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October 06, 2014


Federalist 62. Madison reminds us that the election of U.S. Senators by their respective state legislatures secured state rights or authority. In your opinion, how might a return to this vital constitutional principle become a key element in empowering a push back against federal intrusion into powers our heaven inspired Constitution clearly retained as jurisdictionally belonging to state & local governments, to families & individuals, to private businesses, churches, & charities?


Posts Tagged ‘education’

Common Core Standards’ Devastating Impact on Literary Study and Analytical Thinking

Common Core Standards’ Devastating Impact on Literary Study and Analytical Thinking

SANDRA STOTSKY, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Since coming to office, the Obama Administration has been intent on standardizing what is taught at each grade level in all of the nation’s schools. It has used its flagship “Race to the Top” competitive grant program to entice states to adopt the K–12 standards developed by a joint project of the [...]

Harvard’s ‘Laugh Free’ Culture Alarming

Harvard’s ‘Laugh Free’ Culture Alarming

Peter Bonilla, TheFIRE A controversy over an anonymously distributed flyer that was distributed in several of Harvard’s residence halls is roiling the Harvard community this week. The satirical flyer advertised a fake “final club” called “The Pigeon.” In context, the flyer—with statements such as “Jews need not apply” and [...]

University of North Dakota’s Vague Definition of ‘Harrassment’

University of North Dakota’s Vague Definition of ‘Harrassment’

Samantha Harris SAMANTHA HARRIS, THE FIRE FIRE announces its Speech Code of the Month for December 2012: the University of North Dakota (UND). UND defines "harassment" (PDF) as: nacceptable behavior, which can range from violence and bullying to more subtle behavior such as ignoring an individual at work or study. It subjects an [...]

Commencement Controversy

Commencement Controversy

The Dalai Lama BY CARL L. BANKSTON III There is a very small but symbolically interesting controversy at my university over this year’s recently announced commencement speaker, the Dalai Lama. The controversy does not concern religion, but international politics. It seems that some of our Chinese students have expressed concern over the [...]

Help Change Minnesota Social Studies Standards for the Good

Help Change Minnesota Social Studies Standards for the Good

KAREN R. EFFREM, MD., EDUCATION LIBERTY WATCH The Minnesota Department of Education is about to complete the "extreme makeover social studies standards edition" process of the well rated 2004 version. Instead of following the law which says to "revise and align" the standards, there has been a top to bottom rewriting with alarming changes in [...]

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