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Rishawn Biddle
by | Mar 25, 2015

One wouldn’t think that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel would still have a shot of winning a second term — especially after the hits he has taken since being forced into a runoff against little-known Cook County Commissioner Jesus (Chuy) Garcia….

by | Jul 11, 2012

Two years ago, Washington, D.C. voters shocked the nation when it decided to bring back a political establishment that long-tolerated rampant crime and systemic academic failure, voting out mayor and rising Democratic Party star Adrian Fenty, and replacing him with…

by | May 7, 2012

Mitt Romney has never been known for taking strong stances on the issues. But he has proven to be even more artfully dodgy than usual on the matter of federal education policy — and the debate over whether or not…

by | Jan 11, 2012

These days, there is plenty of wrangling over the future of America’s woeful traditional public schools. Inside the Beltway, congressional Republicans, Senate Democrats, and President Barack Obama are in a stalemate over the reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind…

by | Dec 9, 2011

Last month, the National Education Association claimed a substantial victory when it and other public-sector unions convinced Ohio voters to repeal the state’s ban on collective bargaining. Although most voters were more likely annoyed that Gov. John Kasich and the…

by | Dec 2, 2011

Push Has Come to Shove: Getting Our Kids the Education They Deserve — Even If It Means Picking a FightBy Dr. Steve Perry(Crown, 272 Pages, $25) It would be an understatement to say that American families are dissatisfied with the…

by | Oct 26, 2011

There’s something about class warfare rhetoric that always seems to attract even the wealthiest limousine left-leaner — even when they have no interest in handing over any of their own ducats. Consider the two-month-long Occupy Wall Street protests that have…

by | Sep 29, 2011

Last Thursday’s Republican presidential debate made a few things painfully clear about how the current field of aspirants will deal with the role of the federal government in forcing the overhaul of America’s woeful traditional public schools — above all…

by | Sep 21, 2011

How can a state force its cities to stop their fiscal mismanagement? Michigan has an answer: Sweep in and take over municipalities and cut up their costly deals with public-sector unions. Since 2009, Michigan has taken over five city governments…

by | Sep 16, 2011

Quick: Who are the nation’s most relevant civil rights leaders? Neither Jesse Jackson nor Al Sharpton fit the bill. And it isn’t Benjamin Todd Jealous, the far lesser known president of the increasingly irrelevant National Association for the Advancement of…

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