York Times Notices Strengthening Opposition To Common Core
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New York Times Notices Strengthening Opposition To Common Core

Progress. The Common Core, a set of standards for kindergarten through high school that has been ardently supported by the Obama administration and many business leaders and state legislatures, is facing growing opposition from both the right and the left even before it has been properly introduced into classrooms.

08/15/2013
Common Core Craziness
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Common Core Craziness

Common Core just keeps getting weirder. Today, we have two juxtaposed pieces of information. One that shows students being indoctrinated into praising Common Core, the other showing how clearly Common Core fails to educate children.

08/14/2013

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