BORDER INSECURITY

BORDER INSECURITY

Unless you’ve been under a rock for the past several weeks, you’re well aware of what’s happening at the United States’ southern border. A tidal wave of people are entering the country illegally. This surge is above and beyond the normal flow of illegal aliens coming into the country. The spike includes many unaccompanied minors, apparently sent by their parents to the United States in hopes that the children will be granted asylum or be reunited with other relatives already in the country. The numbers …

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CALIFORNIA COURT DECISION COULD TOSS BAD TEACHERS

CALIFORNIA COURT DECISION COULD TOSS BAD TEACHERS

A sweeping decision by a Los Angeles Superior Court opens the door for parents and students to shake up the failing California educational system and the tenure system. In a nutshell, nine Los Angeles students claimed that their education was sub-standard because the state’s tenure system doesn’t allow districts to get rid of poor teachers. The court agreed. In this New York Daily News Article, the writer explains the breadth of the ruling and its implications, which could allow for parents and students in other …

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CALIFORNIA COURT DECISION COULD TOSS BAD TEACHERS

CALIFORNIA COURT DECISION COULD TOSS BAD TEACHERS

A sweeping decision by a Los Angeles Superior Court opens the door for parents and students to shake up the failing California educational system and the tenure system. In a nutshell, nine Los Angeles students claimed that their education was sub-standard because the state’s tenure system doesn’t allow districts to get rid of poor teachers. The court agreed. In this New York Daily News Article, the writer explains the breadth of the ruling and its implications, which could allow for parents and students in other …

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STICKS OR CARROTS? COMMON CORE SHOWING TRUE INTENTIONS IN INDIANA

STICKS OR CARROTS? COMMON CORE SHOWING TRUE INTENTIONS IN INDIANA

There is little mistaking that the recent move by the Department of Education to threaten education funds in Indiana is nothing short of Federal control of education policy. All the mantras about States having the ultimate power and it being driven by the States is becoming more and more unbelievable. From the article in “The Enterprise.”

Indiana, which recently became the first state to withdraw from the new Common Core standards and just last week adopted its own testing standards, is apparently facing possible suspension …

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HOW TO TALK TO A LIBERAL; AND WE ABSOLUTELY MUST

HOW TO TALK TO A LIBERAL; AND WE ABSOLUTELY MUST

It’s getting harder and harder to deny that Senator Rand Paul has an uncanny ability to talk to a mainstream media elite who are almost genetically geared to call him out as a racist/bigot/homophobe in any way that they can.

If you followed the political news at all in late April you probably noticed that Senator Paul visited Chicago and Milwaukee and headlined two separate events on School Choice and education reform.

At the Milwaukee event he answered some questions directly after that had little to do …

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GLOBALIZATION OF CALIFORNIA

GLOBALIZATION OF CALIFORNIA

Freedom Advocates are putting on a conference on May 3rd at Treasure Island in San Francisco. It’s a one day even showcasing the risks and challenges of, and alternatives to “Plan Bay Area” a central planning fiasco that has been foisted upon the citizens of the Bay Area in the name of participatory democracy.

For more details on the event click on our event page, and register at: globalizationofcalifornia.com

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SCHOOL BOARD REP SUPPORTS ELIMINATION OF DEPT. OF ED

SCHOOL BOARD REP SUPPORTS ELIMINATION OF DEPT. OF ED

The Leesburg representative to the Loudoun County School Board in a letter endorsing Bob Marshall for Congress, agrees with Marshall on the elimination of the U.S. Dept of Education. The Department of Education (from the Loudoun Times Mirror article):

“…which operates on a $67 billion budget, establishes educational policy and administers and coordinates most federal assistance to education. According to the department’s website, its elementary and secondary programs serve nearly 16,900 school districts and approximately 50 million students attending more than 98,000 public schools and …

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ACA AS AN ABUSE TO CONSTITUTIONAL PROCESS

ACA AS AN ABUSE TO CONSTITUTIONAL PROCESS

The extremely controversial case last year at the Supreme Court where the Court determined that the individual mandate of Obamacare was a constitutional exercise of Congress’ tax power. That case was a good example of a case involving the scope of Federal power. However, there are other issues involving Obamacare that have to do with the process of government; that is, there are not only Constitutional issues with what was done (did it exceed Congress’ authority or not), but how it was done. These issues …

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CAN KASHKARI WIN IN CA ON TAX BREAKS, FRACKING?

CAN KASHKARI WIN IN CA ON TAX BREAKS, FRACKING?

A Republican candidate for governor of California is making some sense with his advocacy of fracking, corporate tax breaks and changes in labor and environmental law. He would also redirect money now ear-marked for the high-speed rail system into a better system of collecting and storing water for the state, an issue now getting lots of press because of the multi-year drought California is suffering. An excerpt from the Mercury News article:

Kashkari wants to give any business that moves into California and brings at least …

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SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT TAKE ON CRIMEA REFERENDUM

SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT TAKE ON CRIMEA REFERENDUM

On March 16th Crimea will have a referendum as to whether or not they would like to become a part of Russia. More likely than not, if Russia had the gall to invade it is safe to assume (though at this point still conjecture) that they will tilt the election to go whichever way that they favor. This most-likely being annexation by Russia. In the eyes of the G7 partners, this is abhorrence, and in much of the world community this is seen with a …

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