Kartel Policy

Requiem For No Child Left Behind

The education policy of the administration of former President George W. Bush is one we’ve always covered critically. It turns out that at least one other reporter also tried to take a good honest look at it. “I was an education reporter covering suburban districts …

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Danger of Deconstructing Slavery

In San Antonio, they came face to face with it. “In the 8th grade American History class students were asked to reflect on the differing sides of slavery,” according to San Antonio Charter Moms. The lesson plan at Great Hearts Monte Vista has since been …

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College Students Flunk Trump Awareness Test

They didn’t realize that his predecessor sent troops to secure the border too. (Full disclosure: I’d forgotten this too.) “What would these same students say when they discovered President Obama did the same thing Trump is doing now?,” Cabot Phillips of Campus Reform wondered of …

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Armenia’s president’s power grab failed. Vladimir Putin may want to take notice. – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

Call it the “Putin shuffle.” The president of Armenia tried the now-familiar switch from president to prime minister and it spectacularly failed. What started as a protest movement by a few thousand students ended with over a hundred thousand Armenians pouring into the streets, shutting …

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A bright spot on civics education – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

This month, lackluster reading and math scores from the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) were released. Often called “The Nation’s Report Card,” NAEP showed that fourth- and eighth-graders have made little to no gains in either subject since 2015. Indeed, the stalled NAEP …

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The truth about China’s currency – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

The United States and China are waging a trade war of words, where phrases like “coerced technology transfer” and “25 percent tariff” are tossed around but nothing actually happens. Another mostly empty phrase is “currency devaluation.” China won’t devalue the yuan against the dollar, for …

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Joy Behar Cracks Donald Trump Jr. Is Going to Jail: 'The Feds Are Gonna Get Him!'

Liberals were very upset when Republican rallies would break out into cries of “Lock her up!” about Hillary Clinton. But they cheer and applaud when the target of the “going to jail” remarks is Donald Trump, Jr. On ABC’s The View on Tuesday, Joy Behar …

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NYT's Peters Faults Trump's 'Sound and Fury,' Favors 'Lofty Approach of the Obamas'

In Monday’s New York Times, Washington bureau Jeremy Peters tsk-tsked the new tastelessness among GOP candidates in “Forget About Restraint, G.O.P. Candidates Echo Trump’s Sound and Fury” — as in “signifying nothing.” The text box: “Greater ease talking about vanquishing foes than governing.” Peters much …

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MSNBC Hosts Mourn NRA’s Record Fundraising Despite Anti-Gun Activism

Despite recent months of intense anti-gun activism, on Tuesday, MSNBC anchors Stephanie Ruhle and Ali Velshi were aghast that the National Rifle Association actually broke a fundraising record in the month of March. The pair implored their left-wing viewers to “pay attention” and that they …

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The Regulatory Review for April 7 – 20, 2018

Welcome to FreedomWorks Foundation’s sixth regulatory review! Our Regulatory Action Center proudly updates you with our favorite tidbits from the swamp. We want to smash barriers between bureaucracy and the American people by delivering regulatory news straight to FreedomWorks activists. Check back in two Fridays …

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