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President’s Budget Proposal Fails to Fund D.C. Voucher Program

President Barack Obama's newly-released federal budget would not provide funding to the highly-successful D.C. voucher program, despite an agreement signed by the president last year that reauthorized the program.

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President's Budget Proposal Fails to Fund D.C. Voucher Program

President Barack Obama's newly-released federal budget would not provide funding to the highly-successful D.C. voucher program, despite an agreement signed by the president last year that reauthorized the program.

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Father Government: Federalizing Childcare

Even though she was evicted from her position as Speaker of the House, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) is still trying to tell us how to run our own houses. Her latest frightful commitment to the American people is that if the Democrats are re-elected in 2012 “we will do to childcare what we did to healthcare.” As if that’s a ...

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Look at Who is in Charge of the Chicago Teachers Union (In her own words)

Meet Karen Lewis, the President of Barack Obama’s friends at the Chicago Teachers Union. (CTU) Watch as she makes fun of Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s lisp, among other revealing things about this woman’s character. She is quite proud of her stated “self-medicating with pot smoking.” This is the person who is in charge with supplying the Chicago area with the ...

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50 Person 'Flash Mob' Shoplifts at 7-11

A Silver Spring, MD 7-11 was hit by coordinated shoplifting by a flash mob of as many as 50 teenagers and young adults last Saturday night. Behold what our dumbed-down school system and anything-goes pop culture hath wrought;, 50 kids whose idea of Saturday night fun is using technology they have no idea how to create or improve upon to ...

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When Public Education Misses The Mark

The day had been planned for more than a week. My husband was taking the day off so we could spend it together. It was our 9-year Anniversary. For some strange reason, the day we planned went nothing like we had hoped. It started off with me being sick. The day before I had awaken to the beginnings of a ...

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Is Higher Ed to Blame for the Plight of the Occupiers?

While speaking at a recent EDUCAUSE Conference, higher ed journalist, Anya Kamenetz, commented that “Occupy Wall Street is a referendum on the value of higher education.” Even though the rest of her presentation was rather interesting, this statement went on to occupy my thoughts. The OWS crowd is angry. The 20-somethings in that movement resent the fact that they have ...

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Repeat After Me: “I am a Marxist Puppet Preacher from NYU.”

      NYU Economics Professor, Preaching Marxism at OWS   Watch this short video. Is it any wonder these many of these college age student-bots you see here can not get a job in the real world?    Meet professor Richard D, Wolff,  (preaching at OWS above) who[supposedly] teaches college students economics at NYU.  Mr. Wolff believes he has ...

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As Homeschooling Goes Mainstream, 2012 Regional Homeschool Conventions Announced

CINCINNATI, Sept. 6, 2011 — In the face of widespread budget cuts and one-size-fits-all teaching in public schools, families from all walks of life are turning to homeschooling in record numbers. In recognition of that growth, Great Homeschool Conventions, Inc. has planned five regional homeschool conventions for 2012 — and with dozens of renowned speakers, hundreds of homeschooling workshops and ...

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"We Shall Never Forget 9/11: The Kids’ Book of Freedom" – Education or Hate?

We are just days away from the 10th anniversary of the day that changed America. September 11, 2001, started off bright and beautiful for America, just as any other day. However, before the day really got started good, that bright and beautiful day turned into a very dark day. Two thousand, eight hundred and nineteen people lost their lives that ...

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GI Jobs Magazine Gives Military Friendly School Award

SAINT JOSEPH, Mo., Aug. 22, 2011 — “G.I. Jobs,” the premier magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has awarded American College of Technology the designation of  Military Friendly School. A nationally accredited distance learning provider, American College of Technology offers 12 online associates degrees as well as certifications in IT, business, criminal justice and healthcare information technology. ACOT ...

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The New Enemy, Part II: Marxism

              My last article introduced you to collectivism and its fallacies. In this article, I hope to explain Marxism and how it has intruded into the United States.   Background               Karl Marx was born in 1818 and he died in 1883. He was trained as a philosopher, and he studied political and economic theory on his own. ...

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What’s In A Name?

  Education is on the list of topics to cover by every politician hitting the campaign trail. It’s one of those topics we hear more ideas and theories about than actual solutions that are effective. Some say we need to coddle the students, others believe all students should attend a boot camp style school, and then there are many other ...

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The Working Man, Unemployment, and Education

I am so tired of politicians (of both parties) saying they want to protect, or call for tax cuts for, or pass legislation that favors the working man. They carry on as if what they refer to as “the rich” never worked. Isn’t it ironic that (the late) Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA) was a vociferous mouthpiece for the working man, ...

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Barack Obama and the Family Budget: A Complete Disconnect

Last week our President held a press conference on the ongoing negotiations regarding the debt ceiling.  The presser highlighted some real concerns about President Obama. The first thing I realized was how truly inarticulate he is when off the teleprompter.  Perhaps my political leanings have biased me when it comes to Obama, but I never really thought he was that ...

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