Five Items of Interest: The Iowa Caucus Vote, U.S. Department of Ed Needed?, The Bully Label, Iowa Sec. of State ID Theft by Former Obama Staffer, & The South Carolina Primary

Shane Vander Hart discusses the Iowa Caucus certified vote, a great op/ed by Charles Murphy on the U.S. Department of Education, a Wisconsin school district that discriminates against free speech, bad behavior by a former Obama staffer and today’s South Carolina Primary.

Big Brother Is Watching Your Kids

Emmett McGroarty, the executive director of the Preserve Innocence Initiative of American Principles Project (and occasional contributor here) was on Fox News talking about a recent New York Post article he wrote with Jane Robbins.  In the article they outline regulatory changes made by the Department of Education that undermine student and family privacy. Watch […]

Congresswoman Bachmann What Are the Intermediate Steps to Closing the Dept. of Ed?


Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann shared some thoughts about the federal role of education during a message she gave at Dordt College in Sioux Center, IA yesterday. From The Des Moines Register: “I want to close down the fed Department of Education, turn off lights, lock the doors and instead keep all that money in Iowa,” […]

The Great State Acquiescence In Education?


Over the last number of years, there has been an under-the-radar effort to develop a national set of educational standards.  The public is only now becoming aware of this effort due to its explosion onto the scene through the Obama Administration’s Race To The Top Initiative.  More than forty states have adopted them in their […]

Mike Huckabee’s Not So Simple View of Education


I finally picked up former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee’s book, A Simple Government.  I haven’t read the whole thing yet, but when looking through the table of contents I saw there was a chapter on education.  Since that is an issue I’ve been working on and following closely it piqued my interest and I went […]