Shane Vander Hart: Donald Trump showed a lack of constitutional knowledge when asked what he thought the three top roles for the federal government should be in Wisconsin.
Former Arkansas Governor and Republican Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee discussed homeschooling, education policy and Common Core in Urbandale, IA.
Opposition to H.R. 5 the Student Success Act (NCLB reauthorization) & S. 227 the Strengthening Education through Research Act (SETRA) grows among activists.
It isn’t the first time. Over the weekend, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney interviewed with former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee on his Fox News show “Huckabee.” Governor Huckabee asked Governor Romney to discuss what, if any, positive things have come out of the Obama administration. Romney answered, ““I also think that in the area of […]
Congressman Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI) being a late entry in the presidential race was excluded from the debate last night. He did make it down to the spin room where I was able to ask him a couple of questions about Iran, job growth and education. You can watch below: I also participated in a phone […]
A new friend of mine, Ann Marie Banfield of Cornerstone Action in New Hampshire, during a town hall meeting in Manchester, NH, was able to ask former Governor Mitt Romney (R-MA) his position on national education standards and the extending reach of the federal government into education. She said that he is uniquely equipped to […]
Just when the Indiana Legislature gives Governor Mitch Daniels (R-IN) a gift allowing him to sign a bill defunding Planned Parenthood it looked like the truce was over. Well, not quite. He made some incredibly absurd remarks in Washington about education. I have said that this is one primary issue we can see some daylight […]
At CPAC last week Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) said something I can wholeheartedly can agree with. Republicans do need to back to their roots and recognize that there is no constitutional role for the federal government in education.
The call for local control of education and for parental control is not a new argument. President Thomas Jefferson cautioned against a state, not just a federal role in education in a letter written to Joseph Cabell on February 2, 1816. …if it is believed that these elementary schools will be better managed by the […]
Former Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) grounded his remarks in our founding. He quoted the Declaration’s central truths that “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights.” He believes that we have strayed from that foundation. “Government is doing too much” and has intruded too much in our […]
I had the opportunity to interview a number of the gubernatorial candidates and two congressional candidates prior to the Iowa Republican Primary in June. I missed the gentleman who handily won the nomination in the Iowa 3rd race – State Senator Brad Zaun (R-Urbandale). State Senator Zaun, who is considered a “contender” by the National […]
Emmet McGroarty, the national director of Preserve Innocence (part of the American Principles Project) and our very own Eric Goranson who is the State Director of Preserve Innocence Iowa had the opportunity to talk with Jan Mickelson on WHO Radio a couple of weeks ago. You can listen above. Preserve Innocence’s mission is to promote […]