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National Education Standards: The Next Washington Takeover

National Education Standards: The Next Washington Takeover

The New York Times reports that 27 states are planning to adopt the set of national standards developed by the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) - standards being backed by the Obama administration with federal funds.

Like so many of the ...

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Health Alert | News That’s Too Good to Be True

Health Alert | News That’s Too Good to Be True

Did you know that when the president signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) he wiped out $53 trillion of unfunded U.S. government liability? With the stroke of a pen, more than 60% of Medicare's long-term deficit vanished... Poof. Zip. Gone.

It's all in the latest Medicare ...

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UNPRECEDENTED: Medicare Chief Actuary Disavows Trustees’ Report, Publishes an Alternative Report

UNPRECEDENTED: Medicare Chief Actuary Disavows Trustees’ Report, Publishes an Alternative Report

For the first time in Medicare history, the Medicare Chief Actuary has called the projections in a Medicare Trustees Report "unreasonable" and "implausible" and encouraged everyone to ignore them and view instead an "Illustrative Alternative" report. The alternative opens this way:

The Trustees ...

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The NEA's Latest Shenanigans

What does Diversity mean to you? Same-sex marriage? Building a giant mosque on the 9/11 spot in New York? Elena Kagan on the Supreme Court?

To the largest teachers union, the National Education Association (NEA), diversity means celebrating the anniversary of the Communist takeover of China by Mao ...

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Education Activist Challenges Education Establishment: Stop the Lies

Education Activist Challenges Education Establishment: Stop the Lies

Here's what the USA is faced with: declining literacy rates and more than 50,000,000 functional illiterates. How could the Education Establishment get away with creating this massive damage to our society? The quick answer is they told a lot of lies. I'm asking them to stop.

For 75 years the ...

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Morning Bell: The Quiet Education Overhaul

Morning Bell: The Quiet Education Overhaul

Yesterday [July 29,2010], President Obama delivered a major speech on education in an effort to garner support for his Race to the Top grant program and his push for national education standards and tests. The President's remarks came on the heels of a speech delivered by Education Secretary Arne ...

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Education: Excuses, Excuses, Excuses

Education: Excuses, Excuses, Excuses

Our educators aren't very good at raising SAT scores, increasing literacy, or spreading knowledge. But they are world-class at making excuses.

Let me rattle off a few. Money! You know money is always the problem. If only taxpayers weren't so selfish. Violence! This is a big deal. All the students ...

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"1984" - The Cover-Up

Lies are the only reality. Beauty is against the law. Executions are a daily routine. A brutal reach for power is all that matters. That is the world described in "1984." Some educators want us to believe the novel is really about corporate conformity and cameras at traffic lights. Sounds ...

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Campus Watch "Setting The Record Straight" 2010 Update

Since our last update, the number of corrections in Campus Watch's "Setting The Record Straight" section has grown exponentially. Hardly a day goes by when Campus Watch (CW)'s opponents aren't hard at work hurling false accusations, smears, and paranoia in our direction.

The nature of the ...

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