Important Information on Taxes and Scholarships!
01.05.18
In August 2017, the Illinois General Assembly passed the Invest in Kids Act as part of a budget package and allocated $75 million for scholarships through tax-credit contributions. This legislation funds scholarships for qualifying low-income students to attend the nonpublic...
Judge Alonso: Worker of Lawlessness
By Laurie Higgins   |   01.04.18
Another feckless judicial decision from another feckless judge. In a 15-page decision, Federal Judge Jorge Alonso—an Obama appointee—explained his reasoning for refusing to stop Township High School District 211’s co-ed restroom and locker room practices. District 211, the largest high...
Crazy College Courses and the Religion of Sex
12.28.17
While these examples from "higher education" have the ruse of education, they in fact promote a dogmatic secularism with a kind of religious fervor intent on urging students to abandon reality and live in their own sexual fantasy world.
Faithless Faith Leaders Protest Jeanette Ward’s FB Post
By Laurie Higgins   |   12.20.17
A new controversy has erupted in School District U-46, and this time it doesn’t involve compulsory co-ed locker rooms or offensive statements from board member Traci O’Neal Ellis.  This time 18 religious leaders have objected to school board member Jeanette Ward’s Facebook post about a controversial article on religion assigned in a sixth-grade class.
Common Core: School Test Scores Are Nosediving
12.13.17
In 2013 Michael Cohen of Achieve, Inc. (an organization integral to developing and marketing the Common Core national standards) testified in New York that Common Core is a long-term education experiment on our children: “The full effects… won’t be seen until an entire cohort of students, from kindergarten through high school graduation, has been effectively exposed to Common Core teaching.” Four years later we may not be seeing the full effects, but heaven help us when we get there.
Patriarchy, Gender Roles and Marxism: An Educational Campaign to Destroy the Family
By Oliver Perry   |   12.12.17
Feminist writers claim American society is fundamentally flawed because of “patriarchy.” Whether by accident or design, this claim coincides with the Marxist goal to destroy the concept of family. This destruction is needed to implement the theft and redistribution of...
Expanding 529 Plans to K-12 Private School Tuition and Homeschool Expenses
By John Biver   |   12.11.17
As Congress moves the tax reform legislation into a Conference Committee, the U.S. Senate version of the bill has an amendment that is not in the U.S. House bill. U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (r-TX) explains what this language is at...
Illinois Association of School Boards’ Disturbing Document
By Laurie Higgins   |   11.29.17
On March 9, 2017, the Illinois Association of School Boards issued an update to a 2016 guide titled “Transgender Students in Schools Frequently Asked Questions for Public School Boards and Staff,” which is a publication of the National Association of School Boards (NASB). Since so much of what goes in our government schools is barely visible through the noxious bureaucratic fog that envelops them, conservative parents and teachers should peruse this document to get a clearer picture of where the “trans” cult and its sycophants are shoving us.
Decentralizing Education in America
11.27.17
American education has become more and more centralized over the past 100 years. While this consolidation is associated with a great deal of expense, there has been little evidence that it has improved outcomes. Instead, the evidence points to, but does not yet prove, that decentralizing education offers more benefits, first in outcomes, and second in lower cost.
Congressman Randy Hultgren Introduces Parental Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
By John Biver   |   11.20.17
Have you ever heard of the “Values Action Team,” which is a subgroup of the U.S. House GOP Republican Study Committee? Somehow in all my years of paying attention (including working a stint on Capitol Hill for a member of...
Every 12 Years: A Review of the Book ‘Saving K-12’ (Part Two)
By John Biver   |   11.18.17
Last time I presented some of the background about why I enjoyed Bruce Deitrick Price’s new book Saving K-12: A Citizens Guide to Improving Public Education. In this post, I will present a few examples. Giving the background on a...
American Universities Need a Lesson in Freedom
By Monte Larrick   |   11.18.17
Historian David Barton says taxpayer-funded colleges and universities have long been known as breeding grounds for left-leaning indoctrination. However, conservative lawmakers are starting to demand neutrality and an end to speech codes that silence free expression on campuses.
Every 12 Years: A Review of the Book ‘Saving K-12’ (Part One)
By John Biver   |   11.17.17
Every 12 years another set of children progress through America’s government-run school system. Those that graduated this past spring started twelve years before that as first-graders in 2005. In 2005 I had the honor of serving as the president of the Family Taxpayers Foundation (FTF), a non-profit focusing chiefly on school reform -- both curriculum and finance…a to z, soup to nuts.
Who Is Teaching Our Children?
By Laurie Higgins   |   10.25.17
There are myriad reasons why young people are abandoning conservative principles, one of which is that our publicly funded schools are run by and our children are taught by fools who revile truth. Neil Rigler, an English teacher at Deerfield High School in Deerfield, Illinois, is one such teacher.
Getting Creative with Education
By John Stonestreet   |   10.24.17
Throughout history, Christians have been at the cutting edge of education. It’s time to reclaim that tradition.
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