Chuck Norris: “Feds and unions: Foes to educational reform”

Tennessee teachers fight bill to end collective bargaining

    “The Republican-dominated Tennessee Senate Education Committee voted last week to deny Tennessee teachers the right to negotiate their working conditions with boards of education across the state through collective bargaining. Republicans hold the majorities in both the Senate and House. The Tennessee School Boards Association also endorses the bill.”


  • Posted: 02/21/2011
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  • Category: Featured
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  • Source: www.reuters.com

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Republicans challenging unions in state capitols

Michelle Malkin: Apocalypse Now: Wisconsin vs. Big Labor

Heritage Foundation: The American People Can’t Afford to Lose Wisconsin Union Showdown

PA: Local Senators back school voucher bill

Taxpayers v. Public Teacher Unions: Wisconsin battle may have long term national implications

Ohio bill limits public employee unions

Senate Should Reject Calls To Revive Failed D.C. School Voucher Program, Says Americans United

Bill would let parents ‘pull trigger’ on failing Missouri schools

D.C. Residents Strongly Favor Restoration of Endangered School Voucher Program

WY: House Bill 225 keeps say over charter schools with districts

Indiana: School voucher bill heard today

Virginia Senate Dems bow to unions, kill school tax credits

MO: Report says charter schools need more money and monitoring

6th Circuit En Banc Finds Teachers Have Municipal Taxpayer Standing In Establishment Clause Suit

Noisy teacher mob in Indiana doesn’t stop charter school legislation

Ohio gov orders review in mom’s school choice case

ACLU Settles With Some of the Parties In Suit Challenging Minnesota Charter School

School voucher debate heats up in Pa. Legislature

Boston: Rise of the charter schools

Pro-family group puts pressure on European Court over notorious homeschooling case

N.J. Assembly panel advances pilot school choice bill

CA: Compton parents sue on school reform

Look to Sweden for School Choice

Is the Ohio mother a modern Rosa Parks? Arrest could lead to greater school equity

Unions’ Special Interest: Blocking School Choice

    Gary Beckner writes at Townhall: “A new spate of documentaries and media coverage have all centered on the role teachers unions play in blocking necessary change and innovation in public schools. At this point in the national discourse, a majority of Americans are convinced that our education system is in crisis and are looking for someone or something to blame. Unfortunately for effective teachers across America, the finger has been pointed in the wrong direction. It is the teachers unions – the NEA and the AFT – that are largely responsible for a system that is failing far too many of our children, especially those trapped in the inner cities.”


  • Posted: 01/31/2011
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: townhall.com

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Reps. Issa and Gowdy: Do the right thing, right now, on D.C. Opportunity Scholarships

Sweden is a model for American school choice options

UK: More charities, parents, religious groups applying to open “free schools”

IL: School board OKs new charter schools for 6,000 kids

Homeschool Freedom Act introduced in New Hampshire

Video: Too religious to home-school?

Will charter schools cure America’s blues?

Ohio mom jailed for sending kids to better school district

    ABC: “Kelley Williams-Bolar was convicted of lying about her residency to get her daughters into a better school district . . . Williams-Bolar said she did it to keep her children safe and that she lived part-time with her dad. ‘When my home got broken into, I felt it was my duty to do something else,’ Williams-Bolar said.”


  • Posted: 01/26/2011
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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Americans United opposes Speaker’s plan to give funding to D.C. religious schools

Chicago: Charter school friends, foes headed for CPS showdown

AZ: Gov. Brewer launches website supporting school choice

Boehner to seek revival of D.C. vouchers program

MO: Bill would give parents stipend for education of their children

School Choice Week highlights lack of freedom for Kentucky parents, urgent need for education reform

Kyle Olson: Antidote to government’s education monopoly

Cosby joins Boehner in drive for more school choice

PA: State tuition voucher proposal on path fraught with questions

National School Choice Week is underway

Charter schools expand with public, private money

Charter school network proposed in Sacramento County worries districts

New Jersey: 23 new charter schools receive thumbs up

WI: Officials slow down Sheboygan’s charter school program

Ranking of state charter school laws

NJ Senate to vote on creation of state’s first school voucher program

Judges blow off separated Swedish family’s plea for justice

MN: TiZA school, state both seek dismissal of ACLU lawsuit

U.S. court considers hardness Faith Defects of Education

Attorney: Court punishes “narrow” religious beliefs

Daniels urges aggressive Ind. school changes

PA: Rendell assails proposed school-voucher plan

Survey: Hoosiers say schools are failing

Milwaukee: Voucher students 17% more likely to graduate

KY: Senate passes historic charter school bill

NH high court hears arguments in home schooling case

Home schooling: A divorce dispute becomes a religious cause in NH

KY: Bill to introduce charter schools and give parents the right to send their children to a neighborhood school advances

NH man, ex-wife in home schooling legal battle

NH: Court asked to give up control of student’s religion

Joe Infranco: Mom’s homeschooling views work for her child but not for NH judge

NH Supreme Court hears homeschooler’s case

Homeschooling community grows beyond 2 million

NH Supreme Court to hear arguments in case of home-schooled girl Thursday

Colleges nationwide recruit home school grads

Over two million children homeschooled in U.S.

NYT discussion: Do home schoolers deserve a tax break?

Former Idaho charter school poised for Bible fight