Via Columbia County News-Times: Just as the Supreme Court thought it had resolved the abortion debate 44 years ago, so apparently Gov. Nathan Deal thought he had put to bed the religious-freedom issue with his veto of the Free Exercise Protection Act (FEPA) on Easter Monday. But Georgians of … [Read more...]
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American Principles Project staff blog on current events and news related to education, economics, immigration, and social issues.
Via Breitbart: After celebrating the “bipartisan” passage of his new federal education law that replaced No Child Left Behind, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) says he has “disturbing evidence” that the newly confirmed U.S. Department of Education secretary is ignoring curbs on federal overreach in … [Read more...]
Via TownHall: By: Emmett McGroarty and Jane Robbins If the GOP-led Congress had not done enough damage to public education by passing the statist Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), it’s poised to make things even worse. The new threat is the Strengthening Education Through Research Act … [Read more...]
In my weekly Forbes.com column today, I described the presentations made at a meeting led by American Principles in Action with Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen and Governor Lael Brainard last Friday. To read the full column, click here. An excerpt: Janet Yellen, meeting with 21 members … [Read more...]
Blames conservatives' dislike of Common Core on Obama. At CPAC, Jeb Bush was asked by Sean Hannity if Common Core was a federal takeover. He responded "no" and then amended his answer to "it shouldn't be": With this President and this Department of Education there is a risk they will … [Read more...]
As part of the CPAC presidential straw poll, the conservative activists attending were asked what issues they would consider a deal breaker. Fifty-eight percent said they could not vote for a candidate who supports Common Core. … [Read more...]