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Confounded Fathers: Constitution Framers Appalled at Attacks on Free Public Education

Confounded Fathers: Constitution Framers Appalled at Attacks on Free Public Education
This post originally ran in May 2012. We are reviving it at this time in conjunction with Bernie Sanders' call for a free public college education for all. We hope it sheds some light on why this not only isn't a radical idea, but is one deeply rooted in our nation's history. Let us know what you think in the comments below.
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Opt-Out Movement Grows as Parents Fight Back Against Unfair Common Core Tests

Opt-Out Movement Grows as Parents Fight Back Against Unfair Common Core Tests
New York's Common Core testing madness is one year ahead of Connecticut's, which means parents know more and are taking action to protect their children. Last summer, the majority of parents in New York State were told their children were failures as a result of that state's version of the unfair, inappropriate and discriminatory Common Core testing scheme. As a result, parents were prepared for this year's testing scam and record numbers of public school students were opted-out of the testing fiasco.
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Is Public Education in Alabama Poised on the Brink of Disaster?

Is Public Education in Alabama Poised on the Brink of Disaster?
Hyperbole? Not really. Let's take a look at recent events and the GOP supermajority's plan to "fix" the state budget crisis during the special session set to reconvene the first week of August.
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OK Not OK: Gambling With Education, NV Rolls the Dice; OK Debates

OK Not OK: Gambling With Education, NV Rolls the Dice; OK Debates
An editorial in The Oklahoman lauding Nevada's new law that authorizes education savings accounts or vouchers for all school children fails to address a serious argument against such a policy.
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More Chris Christie Chaos; Biggest Student Walkout in Newark History

More Chris Christie Chaos; Biggest Student Walkout in Newark History
Newark students are now making their way to McCarter Highway with a plan to send a loud and clear message to Governor Chris Christie!!! #OurNewark
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Viva Citizen Journalism! #GiveLocal15 is May 5th - Support The UpTake for the Win!

Viva Citizen Journalism! #GiveLocal15 is May 5th - Support The UpTake for the Win!
On Tuesday, May 5, GiveMN.org will be adding $1,000 to the donations of five random donors. We hope your gift to The UpTake will be one of the lucky winners.
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Education, Not Cheap Cigarettes, Lifts People Out Of Poverty

Education, Not Cheap Cigarettes, Lifts People Out Of Poverty
In Minnesota's legislature, Rep. Steve Drazkowski (R) and Rep. Carly Melin (DFL) disagree about a bill that would prevent cigarette taxes from automatically going up every year.
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Obama Rips GOP Education Proposal That "Turns Back The Clock"

Obama Rips GOP Education Proposal That "Turns Back The Clock"
Obama Rips GOP Education Proposal That "Turns Back The Clock."
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Teachable Moments in OK: The Importance Of Awareness

Teachable Moments in OK: The Importance Of Awareness
Some of you might remember I made a formal open records request to view internal records of how the Norman School District handled rape and bullying allegations that recently spawned a large demonstration supported by the organization YES ALL Daughters. Case closed, right? Organized protest works! Well, not so fast.
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Massachusetts Tightens Rules on Restraining, Secluding Students

Massachusetts Tightens Rules on Restraining, Secluding Students
Schools in Massachusetts will be subject to new limits on physically restraining or isolating public school students under reforms ushered in late last year. School staff members will no longer be permitted to pin students face-down on the floor in most instances and will need a principal's approval to keep children in a "time out" away from class.
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