Science or Terrorism?

Back to July 2013 Ed Reporter Science or Terrorism? In April, a Polk County, Florida high school student, whose science experiment caused a pop bottle to explode, was expelled from school, arrested, and faced charges of “felony possession of a … Continue reading






Virginia Enacts Equal Tolerance Law

Back to July 2013 Ed Reporter Virginia Enacts Equal Tolerance Law In March, Virginia passed a law protecting religious pluralism at state colleges. The Student Group Protection Act will protect religious and political groups on campus from the “all comers” … Continue reading






Education Briefs

Back to July 2013 Ed Reporter Education Briefs The Supreme Court decided in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin that the Fifth Circuit Court must reexamine its earlier ruling that race may be used as one part of a … Continue reading






CSCOPE Secret Curriculum Killed in Texas

Back to July 2013 Ed Reporter CSCOPE Secret Curriculum Killed in Texas A controversial online curriculum used by more than 800 Texas School Districts was ditched by state lawmakers in May. Many wonder how CSCOPE statewide lesson plans, which were … Continue reading






Chicago After the Teachers Union Strike

Back to July 2013 Ed Reporter Chicago After the Teachers Union Strike The seven-day Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) strike last fall is long over, but fallout from it is ongoing. Chicago Public Schools (CPS) faces a $1 billion budget deficit, … Continue reading






Common Core Won’t Make Kids Smarter

Common Core Won’t Make Kids Smarter by Phyllis Schlafly July 17, 2013 The new education standards called Common Core won’t make U.S. kids any smarter. The overall Common Core strategy is to raise middle-scoring students a point or two but … Continue reading






A New Birth of Education Freedom

Back to June 2013 Ed Reporter A New Birth of Education Freedom By Star Parker First appeared at Townhall.com on April 1, 2013. Reprinted with permission of the author. As the nation has focused on the Supreme Court hearings on … Continue reading






Yoga In Schools

Back to June 2013 Ed Reporter Yoga In Schools Yoga is now being offered in many U.S. schools. Some question the judgment of those offering yoga classes for children. In some schools, parents have protested against it. First Lady Michelle … Continue reading






Union Profs Protest MOOCs

Back to June 2013 Ed Reporter Union Profs Protest MOOCs In an effort to innovate, to offer the best quality teaching, and to save money, some colleges are offering courses called MOOCs, or Massive Open Online Courses. MOOCs began as … Continue reading






Zero Tolerance Run Amok

Back to June 2013 Ed Reporter Zero Tolerance Run Amok A 2nd-grader who pointed a pencil and made shooting noises in a Suffolk, Virginia elementary school is the latest to be suspended in zero-tolerance “gun” incidents. Although the teacher wrote … Continue reading






Comic Books in Classrooms

Back to June 2013 Ed Reporter Comic Books in Classrooms Graphic novels used to be considered useful for underachieving and learning disabled students, as a means to capture their interest and get them reading. Now they are entering the mainstream … Continue reading






The Romeike Homeschooling Case

VOL. 15, NO. 5 June 26, 2013 Attorney General Holder v. the Statue of Liberty: The Romeike Homeschooling Case By Virginia Armstrong, Ph.D., National Chairman “Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” … Continue reading






Obama’s Pre-K Power Grab

Obama’s Pre-K Power Grab by Phyllis Schlafly June 26, 2013 Under the media’s radar, Obama has been aggressively promoting one of his fiscally extravagant projects announced in his 2013 State of the Union Address: “preschool available to every single child … Continue reading






One Kansas School District’s Success

Back to April 2013 Ed Reporter One Kansas School District’s Success Four small towns in Kansas are accomplishing what school districts across the nation strive to achieve. In Waconda Unified School District, almost all students pass state math and English … Continue reading






When Students Cheat Liberals Retreat

Back to February 2013 Ed Reporter When Students Cheat Liberals Retreat by Mike Adams Originally published at Townhall.com on September 14, 2012 The best argument against liberalism is that it doesn’t work. That should be obvious to any teacher who … Continue reading






Education’s Cheating Epidemic

Back to February 2013 Ed Reporter Education’s Cheating Epidemic by Victor Dorff Originally appeared in the Los Angeles Times on July 17, 2012 Cheating was, is and probably always will be a fact of life. Recently, technology has provided new … Continue reading






Stealing Free Lunch in Chicago

Back to February 2013 Ed Reporter Stealing Free Lunch in Chicago The Inspector General (IG) for the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has found widespread fraud in the district school lunch program. Not only are children with the means to pay … Continue reading






Living High in Palm Beach County

Back to February 2013 Ed Reporter Living High in Palm Beach County An audit of Palm Beach County, Florida Schools (PBCS) released in December 2012 showed 85% of schools had some type of financial irregularity in 2011. The district auditor … Continue reading






Minnesotans Protest State Social Studies Standards

Back to February 2013 Ed Reporter Minnesotans Protest State Social Studies Standards Minnesota citizens submitted enough hearing requests to force an administrative law judge to hear their concerns over the failings of the Minnesota Department of Education’s proposed social studies … Continue reading






Pre-K Won’t Help Kids

Pre-K Won’t Help Kids by Phyllis Schlafly February 27, 2013 President Obama ended his State of the Union speech on a warm-and-fuzzy note by calling for Pre-K programs for almost all children. The best thing he could do for pre-kindergarten … Continue reading






Ice Cream, Students, & Cops

Back to September 2016 Ed Reporter Ice Cream, Students, & Cops There’s a new law enforcement tool at work in St. Louis. An officer-manned ice cream truck will visit schools, parks, and churches to give ice cream to children. The … Continue reading






The NEA Loves Hillary

Back to September 2016 Ed Reporter The NEA Loves Hillary Hillary Clinton addressed the National Education Association union convention in Washington, D.C. on July 5, 2016. Security was tight that day, with airport-screening type magnetrons set up for all delegates … Continue reading






Princeton Students Hold Civil Debate

Back to February 2016 Ed Reporter On Woodrow Wilson: Princeton Students Hold Civil Debate First published by the National Association of Scholars at NAS.org on December 29, 2015. Reprinted with permission. by Russell K. Nieli I have long been telling … Continue reading