Obama’s Education Secretary Arne Duncan is pushing a plan to create government boarding schools because, he claims, there are just certain children that government should “have” 24 hours a day, seven days a week. He also wants to turn all other schools into “community centers.” In reality, he wants more time to indoctrinate American children, as his own remarks make clear.
Kids can’t obtain soda or candy on Seattle school grounds, even with parental approval. But birth control devices are a different matter, as it has just been revealed that the city’s schools are giving IUDs to girls as young as 11 — without parental consent.
Education Post has issued a letter to Congress suggesting they protect the right of children by taking away power from the states.
The Common Core English standards have replaced classic literature with government reports and UN declarations.
The Delaware legislature passed a bill permitting parents to have their kids opt out of Common Core mandated tests.
Nevada recently enacted a bill granting over $5,000 to parents to pay for the school of their choice.
Reports published by two progressive education reform groups claim that inequitable public funding of schools is the newest civil rights issue.
By testing students' "opinions" about American history, the Advanced Placement History Standards test promotes liberalism and a warped view of U.S. history.
In its early stages on the state level, free tuition seems to be working. But just let the federal government provide it, and the results could be vastly, drastically, different.
Millions of people who can read today owe an enormous debt of gratitude to Samuel L. Blumenfeld, America’s foremost apostle of phonics over the past half century.