Some Colorado Students & Parents Dealt a Blow Today by Colorado Supreme Court Decision

June 29, 2015 Some Colorado Students and Parents Dealt a Blow Today by Colorado Supreme Court Decision  By Peggy Venable, Sr. Policy Fellow, AFP Foundation Today, in a blow to education freedom, the Colorado Supreme Court denied families in Douglas County Colorado school district the right to school choice.   AFP Colorado state director Michael Fields said “We are certainly disappointed in today’s decision. Unfortunately, the courts have...

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Gov. Abbott Appoints Donna Bahorich SBOE Chairman

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Donna Bahorich as Chairman of the powerful State Board of Education (SBOE).   The SBOE is a 15- member board elected by Texas voters and has responsibility for curriculum and textbooks for Texas public schools as well as overseeing the state’s massive Permanent School Fund.     SBOE member and lobbyist Thomas Ratliff has expressed his disapproval of the appointment, in a Texas Tribune article : Board...

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Scholars Blast U.S. History Rewrite

From the Heartland Institute Fifty-five top historians have signed an open letter criticizing the College Board’s revamp of its Advanced Placement U.S. history curriculum, in which half a million of the nation’s brightest students enroll each year. It is the final U.S. history class many ever take. The National Association of Scholars, which coordinated the letter, notes: “Lynne Cheney, Bruce Cole, Patrick J. Deneen, Robert George, Leon Kass,...

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Who is looking out for Texas students?

Educators and their lobbyists appear to support their own special interest, not the best interest of Texas students.  We at the Red Apple Project have long pointed out the problems with taxpayer-funded lobby and self-serving special interests.   Texans for Education Reform is part of a broad coalition of parents, community and business leaders, and longtime advocates of public education committed to advancing policies that make students the top...

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School Choice Is Gaining Traction In Texas

Americans for Prosperity-Texas has been a leading voice supporting school choice in Texas. Texas is behind 23 other states and the District of Columbia in providing parents with the opportunity to pick the school which would best serve their children. Choice exists in Texas, but only for parents with the financial means to pay private school tuition, homeschool, or move to a more desirable school district. Texas also has public school choice...

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Senate Education Committee Discusses Edgewood ISD’s Purchase of Steinway Piano

In a stunning admission, Sen. Jose Menendez was caught off guard when asked about Edgewood ISD purchasing a $150,000 Steinway piano. Sen. Menendez was advocating for Edgewood ISD in a Senate Education hearing.  He entered the hearing room, sat down, defended Edgewood ISD’s performance and was preparing to leave the hearing.  But he did not get out of the room before he was asked a question which caught him unprepared. Sen. Donna Campbell...

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Sen Ted Cruz Introduces Legislation to Create a Gateway of Opportunity for Kids

Sen. Ted Cruz has joined other US Senators in introducing legislation which provides school choice to the most kids and parents across the country. The federal legislation – Enhancing Educational Opportunities for All Act – was filed by Sen. Ted Cruz along with U.S. Sen. Mike Lee, fromUtah, and U.S. Rep. Luke Messer,  from Ind., to allow Title 1 funds to follow low-income students to any public or private school of their choice;...

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