There is an abundance of evidence that the education system is failing far too many American children. Academic performance has at best remained stagnated for years. Scholastically speaking the familiar chant of, "We're Number One" – seemingly embedded in American's DNA for generations – has been replaced with "We're just average – and sliding backwards."
09-Dec-2013 | By William Moloney, Contributing Editor
What Americans call "Charter Schools" are representative of a global educational phenomena that has dramatically expanded in recent years. Reasons for the changing trend include the abysmal educational outcomes particularly for poor children and growing evidence that the lack of choice and competition leads to quality decline and what an English writer calls the "creeping power of producer interests" and their tendency to outweigh the interests of children.
09-Dec-2013 | By Rob Douglas, Contributing Editor
Obama is not suffering from dwindling support typical of second terms. The mistrust is deep and cuts across almost every demographic in the electorate. For that reason, the panic in the Democrat Party is palpable. The GOP needs to take two steps to regain power by means of the ballot box. One simple. One difficult.
09-Dec-2013 | By Krista Kafer, Contributing Editor
Religious freedom is at stake in two important cases now before the Supreme Court. In Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. v. Sebelius and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius, the Court will determine whether the federal government can force businesses to fund health insurance coverage of contraceptive and abortifacient drugs for their employees against owners' religious convictions.
09-Dec-2013 | By Melanie Sturm, Contributing Editor
This is government over the people — not our Founders' vision of government of, by and for the people. The Founders wanted America to be the exception to human history's rule, where tyranny, bondage and stifled human potential defined life for the vast majority. But lawmakers more interested in advancing partisan agendas than assuring government's legitimacy and durability have chipped away at the system that enabled American society to become the freest, most productive and most decent in human history.