Thorner & O'Neil: Common Core and Critical Thinking: Sounds good, but is it?

By IR By Nancy Thorner and Bonnie O’Neil – To briefly summarize Common Core, the decision to adopt the Common Core standards was left almost exclusively in the hands of the governors and the state boards of education. The public was not… …read more Source: Illinois Review

Thorner & Clarke: ERA, harmful to both women and men, must fail in House

By Illinois Review Phyllis Schlafly By Nancy Thorner & Elizabeth Clarke – Of importance is knowing the history of the Equal Rights Amendment, yet unfinished business for the Constitution, as a proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The ERA was written by suffragist… …read more Source: Illinois Review

Thorner: Shocking Far Reaching Tentacles of Common Core

By IR By Nancy Thorner – For most individuals, what is next revealed will be the most shocking aspect of Dr. Duke Peta’s revelations during his presentation titled, “Common Core: Dangers and Threats, as the featured speaker at a Northern Illinois Patriot’s… …read more Source: Illinois Review

Thorner: Chilling Truth Behind Common Core State Standards

By IR By Nancy Thorner – On Tuesday, May 13, the Northern Illinois Patriots , President Greg Clements, sponsored Dr. Duke Pesta, Freedom Project Education Academy Director — an online school offering a complete classical education for students from Kindergarten through High… …read more Source: Illinois Review

Thorner: Kibbe's key to liberty - "Don't Hurt People and Don't Take Their Stuff"

By IR By Nancy Thorner – FreedomWorks’ CEO Matt Kibbe’s new book Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take Their Stuff was the topic of discussion Tuesday at Heartland Institute, and due to flight delays and re-direction the author himself had to reschedule… …read more Source: Illinois Review

THORNER: COM ED’S SMART METERS POKE HOLES IN PRIVACY WALLS

By iteap Illinois Review – By Nancy Thorner –  Historical background: It was on January 17, 2008 that President Obama said, “Under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.” Cap-and-Trade legislation was voted down in the U.S. Senate in April of 2009, despite the heaviest in the nation lobbying efforts by Chicago-based Exelon Corporation […]

Thorner: Com Ed's smart meters poke holes in privacy walls

By IR By Nancy Thorner – Historical background: It was on January 17, 2008 that President Obama said, “Under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.” Cap-and-Trade legislation was voted down in the U.S. Senate in April of… …read more Source: Illinois Review

Thorner: Com Ed's smart meters poke holes in privacy walls

By IR By Nancy Thorner – Historical background: It was on January 17, 2008 that President Obama said, “Under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.” Cap-and-Trade legislation was voted down in the U.S. Senate in April of… …read more Source: Illinois Review

Thorner: Will House GOP leaders slip a Trojan Horse into National Defense act?

By IR By Nancy Thorner – The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is a United States federal law specifying the budget and expenditures of the United States Department of Defense. This year’s NDAA bill (S.1197, 113 Congress) would become the next in… …read more Source: Illinois Review

Thorner & O'Neil: Why Teachers, Parents, and a Comedian Want to “Can Common Core!”

By IR By Nancy Thorner and Bonnie O’Neil – Common Core is appropriately named. It is indeed “common”, and not the exceptional education system its promoters promised. Digging into its core we find problems with its design, philosophy, tactics by which it… …read more Source: Illinois Review