Editor's note: The following open letter from Janet Reabe, chairwoman of the Green Lake County Republicans in Wisconsin, explains why their sixth district GOP caucus recently gave a vote of "no confidence" in the state's Republican lawmakers who chair the state Senate and Assembly education committees. The vote condemned the lawmakers' refusal to support legislation rejecting Common Core national testing and curriculum mandates.
Calling the 6th District resolution of no support for Luther Olsen (and Steve Kestell) a joke fit for the newspaper’s comic section is to employ that well used Alinskyite tactic of the Left—ridicule and sarcasm.
Standing on principle is not a joke. Standing for preserving and protecting our rights and freedoms, standing up for our US Constitution, is not comic relief. Holding an elected representative accountable to his/her constituents and responsibilities, and to the values of his/her party, is not funny.
Sen. Luther Olsen (R-...
Wednesday's ed news
NORTH CAROLINA: Lawmakers will ask the Supreme Court to let 2,400 poor kids use vouchers while a court case against them pends.
CALIFORNIA: A settlement in a lawsuit arguing teachers union seniority rules leave poor kids with worse teachers throws more money at the problem.
SOUTH CAROLINA: The state superintendent has announced he will pull the state from national Common Core tests, after the state department of education and board of education bickered over whether to do...
The Congressional School Choice Caucus is the first group of its kind on Capitol Hill. Parents and lawmakers joined forces March 25 for the inaugural meeting, broadly discussing ways to continue expanding educational freedom so every child can receive a good education, regardless of ZIP code.
U.S. Rep. Luke Messer (R-Indiana), founded the caucus during National School Choice Week in late January, stating that school choice is the civil rights issue of this generation. His goal—to explain how...