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    Obama Education Blueprint a Road Map to More Washington Control

    On Monday, President Obama spoke to the National Governor’s Association (NGA), using the opportunity to reproach state leaders for not increasing education spending in their state budgets: Nothing more clearly signals what you value as a state than the decisions you make about where to invest. Budgets are about choices. … More

    South Carolina Resisting the National Standards Push

    South Carolina legislators have introduced a measure to pull the Palmetto State out of the Common Core national standards. Senator Mike Fair, who introduced the measure, voiced his concerns about the state’s involvement in the national standards push in the Greeneville News: The Legislature never had a chance to review Common … More

    Department of Education Gets Defensive on National Standards

    In a press release issued late Thursday afternoon, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said the following in response to skepticism on the part of South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley (R) about the Common Core national standards push: The idea that the Common Core standards are nationally-imposed is a conspiracy theory in … More

    Mississippi Charter Law Closes a Door for Online Schools

    Mississippi legislators are considering a proposal to strengthen the state’s charter school law. This is great news for a state with the weakest charter school policy among the 41 states (and D.C.) that have them. However, because the state Senate Education Committee has moved to ban virtual charter schools, the … More

    More Pressure on the Higher Ed Bubble

    Despite the fact that the “cost of basic knowledge is cheaper than ever before,” the cost of attending college continues to skyrocket. In large part, dramatic increases in college tuition are the result of ever-growing federal higher education subsidies, which have allowed universities to raise prices while incentivizing students to … More

    Washington Takes Over School Lunches and Curriculum

    It used to be that children had to worry about the school bully stealing their lunch money. Now they also have to worry about the federal government taking their lunches away. A recent story about a North Carolina preschooler’s lunch being confiscated because it failed to meet federal requirements has … More

    Online Chat on the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program

    Obama’s new budget proposal that was unveiled on Monday includes increases budget of the Department of Education to $70 Billion, but it curiously cuts funding to the highly successful D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (D.C. OSP). Click here to join us on right now for our “Lunch with Heritage” online chat. … More

    Video: For the White House, Consumer Choice Only Goes So Far

    This week, the White House announced its plan to boost taxpayer-funded subsidies for “green” energy vehicles like the Chevy Volt, offering buyers a $10,000 tax incentive to help tickle their buying bone. On Monday, White House economic adviser Gene Sperling described the subsidy, and ironically enough, market forces seem to … More

    D.C. Parents Say School Choice Gives Students a Chance at Success

    “Either he doesn’t get it, or he doesn’t care,” Sheila Jackson, parent of a D.C. Opportunity Scholarship recipient, said upon hearing the news that President Obama’s budget eliminates funding for the popular program. Jackson sounded torn about which was worse. “I was appalled,” she told Scribe. The D.C. Opportunity Scholarship … More

    Lawmakers Rally for D.C. Scholarships, Promise to Fight Obama's Funding Cut

    A bipartisan group of lawmakers today promised to defend the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program for low-income families following President Obama’s decision to eliminate funding in his budget. “The bipartisan, grassroots coalition responsible for keeping the Opportunity Scholarship Program alive will continue speaking out, and I’ll be standing alongside them every … More