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Wisconsin Education Association Council advises teachers not to call in sick to protest in Madison
by Kathy Walsh Nufer and J.E. Espino
March 11, 2011
APPLETON -- It was to be another school day as usual for Fox Valley educators today, despite the furor in Madison over the state Legislature's action to put an end to collective bargaining.
So far, three buses will be departing Saturday morning from each of Appleton's public high schools and one bus will leave from Neenah. In recent weeks, Appleton had double its usual number of absences on one school day as teachers left to protest in Madison, and Freedom and Kimberly closed school for one day because of the large number of staff absences.
Wisconsin DoJ files brief with state Supreme Court to vacate Sumi ruling
by Ed Morrissey
May 27, 2011
Color the Wisconsin Department of Justice less than impressed with Maryann Sumi.
According to a brief filed today with the state Supreme Court, Judge Sumi made so many errors in her ruling that threw out the PEU reform passed by the state legislature that it amounts to "a fundamental denial of due process"...
Will virtual school encroach upon homeschool?
Joplin Independent (MO)
by Missouri Rep. Ed Emery
February 23, 2006
If you are a proponent of education and you follow legislative activity about education, you may be aware of House Bill 1275 introduced by Rep. Brian Baker. HB 1275 requires the State Board of Education to establish a virtual school by July 1, 2007.
Any student in kindergarten through grade 12 could enroll in this virtual classroom, regardless of where the student lives in Missouri. The participating student would be officially enrolled in the district of their residency. No opposition to HB 1275 was voiced in either the House or Senate committee hearings.
by Missouri Representative Ed Emery
February 24, 2006
If you are a proponent of education and you follow legislative activity about education, you already may be aware of House Bill 1275 introduced by Representative Brian Baker.
HB 1275 requires the State Board of Education to establish a virtual school by July 1, 2007. Any student in kindergarten through grade 12 could enroll in this virtual classroom, regardless of where the student lives in Missouri. The participating student would be officially enrolled in the district of their residency. No opposition to HB 1275 was voiced in either the House or Senate committee hearings.
Will the Anti-Christ be Anti-Homeschool?
by Craig Treadwell
February 20, 2008
In 1925, the US Supreme Court declared that "the fundamental theory of liberty upon which all governments in this Union repose excludes any general power of the State to standardize its children by forcing them to accept instruction from public teachers.
The hard, tight-fisted knock at the door came on a Thursday morning. When Katherina Plett opened the door of her home in Paderborn, Germany, she found herself staring into the face of an undercover police woman. Little did Katherina know when she opened the door that secretly lurking nearby were German officers who would arrest her and raid her home! Katherina's crime? Homeschooling.
Will state cut school chief?
The Union (CA)
by David Mirhadi
August 25, 2004
McAteer fears loss of local control
A proposal to do away with nearly all of the state's 58 county school superintendents is, somewhat predictably, not too popular with Nevada County Superintendent of Schools Terry McAteer.
Will parents be next to get school 'reformers' broom?
by Julie Woestehoff
October 4, 2010
Once Bill Gates, D. C. Supt. Michelle Rhee and the Waiting for Superman crowd are done drawing and quartering teachers, are they going to come after us parents?
After all, we're just the flip side of the same coin. What if, after all the millions of dollars that have been poured into marketing and movies promoting charter schools, turnaround companies, vouchers, mayors running the schools, etc., parents still refuse to play?
Will New CA. Bill Stop Homeschooling?
News With Views (CA)
by Tricia S. Vaughan
July 30, 2005
When it comes to preschool, the race is on. I remember questions from other moms about what I was going to do regarding preschool when my oldest son was a baby.
I said "we're homeschooling" because it was an easy answer and I had indeed thought about doing so, but still I felt compelled to check out preschools, to apply frantically, and to make a deposit so that my child wouldn't be left out of the race. I was already feeling as though I wasn't good enough to teach my own child.
Will MSM Look into the Global Warming Abyss and Find Their Character?
by Russell Cook
June 7, 2011
Considering how incredibly rare it is to find balanced global warming reporting in the mainstream media, Noel Sheppard's 4/24 NewsBusters headline was worthy of a double-take: "Retired Anchorman Apologizes for Presenting Both Sides of Global Warming Debat
Having written an American Thinker article last year where I quantified the outright bias at the PBS NewsHour to be a ratio of 3 "skeptic" to 200+ "pro-Al Gore/IPCC" going back to 1996, I was puzzled. Who could it be?
Will Common Core Requirements Keep Homeschoolers Out of College?
by Ginny Seuffert
August 3, 2013
Virtually every home schooling parent who knows anything about the Common Core of State Standards (CCSS) opposes them. Nevertheless, many are concerned that not following a Common Core program might have a negative impact on their children's ability to attend a selective four-year university. Parents have heard - correctly - that both the SAT and the ACT college entrance exams will be aligned with the new standards. Will ignoring the Common Core and following a traditional course of study leave homeschooled students unprepared for entrance exams and to tackle college-level work? After giving this question considerable thought, I am of the opinion that we home educators have little to worry about.
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