Parental empowerment is the centerpiece of Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s education platform outlined in a policy paper released by America Next.
The Des Moines Register in Sunday’s editorial claimed that the stimulus worked. If so it did only for public employee unions, not the American taxpayer.
The National Education Association (NEA) is bleeding membership, they predict an overall loss of 308,000 members and a lost of $65 million in dues by the end of their 2013-2014 fiscal year. Yet it would seem that its membership doesn’t quite understand why they are losing membership as evidenced by a former executive director who […]
By Ben Velderman It seems that most states are looking to reform their K-12 public education system, either out of necessity – lack of money, low student achievement – or on the principle that families should have the right to choose their child’s education. South Carolina is no different. During the current legislative session, state […]
By State Senator Paul McKinley It may be hard to believe, but summer is unofficially over. Teachers, staff and students – from our home schools, private schools and public schools to our colleges and universities are all commencing classes and after-school sports and activities again. As students and parents settle back into their school year […]
By State Senator Paul McKinley It’s safe to say I struck a nerve. Last week, I published a memo entitled, “A Tale of Two Teachers.” The response was extraordinary. In that memo, I presented a true-to-life scenario and contrasted a hypothetical “Teacher A” and “Teacher B”. In doing so, I laid out a compelling case […]
New Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has the votes to end collective bargaining power for public employees. I applaud that effort. I believe that public employee unions are anathema to taxpayers, and while some title the bill “anti-union” I consider this move to be pro-taxpayer. What I find ironic is that teachers who went to Madison […]
I stopped by Redbox last night and saw that Waiting for Superman was available. Since I’m interested in education and I knew this documentary dealt with education reform, and since the other choices I found wanting I rented it. My summary of the documentary. Education saves – hence kids are “waiting for Superman.” Public education […]
Some miscellany from around the web on current events, culture and politics: American Thinker: Queering Education Acton Institute PowerBlog: Soros Funding of Sojourners is Only the Tip of the Iceberg Townhall: Obama Wins if GOP flinches on Marriage by Ken Blackwell Weekly Standard: Beck to the Future by Bill Kristol Conservatives 4 Palin: Governor Palin’s […]
I hope you are enjoying your weekend. I’m spending this beautiful weekend recovering from getting my wisdom teeth removed, but the plus side of that is… I can bring some items of interest to you. So enjoy, but only after you’ve spent some time outside (unlike me). Nathan Tucker has eight questions for Iowa Gubernatorial […]