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Priorities: Study Shows Most States Value Coaches Above All Else
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Priorities: Study Shows Most States Value Coaches Above All Else

In nearly every state across the country, legislators are looking for ways to maintain vital services to the neediest among us. Education, police, fire and health services have been cut in efforts to trim government budgets, so what does it say about a state's priorities when the top paid public employees are athletic coaches?

05/15/2013
New Study Shows That Moms Are Supportive Of School Choice
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New Study Shows That Moms Are Supportive Of School Choice

Our K-12 education system is a monopoly, and like any other monopoly, the customer (child) suffers from lack of choice and competition.  Our children are being held captive in a failing system where markets are not allowed to work. As it turns out, parents, especially moms, know that the key to improving our education system is to allow for market forces to drive innovation and create an enviroment that responds to the needs of children, instead of just propping up the status quo.

05/09/2013
Louisiana Supreme Court Issues Ruling That Is a Setback for School Choice
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Louisiana Supreme Court Issues Ruling That Is a Setback for School Choice

School choice received a blow in Louisiana today when the Supreme Court deemed funding for vouchers unconstitutional. Last April, Governor Bobby Jindal expanded school choice, including scholarships offered for up to 5,600 students for the current school year. More than 10,000 students applied for 5,600 spots in private and religious schools this year, and were selected by a lottery. The program was set to be expanded next year with nearly 8,000 students approved for vouchers with more scholarships expected to be approved in June.

05/07/2013
On Batman and Superpowers
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On Batman and Superpowers

 su·per·he·ro   /ˈso͞opərˌhi(ə)rō/ Noun: A benevolent fictional character with superhuman powers. By its very definition, a superhero is someone who possesses something extraordinary. 

05/01/2013
Profiles in Education: The Smith Family and Charter Schools
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Profiles in Education: The Smith Family and Charter Schools

Mr. and Mrs. Smith attended traditional public schools, but chose a different path when it came time to choose how to school their own children. The Smiths have a son and a daughter, both of whom were educated both through homeschooling and in private schools. Their daughter, however, decided she wanted something different for high school. 

04/29/2013
Florida Sets a High Bar for Education Reform
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Florida Sets a High Bar for Education Reform

Florida Governor Rick Scott has signed a new educational reform bill into law which some are calling “an education revolution.” This bill is aimed at revamping high school education in the state of Florida that will lead to more students being able to get a job upon graduation. 

04/23/2013
New Study Finds That School Choice is a "Win-Win"
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New Study Finds That School Choice is a "Win-Win"

When it comes to education reform, there is a lot of misinformation out there. While it has been shown time and time again that school choice is a win-win situation for everyone involved, there are those who continue to argue against it. Perhaps a little empirical evidence will change some minds.

04/17/2013
I stole your stuff; you're welcome.
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I stole your stuff; you're welcome.

Once upon a time in America, there was a family. This family worked hard for what they earned, and they were able to purchase the latest widget. They loved their widget! One day, someone came along and forced them to hand over the widget. This person used said widget for profit for a year, then returned it to the hardworking family. The family rejoiced at the return of the widget, thanked the person who had taken it from them, and they all lived happily ever after. 

04/15/2013
Profiles in Education: The Kruta Family
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Profiles in Education: The Kruta Family

This school year, Virginia Kruta made the leap from private schooling to homeschooling her four children. Virginia attended public school through sixth grade, then moved to a Christian prep school until graduation. Her husband Jim attended private Christian school through eighth grade, then attended the same Christian prep school. So, with experience in both public and private schools, what made this family to decide that homeschooling was the right fit for their family? 

04/13/2013
Obama Parties While Americans Struggle
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Obama Parties While Americans Struggle

Who doesn’t love some Memphis soul music? Certainly, no red-blooded American could feel that way. However, in the current economy, we are all being forced to cut back on things that we enjoy.  Entertainment expenses are on the chopping block around the country. Concert attendance is down as people are cutting back on non-essentials. It’s not just musical events, either.

04/10/2013

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