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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
Right To Work and The Rust Belt
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Right To Work and The Rust Belt

Right to Work is sweeping the rust belt! Workers are free to choose whether or not they would like to join a union in Michigan and Indiana, in the heart of the rust belt, as well as in its further reaches such as Iowa.

08/13/2013
First Amendment Under Attack in Illinois
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First Amendment Under Attack in Illinois

Illinois, Illinois, Illinois. What has happened to you? How could the land of Lincoln stray so far from the principles of freedom? Every time we look, the state government is up to something shady. While the graft usually takes place in Chicago, today’s example comes from Bellevue, just outside of St. Louis.

08/12/2013
Draft Matt Damon for School Choice Advocacy
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Draft Matt Damon for School Choice Advocacy

Ah, Hollywood. The glitz, the glamor. The fame, the fortune. The liberal obliviousness. Today, that obliviousness refers to Matt Damon.

08/06/2013
American Federation of Teachers vs. Dearborn
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American Federation of Teachers vs. Dearborn

The American Federation of Teachers is a little bit clingy. Who can blame them, I suppose, when they are losing left and right? When local affiliates decide to disentangle themselves from the AFT in favor of more local control, the AFT has a very hard time letting go. This is currently the case in Dearborn, Michigan, as the Dearborn Federation of School Employees has decided to strike out on their own. The AFT is not letting them go without a fight.  

08/05/2013
Fight for Academic Freedom in Ohio
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Fight for Academic Freedom in Ohio

For kids around America, school is starting soon. Kids are stocking up on school supplies and learning their new schedules. Parents are making sure that everything is ready for their children to head off to another year of learning. In Ohio, though, some last-minute legislation could change what the upcoming year will look like for families in that state.

08/02/2013
Parent Trigger School Opens Doors as New Charter
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Parent Trigger School Opens Doors as New Charter

In California, parents took control of their children's’ education last year and executed the parent trigger option. After legal battles with the school district, parents chose to make Desert Trails Elementary into a charter school to give their children the best possible education.

07/30/2013
Back-To-School Tax Holiday
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Back-To-School Tax Holiday

With August right around the corner, a lot of parents are thinking about back-to-school shopping for their kids. For lower-income families, however, it can be difficult or impossible to afford everything their students need to succeed. In sixteen states, they are taking steps to make it a little easier on families. 

07/29/2013
Golfer Mickelson Will Hand Over 61% of Earnings to the Taxman
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Golfer Mickelson Will Hand Over 61% of Earnings to the Taxman

Back in January, golfer Phil Mickelson made a comment about the rate of taxation he pays for his success. Not only is he paying high federal taxes, but his home state of California is gouging him as well.

07/26/2013
Study Shows Black Parents Support School Choice
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Study Shows Black Parents Support School Choice

America prides itself on being a society in which all are created equal. A country in which we are, as Martin Luther King, Jr. had hoped, people who are not “judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” Still, though, there is one major frontier in which all is not equal, and that is in education. Public education in America is such that, in many instances, the quality of a child’s education is determined by where that child lives.

07/24/2013

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