Will they create a world of equal opportunity that is the spirit animating our nation's education professionals? Or will they create a world to their liking in which parents and professional educators will have little or any voice?
McDonnell Gets By With A Little Help From His Friend As Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) continued his push for education reforms in Virginia, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) stopped by for a little nudge in the right direction, reports the Associated Press. "Jindal was in Richmond for U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's fundraiser, so Gov. Bob McDonnell took the opportunity to have his fellow Republican talk about grading schools on an A-to-F scale and allowing the state to take over chronically failing schools," AP writes.
Too many tests in Texas? A group of parents certainly thinks so. "Texans Advocating for Meaningful Assessments recently made its case to parents, legi...
I don't believe taxpayers pay taxes to subsidize a failing government school system. What they want is quality education provided to every child. No judge or elected official should be party to any effort that would allow a single child to drown in mediocrity just because his or her family is poor.
As Glenn Beck noted, "It's horrifying some of the things that they're teaching high schoolers." Sadly, though, he wasn't concerned about any of this. No, he was referring to the television show "Glee."
Never once in my years of writing did I imagine being able to write about Charles Darwin and Hugh Hefner in the same essay. But perhaps the link between the two isn't all the difficult to envision.
These anti-evolution bills undercut any hope that we might produce a scientifically literate citizenry.