“I have told other senators I call this bill the ‘Dr. Josef Mengele bill’ because it is intended to kill public education,” Invoking holocaust inhumanities, Senator Ron Sharp attacked an education reform measure which would allow families more options in common education. (SB560) Jay Chilton of OCPA’s Investigational journalism project reports on the incident which happened at the Senate Educati […]
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Just this January, it was reported that figures crunched at the end of Mr. Obama’s turn as POTUS determined that one of his pet project, SIG – School Improvement Grants – with their heavy emphasis on School Turnaround, was a dismal failure after an influx of taxpayer funds to the tune of 7 BILLION dollars. Wait for it….
In an almost unprecedented move in American today, Governor Chris Sununu of New Hampshire, nominated a businessman who homeschooled his children, for New Hampshire Education Commissioner. In an unbelievable, though partisan victory, Frank Edelblut was confirmed to the position by the New Hampshire Executive Council today.
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For those of you who might have been living in a cave for the months since November, the Senate has confirmed controversial Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos.
So concerned were we here at ROPE – along with THOUSANDS of grassroots mom and dad education activists who have been fighting Common Core across the nation – that we wrote a letter to the President in November. You can read it here to follow our concerns.Read more »
So how will the campaign be framed, to legalize at least the pharmaceutical use of marijuana? It’s obviously far far safer than pharmaceutical opiates like morphine. It clearly has numerous byproducts which have proven to be beneficial to many suffering people. Many of the biproducts have absolutely no intoxicating or addicting properties. To this journalist, it’s not even a controversy. When my dad was in his […]
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Moving into 2017 it looks as though our Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) will not attempt to find the “pro-local-control” the Education and Workforce Committee promised of the new ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act – the replacement for No Child Left Behind – in itself a replacement for the reauthorizations of the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act by every preceding president).
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Joy Pullmann at the Federalist wrote a GREAT piece today on why Michelle Rhee should NOT be named as theSecretary of Education. I loved it so much, I’m doubling down on it.
No, neither Rhee nor anyone else of her ‘ilk’ should be appointed as head of DOE.
In case you don’t know – or are somehow new to education policy (or heck – just governance in the United States) – there is no middle ground. NONE. Yes, there is supposed to be a gradient of governance that tends to rest somewhere near the middle of the ideological spectrum (ideally) in EVERY area over our lives the government has usurped, yet – particularly in education – what you really have is this: