APP Education

We work to promote policies and action that protects children and secures their future.

Parents have a rightful role as the primary director of their children’s spiritual, educational, civic, and social formation. They have the right to regulate the influences within their home and outside of the home, within the community. Likewise, children have the right to receive instruction from their parents, as the main foundation for their lives and future. And the Government has a responsibility to protect the family’s rights and their sovereignty.

Our focus includes:

  • Promoting the rightful role of parents in the spiritual, educational, civic, and social formation of their children.
  • Protecting the innocence of children against promiscuity, pornography, violence, and other corruptions.
  • Fighting for religious liberty and other freedoms.

NGA Backs Away from “Radioactive” Common Core

Breitbart details how the National Governor's Association, which originally helped develop the Common Core State Standards, is now backing away from them as parents and teachers turn against the controversial standards. Emmett McGroarty, education director of the American Principles Project, is … [Read more...]

OpEd: Runoff Pits Big Business Against Parents, Teachers

By Jane Robbins for the Augusta Chronicle.  Read the original here In the battle for the Republican nomination for state school superintendent, the last men standing offer starkly different visions for Georgia education.  Representing the education and corporate establishments is Mike Buck, … [Read more...]

Jane Robbins with CBS’ Dick Morris on History Test Changes


Jane Robbins, attorney and senior fellow at the American Principles Project, discusses how the College Board has changed the AP US History exams to make curriculum cast United States history in a negative light.   CBS' Dick Morris notes that the new curricula, among other things, downplays the … [Read more...]

Politico: New Twist in Common Core wars

Politico recently covered the topic of Common Core and the growing movement to end Common Core testing. APP Education Director Emmett McGroarty was interviewed for the article and is quoted below: Four years ago, about 40 states expressed interest in using shared tests. But at least 17 already … [Read more...]

Breitbart on How Common Core Demonstrates Federal Overreach

Breitbart reported that for the first time, the Common Core standards are highlighting to the average American how heavily involved the federal government is in local education. A positive byproduct of having the Common Core Standards in the political spotlight is that Americans are now learning of … [Read more...]

Fox: Common Core Becoming GOP “Litmus Test”

Fox News covers the growing backlash against Common Core in the conservative movement"  Emmett McGroarty was interviewed on on what it means for elections: Common Core has emerged as the newest Republican litmus test for gauging candidates’ conservative bona fides, and experts say the … [Read more...]

NY Times on Louisiana Gov’s Break with Common Core

The New York Times quoted Emmett McGroarty on the latest state to withdraw from Common Core: Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana said Wednesday that he would seek to end his state’s enactment of the Common Core educational guidelines and plans to administer a test tied to them, but other officials … [Read more...]

American Principles Project Applauds Gov. Bobby Jindal’s Decision to End Common Core in Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 18, 2014 CONTACT: Kate Bryan American Principles Project 202-503-2010 American Principles Project Applauds Governor Bobby Jindal’s Decision to End the Common Core in Louisiana Governor Jindal Held Press Conference Today to … [Read more...]

EWTN: Why Catholics Should Oppose Common Core

APP Education Director Emmett McGroarty on the dangers of Common Core to Catholic Education: … [Read more...]

Associated Press: Home-schools Against Common Core

APP Education Director Emmett McGroarty on why parents are turning against the standards: WASHINGTON (AP) — Home-schooling mom Jenni White gave some of the loudest cheers when Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed legislation to repeal the Common Core education standards. White, president of Restore … [Read more...]