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Textbooks and Naughty Books in Common Core
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Textbooks and Naughty Books in Common Core

Parents should be cautious about that to which their kids are exposed, especially in an environment where parental supervision isn't present. At home, television channels can be blocked, web content can be monitored, and most parents are hopefully keeping track of what their kids are reading. However, a lot of parents don’t apply this scrutiny to textbooks being used in the local schools. When one considers what is happening with textbook standards under Common Core, it’s time for that to change.

09/12/2013
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
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
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
Right to Work vs Unions in Michigan
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Right to Work vs Unions in Michigan

We suspected the unions in Michigan would continue to fight back against recently passed right to work legislation, and we were correct.  Unions, displeased that it passed, are showing their displeasure through various legal maneuvers that resemble litigious temper tantrums.  

08/28/2013
Charter Schools Up for a Fight in New York City
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Charter Schools Up for a Fight in New York City

Choice creates competition, and competition will lead to public schools losing their monopolies on young minds.  This of course is a very good thing, as it means better educations for every American child.

08/27/2013
Federal Government Punishes Louisiana Children
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Federal Government Punishes Louisiana Children

The U.S. Department of Justice must not have much going on these days. There aren’t really any other conclusions to draw considering that they’re spending their time working on keeping children in failing schools. That’s right, the Louisiana Department of Justice has sued the state of Louisiana over school vouchers.

08/26/2013
Sequester Hits Head Start: Children Used as Political Pawns
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Sequester Hits Head Start: Children Used as Political Pawns

In March of this year, Obama’s sequester (yes, it is absolutely Obama’s) and the approved cuts that went along with it began to kick in, trimming from different parts of the budget in an attempt to balance out this government’s out of control spending. As kids head back to school though and parents make decisions on their children's educational choices, Obama decides the timing is perfect to use those children to once again push for more spending.

08/19/2013
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

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