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Emmett McGroarty
by | Mar 23, 2017

A recent op-ed at FoxNews.com illustrates the philosophical problem with Common Core and other progressive education schemes: the schemes are misguided because the goal is wrong. Vince Bertram, president and CEO of an organization called Project Lead the Way, argues…

by | Jul 29, 2016

An unintended consequence of the Common Core standards-and-assessments scheme is dissension among liberal interests over the testing. The “opt out” movement comprises essentially two categories: parent activists seeking to protect their children from the useless or even harmful Common Core…

by | May 27, 2016

We reported a while back on the growing “achievement gap” between black and white students in Kentucky, which was the first state to hop on board the Common Core Express and therefore the bellwether for the effectiveness, or lack thereof,…

by | Aug 13, 2013

Federal rules hurt businesses large and small. But they may disproportionately hurt small businesses, which bear the costs of complying with them. While the Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 requires federal agencies to consider how rules might harm small businesses,…

by | Jun 24, 2013

Our government appears out of control. Worse, our various political biases aren’t letting us see the big picture. House committees recently held hearings featuring IRS officials and leaders of six organizations whose applications for tax-exempt status were stalled by the IRS….

by | May 6, 2013

We often hear about waste, fraud, and abuse in government. And repeatedly we hear politicians solicit suggestions on how to stop wasteful government spending. Each time the results are depressing. Politicians don’t have the political courage to stop foolish spending….

by | Mar 5, 2013

It is finally dawning on Republicans that they have the opportunity to be the pro-immigration party. It took losing the 2012 presidential election thanks in large part to overwhelming Hispanic and Asian-American support for President Obama, but Republicans are now beginning…

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