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School choice is a movement that many can get behind. After all, where’s the downside? Your tax dollars follow your student, schools are rewarded (or punished) based on their performance, and the entire system is held accountable for its performance. Senate Bill 1, an upcoming bipartisan bill in Pennsylvania, is a step in the right direction for the great state. Nonetheless, it faces opposition, not only from the teacher’s unions and the politicians in their pocket, but also from supporters of school choice, on the grounds that the bill does not go far enough.
It is difficult to see where the objection to school choice lies. After all, isn’t it common sense that your taxes should pay for your child’s education, regardless of which school they attend? Why should failing schools be supported by your money? Consistently poor performance at a regular job results in termination. Why should the education system be any different?
The Pennsylvania legislature is currently considering a landmark step forward in education: Senate Bill 1. Senate bill 1 is a bipartisan bill that supports a voucher program for qualified low income students in failing school districts. This bill would allow students who are currently experiencing academic success in the difficult setting of a failing school an opportunity to leave that school in favor of a better one, taking their tax money with them in the form of vouchers.
“Alò Presidente” is the name of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s unscripted propaganda talk show, which Chavez demands all “privately owned Venezuelan media outlets broadcast every Sunday from 11:00am to 5:00pm. “Alò Presidente” features Chávez addressing current events of the day and visiting locations where government social welfare programs are being implemented.
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North Carolina FreedomWorks Legislative Liaison Kathy Hartkopf has outlined the Freedom Agenda for this coming session and where FreedomWorks stands on these important issues. The 2011-2012 biennium of the North Carolina General Assembly convened on Wednesday, January 26. Legislators came back to Raleigh ready to work with office moves completed and committee assignments having been made. House leadership had restructured and streamlined House committees.
Due to the tremendous turnout at many issue briefings earlier this year and the many important policies we need to tackle at the state and federal levels, North Carolina FreedomWorks has added additional dates for you to come out, meet other patriots in your area, and learn about the vital issues facing our state and nation. Please see below for a Legislative Issues Briefing near you.Friday, February 18, 2011: 11:30 am Mama Brava's 117 Holden Beach Rd, SW Shalotte, NC
Highlights of CPAC 2011: The Intern’s point of view:Youth: I was struck by how young the crowd was. I guess I was expecting a bunch of old men in very dark and dull suits. Nothing could have been further from the truth; the crowd was filled with young men and women, all excited, all extremely well read and all extremely knowledgeable on the issues. They were loud, motivated, an organized.Diversity: Wow! Much to the “left’s” disappointment the diversity of CPAC 2011 on all fronts was astounding. The conference
A Promise fulfilled: so far anywayThis Wednesday House republicans, in an effort led by Rep Fred Upton (R-MI) plan to unveil long awaited legislation which would ban the Environmental Protection Agency from Regulating corporations in concern to Green House Gases under the Clean Air Act. Much to the anger of the bloated EPA and the Obama Administration, they expect to advance their Bill rapidly.Fred Upton himself in a recent OPED in the Detroit News evoked the free market spirit of Former President Reagan. Upton stated: "I had the great privilege of working for
Tea Party and 9/12 Project Groups From Throughout Florida Come Together in Welcoming Governor Rick Scott to Eustis, FL. Eustis, Florida will be buzzing with excitement on Monday as Tea Party, 9/12 Project and other freedom groups from throughout the state, proudly welcomes Governor Rick Scott to their ‘Tea Parties Unite’ rally. In addition, Gov. Scott has announced that he will unveil his new budget at this event!