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Federalism in Education

Federalism in Education

On Wednesday, March 26, the Senate Education Committee held a hearing on two bills that push back against Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and their progressive takeover of Missouri’s education system. The so-called “state standards” are the latest unlawful attempt at national standards, and the roots of this government takeover of education can be traced as far back as 2006. The idea was further promoted by a study in June 2009. The claim...

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By the Letters

By the Letters

It is time for school success to be measured and reported just as student achievement is measured and reported with clear, concise, understandable letter grades. Why not inform parents about their child’s school by giving schools the same grades – A, B, C, D and F – which students get? Letter grades, due to their straight-forward indication of performance, will encourage better communication within schools and with parents. Last...

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Determining the Destination

Determining the Destination

“Wrong ideas only survive if insulated by opinion and dreams from the influence of accurate history and informed thoughts.” — Anonymous   This is the second part of a two-part report about Common Core and where it leads. To read Part One, click here.   In our upside-down world where the U.S. Court of Appeals tells parents that the right to control what their children learn “does not extend past the threshold of the school door,” it is...

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It’s About Direction

It’s About Direction

“People almost invariably arrive at their beliefs not on the basis of proof but on the basis of what they find attractive.” — Blaise Pascal   This will be the first part of a two-part report about Common Core and where it leads.   On Jan. 30, the 25th Education Policy Conference (EPC) was sponsored by the Constitution Coalition in St. Louis. The conference focused on the negative impact the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) will have...

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Struggle for Power

Struggle for Power

“In our constitutional system, impeachment was designed to be the only check on the Judicial Branch by the Legislature.” – Supreme Court, 506 (U.S. 244) 1992/3 Senate Joint Resolution 34 was recently heard in the Senate Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee.  SJR 34 is an attempt to restore to Missourians the integrity of two constitutional principles: separation of powers and checks-and-balances. Too few Missourians know of...

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Justice for All?

Justice for All?

“Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by law? They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood. “But the LORD is my defence; and my GOD is the rock of my refuge. And he shall bring upon them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; yea, the LORD our God shall cut them off.”  — Psalms 94:20-94:23   Early last week, the...

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