Shane Vander Hart looks at the good, the bad and the ugly of the Democratic Party Platform on education approved at the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
Kasey Buckles and Daniel Hungerman of Notre Dame University concluded that schools who distributed condoms to their students saw more pregnancies not less.
The U.S. Departments of Education & Health and Human Services recently released a draft statement on family engagement that reeks of big government.
Girls who want to keep gender-confused boys out of their bathrooms and lockers rooms have a reasonable expectation to privacy which is not bigotry.
Alliance Defending Freedom sent a memo & fact sheet to 13,000 + school districts to dispel the myth that Christmas speech, participation is unconstitutional.
With the guidance of citizens, our children can again learn the historical significance of our Constitutional Republic shaped by Judeo-Christian principles.
Liberals protesting the changes made in Iowa homeschooling law put their ignorance of and ideology against home education on full display.
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education last week released nonsensical guidance on handling transgendered students.
I wrote about this earlier today on another blog, but wanted to expand my comments here. Over the weekend Diane Ravitch, defender of public teachers and public education everywhere, responded to the statement that the Louisiana State Superintendent of Education, John White, made defending that state’s voucher program, “To me, it’s a moral outrage that […]
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds announced at their weekly press conference that they are hosting the Governor’s Bullying Prevention Summit on November 27, 2012 at HyVee Hall in Des Moines. They said the summit will feature a number of speakers from communities around Iowa who will present their strategies at the […]
Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds unveiled their final recommendations on education reform for the Iowa Legislature that convenes next week. This came after having numerous town halls on their education blueprint and adapting to recommendations that they received. Key proposals include: Requiring a 3.0 GPA to gain admission into teacher preparation programs […]
By State Representative Annette Sweeney In the past several months, I have made it a top priority to meet and discuss with parents, local school board members and educators about the current state of our education system and the proposals that are on the table. During these meetings we all spoke freely about what was […]
If you were to ask most Americans what the highest level of government is, they would probably tell you the Federal Government. What’s the next highest level of government? They’d more than likely mention State governments and so-on “down” the list of governing entities until they began listing their city council or school board. This […]
From WWJ TV (CBS Detroit) online: According to a new report, 47 percent of Detroiters are ”functionally illiterate.” The alarming new statistics were released by the Detroit Regional Workforce Fund on Wednesday. … Some of the Detroit suburbs also have high numbers of functionally illiterate: 34 percent in Pontiac and 24 percent in Southfield. “For […]
I applaud the Montana Supreme Court who ruled in favor of a former Montana high school valedictorian who was not allowed to speak at her commencement because of the religious references in her speech. OneNewsNow reports: Among Renee Griffith’s planned comments were such statements as: "I didn’t let fear keep me from sharing Christ and […]
Iowa’s political landscape after Tuesday has shifted. In Governor Chet Culver’s loss we have seen the first incumbent Governor to lose re-election since 1962 and there will be a Republican, albeit a very familiar one, back in Terrace Hill. There has been a radical swing in the Iowa House going from a strong Democrat majority […]