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The Common Core Straight Jacket

The Common Core Straight Jacket

American education was based on some very fundamental principles and, from the 1640s until the 1840s, they were, in the words of Joseph Bast, the president of The Heartland Institute, “real civics, real economics, and real virtues.”

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Broken Promises: What Head Start Should Have Been But Wasn’t

Broken Promises: What Head Start Should Have Been But Wasn’t

This is the story of an intentionally wasted opportunity.

People thought Head Start meant jump start. Surely the idea was to take children from disadvantaged backgrounds and fill their heads with all the information that middle and upper-class kids learn around the house. These poor and minority ...

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Scotland - Bill Proposes Massive Invasion Moving Family Rights to Big Brother

Scotland - Bill Proposes Massive Invasion Moving Family Rights to Big Brother

Editor's Note: Threats posed to parental rights and homeschool freedom by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) cannot be more exemplified than by the unopposed legislation by the government of Scotland. American citizens have realized since President Obama's re-election that the ...

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The Data Are In: Religious Private Schools Deserve a Second Look

The Data Are In: Religious Private Schools Deserve a Second Look

An inquisitive elementary school student asked his teacher, "Is it wrong to steal?" The teacher replied, "I don't know. What do you think?" This incident in a major midwestern public school alarmed thousands of parents, and reminded myriad others why they value religious private schools: these ...

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How the IRS Monitors Tax Credits

How the IRS Monitors Tax Credits

It’s not looking good for the essential enforcement mechanism of ObamaCare. It turns out that not only is the IRS prone to apply a political litmus test to applicants for tax-exempt status, but it isn’t even very good at issuing legally required tax credits.

One of the lesser-known provisions of ...

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Response to "The Truth About Common Core"

Response to

Response to Kathleed Porter-Magee  “The Truth about Common Core” and The Real Truth About Common Core Standards

Wisconsin legislators invited Kathleen Porter-Magee of the Fordham Institute to testify before a joint committee on education about Common Core Standards. She also wrote “The Truth ...

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Choose Your Sex: Transgenderism at School

Choose Your Sex: Transgenderism at School

Transgenderism is being addressed in American schools from elementary to university level. What was once an anomaly is becoming normalized with the help of compliant courts, governmental entities, complicit politicians, and spearheading organizations.

A male 1st-grader in the Fountain-Fort Carson ...

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Push Against Common Core Gains Momentum

Push Against Common Core Gains Momentum

As parents, citizens, and legislators learn more about Common Core, some are deciding it is not the best means of improving American education. Parents in many states are mounting grassroots campaigns against Common Core’s standardization of learning and federal testing of students. In April, the ...

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The Fourth Scandal: Kathleen Sebelius Shakedown of Health Care Companies

The Fourth Scandal: Kathleen Sebelius Shakedown of Health Care Companies

While most of the media are fixated on Benghazi, the IRS abuses, and the DOJ’s interest in reporters’ phone calls, the biggest scandal of all may be Kathleen Sebelius’ shakedown of health care companies to pay for activities Congress has refused to fund.

It is illegal for government officials to ...

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