Browsing All posts tagged under »Department Of Education«

Trump’s Executive Order To Colleges: Protect Free Speech Or Risk Billions In Federal Grants

March 22, 2019 by


By Fred Lucas ~ Polly Olson, a student at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, last year handed out homemade Valentine cards on her campus with Christian messages until college officials told her she was restricted to a “free speech zone.” On Thursday, Olson told her story at the White House before President Donald Trump signed an […]

New Evidence Supporting School Choice

June 6, 2016 by


By Star Parker ~ Why should our education system be shielded from capitalism, the competitive forces that produce excellence? A groundbreaking new study from the Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas provides state of the art data showing the benefits of school choice. The bottom line: When parents have choice where to […]

A Failing Grade for America’s Educational System

March 13, 2012 by


By Alan Caruba ~ Back in 2001 I wrote a four-part series on “The Subversion of Education in America” and more than a decade later not much has improved. The causes are easily identified. One is federal control and the other is the National Education Association (NEA) which, despite its name, is a union. Governor […]

Al Gore-ithms, SpongeBob, and Global Warming

August 5, 2011 by


By Lindsey Burke In late July, the Department of Education held a reading event as part of it’s “Let’s read! Let’s move!” initiative. During the event, D.C. schoolchildren were given free copies of SpongeBob Goes Green, a book based on the Nickelodeon cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants. According to the publishers: SpongeBob decides to speed up the […]

Obama Cuts Funding For Successful Educational Programs

February 17, 2010 by


[picapp align=”none” wrap=”false” link=”term=Race+to+the+top&iid=7593024″ src=”9/1/e/7/President_Obama_visits_9371.JPG?adImageId=10423743&imageId=7593024″ width=”200″ height=”136″ /] Obama remarking on his pet “Race To The Top” program at the Graham Road Elementary School in Falls Church, Virginia on January 19, 2010. He is requesting an additional $1.35 billion in 2011 for the program that was created as part of the defective economic stimulus bill […]

The Federal Choke-Hold On Education

February 9, 2010 by


By Alan Caruba I couldn’t have known it at the time, but my generation that attended schools in the 1950s would be among the last to get an education that the federal government hadn’t dictated or the United Nations had not infiltrated. The education I received was intended to be primarily a function of local […]

Obama’s Classroom Campaign: No Junior Lobbyist Left Behind

September 2, 2009 by


By Michelle Malkin “ABC” stands for All Barack’s Children. On Sept. 8, young students across the country will be watching television. Yes, they’ll be parked in front of boob tubes and computer screens watching President Obama’s address on education. Instead of practicing cursive, reviewing multiplication tables, diagramming sentences or learning something concrete, America’s kids will […]