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  • End Liberal Indoctrination In Education, Create TOTAL School Choice

    10/11/2018 7:31:30 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 18 replies
    The most important conservative policy today, the one that is most likely to make this country predominantly conservative over time, is total school choice: $13,000 per student per year school vouchers. Please let me explain. What are school vouchers? It costs about $13,000 per year for one student to attend a government-run school. With school vouchers, parents and students are allowed to take that $13,000 to another school, whether it is government-run or not. The money would follow the student. Of course, if parents and students wanted to spend their children’s $13,000 vouchers on an existing government-run school, they could....
  • Dallas City Council Proposing Mandates for Accepting Vouchers and Low Income Tenants

    08/23/2018 7:59:49 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 12 replies
    Your input is needed at the public meetings for the City of Dallas regarding Chapter 27 Ordinance. Attend a meeting on one of the dates listed below! ATTEND A MEETING In preparation to update the Dallas City Council on the implementation of amendments to Chapter 27 - Minimum Property Standards, including the Single Family Rental Registration and Inspection Program, city staff will conduct community meetings to gather feedback from stakeholders. Anticipated participants include property owners, property management companies, tenants, industry associations, and anyone else who wishes to express their views. This feedback will be presented to Council as part of...
  • School Districts Everywhere .. Taxpayers .. Fund Democrat Campaigns Nationwide

    04/27/2018 6:57:31 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Townhall ^ | Nov 06, 2017 | Joy Overbeck
    In Douglas County, Colorado, the front line of the fight for school choice and vouchers on the SCOTUS level, Republican voters outnumber Democrats about two to one. Yet until recently, Republican taxpayers .. paying about $1.25 million a year to fund Democrats’ political campaigns. How so? Most of the district’s 4,300 plus teachers belonged to the local American Federation of Teachers (AFT) union, to which they paid about $1.25 million in dues annually, according to the union’s IRS filings. Since teachers’ salaries are paid by the county’s property tax payers, their dues come out of those salaries. So the $1.25...
  • A Local School Board Election Can Change the Nation

    10/25/2017 7:24:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 25, 2017 | Star Parker
    Former House Speaker Tip O'Neill famously observed, "All politics is local." We have a particularly sharp example in an upcoming school board election in Douglas County, Colorado that has far-reaching national implications. At issue is the Blaine Amendment, which appears in constitutions of 38 states. The Blaine Amendment prohibits appropriation of public funds to any religiously affiliated institution. Each state has its own wording for this provision, but the bottom line is the same in each state -- no public money for anything having to do with religion. The Blaine Amendment issue at the center of the upcoming school board...
  • Groups suing to block state funds for private schools

    03/21/2017 7:37:25 AM PDT · by davikkm · 24 replies
    DELTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Public school advocates are suing to block the state of Michigan from helping private schools with the cost of complying with state requirements such as immunization reporting and safety drills. The lawsuit will be filed later Tuesday in the Court of Claims. The Michigan Association of School Boards and groups representing school administrators and others said at a news conference that spending $2.5 million in the current state budget on nonpublic schools is unconstitutional.
  • Vanity - How do I get involved with lobbying for vouchers and charter schools?

    03/03/2017 6:15:44 AM PST · by luckystarmom · 6 replies
    Self
    I have a special needs daughter who excelled after going to private school. We would have loved financial help in any form to help pay for her schooling and therapy. She went from below grade level in reading in 3rd grade to above grade level in 2 years using an Orton-Gillingham based multi-sensory reading program. I would love to use her as an example of how vouchers could help students. I would live to testify about how damaging public school was to her (pulling her from recess, not remediating her reading just dumbing down the work). Any ideas how I...
  • View: Trump's school voucher system answer to India's educational woes?

    02/12/2017 9:08:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The EEconomic Times ^ | February 11, 2017 | Amit Varma
    --snip-- Government schools are guaranteed their funding, and their teachers, who are paid many times what teachers in budget private schools get, are more or less tenured. They have no reason to aim for excellence and try to provide quality education....
  • OH THE IRONY! ARE LEFTISTS SERIOUSLY THREATENING TO HOMESCHOOL THEIR KIDS IN PROTESTS OF BETSY ..

    02/07/2017 7:52:40 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 74 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 02/07/2017 | Maria Jeffrey
    In a tizzy after Betsy DeVos was confirmed as President Trump’s Sec. of Education, liberals on Twitter started considering the merits of homeschooling for the first time. The irony of invoking the freedom to choose where their kids go to school as a way to protest a pro-school choice Sec. of Education seemed lost on them. {..snip..}
  • DeVos, Charters, School Choice Threaten Democratic Party Finances

    02/01/2017 6:57:59 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 13 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/30/2017 | Tom Gantert
    In its coverage of the U.S. Senate confirmation hearing on President-elect Donald Trump's pick for education secretary, The New York Times’ headline read: “Betsy DeVos’s Education Hearing Erupts Into Partisan Debate.” To understand how politics took center stage in a hearing about education requires understanding the influence unions have on elections and the interests that Democratic politicians support. State and national public school employee unions have been among the most vocal critics of DeVos’s nomination because of her long history of supporting school choice. In addition to enabling parents to choose their own children’s educational path, choice undercuts the financial...
  • New Year, New Congress

    01/03/2017 12:41:29 PM PST · by mdittmar · 5 replies
    NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION ^ | January 3, 2017 | Lily Eskelsen García
    We Urge Members to Hear Our Voices. However painful 2016 was, a new year offers a fresh start.  This year, we will take nothing for granted.  The challenges we will inevitably face may mean that we can see new strategies and new solutions that would have eluded us in the past.  2017 marks the start of the 115th Congress, and we’re reaching out to members of Congress to encourage them to approach the unfolding year with a different perspective, too. We’re asking them to put families ahead of partisan politics and renew America’s commitment to public education so that all students, regardless...
  • Trump nominates conservative activist Betsy DeVos as education secretary

    11/23/2016 10:20:12 AM PST · by hotsteppa · 211 replies
    BREAKING NEWS: President-elect Donald Trump has named Betsy DeVos, a conservative activist and billionaire philanthropist who has pushed forcefully for private school voucher programs nationwide, as his nominee for education secretary, according to a person close to DeVos.
  • Three Ways Trump, GOP May Cut Social Security, Medicare

    11/17/2016 8:34:20 AM PST · by MadIsh32 · 50 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 16th | John Wasik
    “We’re not going to hurt the people who have been paying into Social Security their whole life,” Trump declared, calling the payment of promised benefits “honoring a deal.” But the man heading the Trump transition team’s Social Security effort? Michael Korbey, a former lobbyist who has spent much of his career advocating for cutting and privatizing the program, according to Yahoo News. “It’s a failed system, broken and bankrupt,” Korbey said as a lobbyist in the mid 1990s. Korbey acknowledged that some of the reforms his group backed would hurt retirees, but “our constituents aren’t just senior citizens,” he told...
  • Fantastic news! Federal court rules against Obama’s attempt to keep low income black children...

    02/17/2016 8:22:40 AM PST · by grundle · 11 replies
    wordpress ^ | February 17, 2016 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Although this wonderful news happened three months ago, I just found out about it now: the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against Obama's attempt to keep low income black children trapped in horrible government schools.Some background information...In August 2013, the Obama administration sued Louisiana to try to bring an end to its school voucher program - a program which had just been passed in 2012.Under the Louisiana program, both of the following criteria had to be met in order for a student to get a school voucher. First, the student must come from a family whose income is...
  • Our Most Divisive Political Issue

    12/26/2015 4:58:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 74 replies
    Can you name the most contentious issue in American politics? Here's a hint. It's being fought at the federal, state and local levels. And it doesn't go away. The struggle is persistent, ongoing, unending. Here is a second hint. The issue is not gay marriage, or gun control, or police brutality and or immigration. Those issues are either settled, largely settled, isolated or completely out of the control of local and state governments. Here is a third hint. The issue divides Republicans and Democrats, conservatives and liberals. But it is especially divisive among Democrats and among people who call themselves...
  • Other Side of Multiculturalism

    10/13/2015 8:02:43 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 13, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    It turns out that American students have something in common with their Latin American counterparts: They don’t learn anything good about America either. “In Latin America children are often exposed to the negative aspects of American history but are seldom exposed to the negative aspects of their own history,” Alejandro Chafuen of the Atlas Economic Research Foundation said at the Philadelphia Society’s regional meeting in Indianapolis last weekend. Chafuen himself hails from Argentina. “In Argentina, at least before the Falklands War, we used to say that we act Italian, speak Spanish and think that we are British.” One-sixth of the...
  • Hendricks v Starkist Tuna Class Action

    08/28/2015 3:35:22 PM PDT · by thesligoduffyflynns · 18 replies
    Top Class Actions ^ | today | not me
    I found this the other day by accident. I've never seen a class action lawsuit such as this . Starkist wants to avoid litigation so this is what they are offering to you. They don't require a receipt but you sign off under penalty of perjury..
  • Baltimore’s Choice and America’s

    08/12/2015 11:48:15 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 12, 2015 | Judy Russell
    In January 2015, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) has introduced the Creating Hope and Opportunity for Individuals and Communities through Education (CHOICE) Act, designed to make vouchers more widely available to the poor so they can go to private or charter schools. “This pilot program would cost $10 million, and we’ve already paid for it,” said the Republican senator, “For those states that already have options, we are not dictating or mandating anything on any state, we are saying, here is another weapon in your arsenal to help those kids who are especially vulnerable to not seeing their full potential realized.”...
  • New Scrutiny of the Flow of Iraqi Oil to American Consumers

    10/11/2004 6:17:18 AM PDT · by OESY · 4 replies · 1,129+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 11, 2004 | SIMON ROMERO and SCOTT SHANE
    As Saddam Hussein pressed the United Nations oil-for-food relief program for more money that he used to buy banned weapons, an unwitting ally may have been the American driver. Almost until the eve of the invasion of Iraq in March 2003, American oil companies were among the largest purchasers of Iraqi crude oil. The role that the companies, including ExxonMobil and ChevronTexaco, played in the oil-for-food program is now coming under greater scrutiny in the wake of a report by the chief arms inspector for the Central Intelligence Agency that disclosed how extensively Mr. Hussein was abusing profits from the...
  • Colorado Supreme Court nixes Douglas county vouchers (vanity)

    06/29/2015 9:15:21 AM PDT · by taxcontrol · 9 replies
    Self ^ | 29 June 2015 | Taxcontrol
    I just read from 9News.com that the Colorado Supreme Court has just ruled against the voucher program in Douglas County School district. While I am disapointed in this ruling, it is technically correct. The Colorado Constitution states in Article IX, section 7: Aid to private schools, churches, sectarian purpose, forbidden. Neither the general assembly, nor any county, city, town, township, school district or other public corporation, shall ever make any appropriation, or pay from any public fund or moneys whatever, anything in aid of any church or sectarian society, or for any sectarian purpose, or to help support or sustain...
  • [Wisconsin] Republicans come to the aid of religious voucher schools

    06/05/2015 12:10:38 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | June 5, 2015 | Erin Richards
    Racine — A few short months ago, the newest proposed expansion site for HOPE Christian Schools, a rapidly expanding voucher- and charter-school network based in Milwaukee, was on the ropes. Gov. Scott Walker's state budget introduced in February proposed an expansion of the statewide voucher school program, but the per-pupil payments from taxpayers to new schools, such as the planned HOPE Via on Racine's north side, would have dropped from current levels. "We could have maybe made it a year or two, but no more," said Andrew Neumann, the head of the parent nonprofit that runs HOPE. Today, that budget...