Why do schools exist?

By Tom Toth The political antics of the American left make one wonder if they understand why public schools exist. In short—if the reader will pardon the elementary explanation—schools exist to educate children and turn students into workers with the opportunity to enter and participate in the American marketplace. Of course, as with any institution, schools fail—unable to meet the […]

What the heck do we have schools for?

By Robert Romano “I’ve asked Vice President Biden to lead an across-the-board reform of America’s training programs to make sure they have one mission: train Americans with the skills employers need, and match them to good jobs that need to be filled right now.” That was President Barack Obama in his 2014 State of the Union Address promising that after […]

Government School “Accountability” In South Carolina

By Rick Manning Taxpayer-funded educrats routinely attack free market schools for having “no accountability,” but one of the nation’s worst government-run school districts is showing just how non-accountable – and non-transparent – “public” schools can be. In Jasper County, South Carolina last month, school district leaders conducted their annual evaluation of Superintendent Vashti Washington, determining her performance to be “satisfactory” […]

Bobby Jindal beats Eric Holder, Obama

By Tom Toth Since 2008, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s reform efforts to give the opportunity of an excellent education to each student through school vouchers have hit Democrats in the most damaging way possible: Success. As of the fall semester in 2013, roughly 8,000 Louisiana students in families with economic hardship are attending scholarship schools through the state’s voucher program […]

THE GRINCH WHO STOLE CHILDREN’S FUTURES

By Rick Manning In the Dr. Seuss classicstory, the Grinch steals gifts and toys from the children because he doesn’t understand the generosity of others or the spirit of giving of the season. So what is liberal blogger Jonathan Pelto’s excuse for his tireless efforts to steal quality educations and scholarship opportunities from Hartford, Connecticut’s deserving public school students? Pelto […]

Alternative education shows progress

By Tom Toth Schools exist to educate students and therefore open avenues for achievement not otherwise available. The educational experience is a cornerstone of early personal development and can be the difference between a student in class and a child in daycare. For millions of American children, especially those born into poverty, a quality education may be the only means […]

Common Core-uption

By Marta H. Mossburg Arne Duncan finds it “fascinating” that opposition to new Common Core education standards throughout the U.S. is coming from  “white suburban moms who — all of a sudden — their child isn’t as brilliant as they thought they were, and their school isn’t quite as good as they thought they were.” The U.S. Secretary of Education […]

Alternative education threatens the left

By Tom Toth In his campaign to become the first democrat in 20 years to be elected mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio confidently took aim at the city’s wealthy for causing the plight of the city’s poor, making income inequality the foundation of his campaign. He painted himself as the advocate of the impoverished, willing and ready […]

Obama sends kids to the back of the bus on education

By Robert Romano Decades-old desegregation orders on Louisiana school districts, the center of a federal government case against Louisiana’s school choice program, are now emerging as a major distraction for the Department of Justice bringing the case. The Justice Department is arguing that allowing students to leave public schools for private schools will somehow undermine desegregation of schools in Louisiana. […]

Obama Reveals Desire for Government Control in Education

By William D. Burt Judging from President Obama’s remarks in Ireland (a trip that we overburdened taxpayers financed), it is perfectly obvious that he does not support the rights of parents to determine how their children are educated. “If towns remain divided,” Obama announced, “if Catholics have their schools and buildings, and Protestants have theirs, if we can’t see ourselves in one […]

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