Successful North Carolina Businessman Pioneers New Way Forward in Education

Bob Luddy had already experienced massive success as a businessman and entrepreneur before launching Thales Academy, one of North Carolina’s most innovative private schools. In 1976, Luddy founded CaptiveAire Systems, now the leading manufacturer of commercial kitchen ventilation systems in the U.S. with annual sales of more than $300 million.…

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Elizabeth Warren Introduces Legislation to Create a Government-Run Pharmaceutical Manufacturer

by Molly Prince   Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren introduced legislation on Tuesday that would establish a government-run pharmaceutical manufacturer to effectively compete with the private market. The Affordable Drug Manufacturing Act seeks to address the increasing prices of prescription drugs by injecting competition into the marketplace, consequently lowering the cost…

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Michigan Might Start Assigning Letter Grades to Public Schools Under New Bill

A new bill passed the Michigan House of Representatives Thursday that will require the state’s Department of Education to assign each public school a grade of A-F each year. Supporters of the bill, which narrowly passed in a vote of 56-53, say that it will help provide parents with information…

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Commentary: The Fight Being Waged on the Academic Battlefield

By Garland Tucker   The violent events in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017 have fueled a deep-seated leftist desire to re-write American history. Demands to topple statues, remove portraits, rename buildings, and repudiate founders—all in an effort to cleanse any objectionable reality from our history—have reached a fever pitch. The parallel…

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In Cuba, Healthcare Is a Right and Their Doctors are Rebelling: ‘You Get Tired of Being a Slave’

by Joseph Sunde   “You are trained in Cuba and our education is free. Health care is free, but at what price? You wind up paying for it your whole life.” –Dr. Yaili Jiménez Gutierrez In 2013, the World Health Organization brokered a deal through which Cuba would export doctors to…

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Ohio Think Tank Recommends Politicians End ‘Education by Zip Code’ and Go For Real Reform

Greg Lawson

Ohio needs to radically reform its public education, but it will never happen as long as taxpayers continue to “fund the system” instead of the individual students, says a researcher/writer with the free-market Buckeye Institute. Greg R. Lawson, a fellow at the Columbus-based nonprofit think tank and author of Education…

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Creator of ‘Morality Test’ that Outraged Ohio Parents Claims it is ‘Professional’ and ‘Peer Reviewed’

high school students

Parents were in an uproar after a teacher was caught last week administering a controversial “morality test” to students in her English language-arts class at Hilliard High School in Ohio. The so-called Moral Foundations Test required students to give their opinions on sex, politics and patriotism, animal cruelty, and a…

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Registration is Open for the 2019 Ohio Star Constitution Bee, Which Will Be Held on April 13

Constitution Bee April, 2018

  The 2019 Ohio Star Constitution Bee is open for registration!     If you have a secondary school-level student enrolled in a public or private school, or an accredited homeschool program, they are eligible to participate in this original, one-day event to be held Saturday, April 13, 2019. This…

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JC Bowman Commentary: A Few More Thoughts on Testing in Tennessee…

students in class

All stakeholders want to get testing right.  However, the emphasis on testing misses the bigger issue:  student academic growth measured by flawed testing.  Then the results being used in educator evaluations.  This is certainly more problematic to educators than the actual tests themselves. 

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