Florida's students, parents, teachers and communities are in a knock-down, drag-out fight right now -- and it's a fight we have to win for our kids.
I'm not saying the Tea Party wackadoodles shouldn't be exposed by the Left, to show the lunacy and nastiness being openly displayed by some Tea Partiers. But it doesn't mean the movement itself is solely comprised of such gadflies.
In the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) culture, teachers whose students perform poorly on tests can be fired for not meeting NCLB goals so there is little incentive, other than personal integrity, for teachers to report cheating.
In the T.V. show, "I Love Lucy," Ricky Ricardo had a statement he would unleash when he believed that Lucy had been involved in mischief. He would wa...
Tea Partiers will vote overwhelmingly Republican in November -- unless they stay home in protest. To gain their support, the GOP will have to nominate candidates who are less electable and more radical.
The polarization of Washington has not come about because moderates and centrists have no place to go. In fact, moderates are doing just as well as anyone else in today's politics.
The interesting question on this first anniversary of the stimulus is what will happen when a conservative movement building itself on opposition to governing finds itself in the driver's seat.
This week, Marco Rubio voiced his opposition to including undocumented immigrants in 2010 Census figures used to distribute federal funding and seats in the House of Representatives.
In the same week that Republican senatorial candidate Carly Fiorina launched an attack site against party rival "Taxin' Tom" Campbell, Democrats put her squarely in their crosshairs with an online hit-job of their own.
Charlie Christ is being pummeled and sent packing by the new mainstream of his own party, the right-wing extremism, Marco Rubio and his backers throughout what passes for conservatism these days.
Call me naïve or an idealist, but endorsements should be based on merits, issues and convictions, not political favors. Our country and community deserve better.
Establishment Republicans, take notice. The Tea Party is about to steal your thunder. According to a poll by Rasmussen Reports, likely voters in the ...
Beck has become a celebrity and the source of much personal conflict for me. On the one hand, he's a legitimate, 'out' ADHD role model. In addition, the condition seems to contribute heavily to his success.
Five minutes into yesterday's Oprah extravaganza with Sarah Palin, I messaged Steve Schmidt, John McCain's presidential campaign manager: "So how did you know Bristol was pregnant before it was announced?"
Energy regulators in this country should be guardians of the public trust and competent enough to ensure our long-term energy needs are met. In many recent cases, it appears neither is true.
When extremists are a (vocal) minority, reasonable Republicans and independents come out of the woodwork. And the spoils go to the Democrats, who look comparatively sane.