Illinois teacher charged with threatening to blow up her school

By Ben Velderman HARDIN, Ill. – Summer vacation has come early this year for a Illinois special education teacher who was recently arrested for making a terrorist threat against her school. Federal and state authorities allege that 13-year teacher Michelle Lynn Smith typed the letter that read, in part, “KABOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m tired of all the […]

State takeover is clearly working in Massachusetts district, but union wants its collective bargaining back

By Steve Gunn LAWRENCE, Mass. – It’s almost humorous to read the teachers union’s argument for restoring full collective bargaining in the Lawrence, Massachusetts school district: “Teachers are in the classrooms every day with children, who knows better what our students need than their teachers?” Frank McLaughlin, president of the Lawrence Teachers Union, recently told […]

Columnist says public schools can’t improve as long as unions fight for the status quo

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a recent Detroit News editorial, Richard Berman puts the blame of America’s troubled education system exactly where it belongs: on the teachers unions. Berman, executive director for the Center for Union Facts, explains how union work rules and contract clauses are hurting public schools by limiting principals’ staffing options and protecting poor or […]

How to Fight Common Core in Your State?

By Ben Velderman LIVINGSTON, Mont. – The outcomes of last fall’s national elections caused Montana resident Marian Armstrong to have an epiphany: If Americans want to preserve the ideals and institutions that made this country the envy of the world, they need to focus their energy on state and local issues. how to stop common […]

Planned Parenthood wants preschoolers to know mechanics of sexual intercourse

By Guest Contributor By Rita Diller STOPP WASHINGTON, D.C. – Planned Parenthood Federation of America has just announced a new insidious Internet presence referred to as “mobile interactive tools to help teens make healthy decisions.” STOPP’s national director, Rita Diller, joined ALL’s Jim Sedlak on his Radio Maria “Armed for Battle” broadcast November 1 to warn about […]

Common Core Assignment: Revise the Bill of Rights

By Allison Martinez The Free Patriot BRYANT, Ark. – Welcome to the first day of civics class in the Common Core. Your first assignment? Revising the Bill of Rights in the U.S Constitution because it is an “outdated” document? The worksheet says: “You have been selected to work on a National Revised Bill of Rights […]

Dress code requires teachers to wear bras, underwear – starting next year

By Kyle Olson LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – All those teachers who take pride in their “free swinging” ways can breathe a sigh of relief – Little Rock’s new “restrictive” dress code won’t go into effect until next school year. The school district is the latest to formalize a staff dress code policy that bans the typical […]

Wisconsin report: School districts could pay a combined $256 million for Common Core implementation

By Ben Velderman MADISON, Wis. – When Wisconsin lawmakers passed the new two-year state budget in June, they included a provision requiring the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau to calculate how much the new Common Core learning standards will cost the state to implement.      The bureau submitted its official answer last Friday, though it leaves […]

Unbelievable! Columnist suggests teachers should be given a legal pass to take sexual advantage of students

By Steve Gunn WASHINGTON, D.C. – We’ve been wondering when the national media was going to finally acknowledge what so many experts have openly admitted  – there has been a startling increase in recent years in the number of teachers arrested for having sex with underage students. Now we finally find something published about this […]

Liberal academics share a dim view of homeschoolers and their Christian values

By Steve Gunn PURCELLVILLE, Va. – The leaders of the American homeschool movement are convinced that the liberal education establishment is determined to destroy their traditions and force their children into government schools. If you check out the written comments of several leftist educators, you can see they have a point. It’s not as […]