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    Governor Pence Pauses Indiana Common Core Standards

    Indiana has just given every state that agreed to adopt Common Core national education standards and tests a lesson in prudent governance. On Saturday, Governor Mike Pence (R) signed the Common Core “Pause” bill into law, halting implementation of Common Core until state agencies, teachers, and taxpayers better understand the … More

    Moms Across the Nation Want Education Choice

    More and more moms across the nation are becoming involved in how their children are learning and what lies ahead for them in obtaining the American dream of getting the quality education they deserve. Educational options that give parents a chance to choose their children’s schools continue to expand across … More

    Looming Student Loan Interest Rate Hike: Prudent Next Steps

    Next week, the House Education and the Workforce Committee will begin discussions about the interest rate on federal student loans, which is set to double on July 1. If this sounds like “déjà vu all over again,” that’s because it is. Around this time last year, Congress grappled with whether … More

    Union Leader: Put Stakes Associated with Common Core Tests on Hold

    The Common Core State Standards are causing major discontent across the ideological spectrum. The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) has joined groups like the Republican National Committee, the American Association of Christian Schools, the Home School Legal Defense Association, Tea Party groups, public policy organizations, and parents across the country … More

    Louisiana Court Rules Against School Choice, But Educational Opportunity Moves Forward

    After a series of school choice victories across the nation, the Louisiana Supreme Court issued a disappointing ruling this Tuesday when it upheld a lower court’s ruling invalidating the state’s school voucher program. With a 6-1 vote, the higher court declared the funding mechanism for Governor Bobby Jindal’s (R) 2012 … More

    The Unknown Cost of Federal Student Loans

    Starting July 1, interest rates on federal student loans are set to rise from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. As Congress again considers preventing the interest rate on federal student loans from doubling, the cost to taxpayers should be a central issue. However, in a recent Issue Brief, Heritage analyst … More

    Indiana Reconsiders Common Core

    This past weekend, Indiana legislators approved a proposal to halt the implementation of Common Core until after preliminary hearings and an in-depth analysis are conducted. The bill now rests on Governor Mike Pence’s (R) desk awaiting his signature. In February, the Indiana state senate voted 38–11 in favor of anti–Common … More

    Girl Scouts "Tag Along" with Common Core

    Thin Mints and Tagalongs might be a little hard to swallow now for those concerned with centralization of education—and now, civil society institutions. The Girl Scouts of America now boasts that every merit badge is fully aligned with the Common Core State Standards Initiative—an effort to nationalize the content taught … More

    Michigan Pulling Away from Common Core

    Michigan legislators are working to put the brakes on Common Core and restore authority over what is taught in Michigan classrooms to state policymakers, local school leaders, and—most importantly—teachers and parents. As the Washington Times reports, “The state House on Wednesday passed an amendment, attached to the Education Department budget, … More

    Alabama Should Lead on Rejecting National Standards

    Alabama has the opportunity to reclaim its education decision-making authority. It took the first steps toward doing so last week, when the Senate Education Committee approved a measure that would withdraw the Yellowhammer State from the Common Core State Standards Initiative—a push to nationalize standards and assessments across the country. … More