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SPECIAL REPORT: $150 Billion Head Start Experiment Didn’t Work

SPECIAL REPORT: $150 Billion Head Start Experiment Didn’t Work

Homeschool alumnus Thomas Edison is credited with once saying, “I didn’t fail ten thousand times. I successfully eliminated, ten thousand times, materials and combinations which wouldn’t work.” For the sake of all American taxpayers, it’s time for the U.S. government to follow Edison’s lead and say it has successfully eliminated one [...]

The Animal School

The Animal School

If I ever have a headstone - which I really don't want - it will have to be a big one because, if I were to have one, I would like the following engraved on it. Yes, "The Animal School" is so short to read, yet so powerful in its simplicity, I could entice passers-by to stop just long enough to read, thereby continuing advocacy long after I'm laid [...]

Texas Just Says No

Texas Just Says No

As the states scurry to complete their proposals for a piece of “Race to the Top’s” $4.35 billion carrot which sports a Jan. 19 deadline, Texas Governor Rick Perry has chosen to “just say no.” Perry called “the Obama administration’s main school improvement grant program an unacceptable intrusion on states’ control over [...]

Congrats, New Hampshire Homeschoolers!

Congrats, New Hampshire Homeschoolers!

This is just a quick note to let readers know that New Hampshire homeschoolers' hard work held off a legislative threat to their free practice of home education. Congratulations, one and all...now that the civics lesson is over, go have a snowball fight and enjoy!

An Idea Parents at the Helm Can Share at School Budget Hearings

An Idea Parents at the Helm Can Share at School Budget Hearings

Recently, Amy O'Brien of Hampton Falls, Maine, put forth a bit of Yankee common sense when she wrote a letter to the editor that appeared on Seacoastonline in response to a call for public input on school budget cuts in Maine School Administrative District 35. "If offered the choice," Amy begins, "many parents may choose to have their child [...]

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