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"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela

How Families Can Deal With The Impact Of Coronavirus

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D.  March 17, 2020

Even as the nation shuts down to “flatten” the curve of Coronavirus cases, there can be many positives derived from this pandemic. Our Founders traveled via stagecoaches and horseback to gather to create a new nation, often having to wait for days until all could arrive. What our ancestors accomplished is incredible. Today we live in nanoseconds rushing from meeting to meeting, apologetic if we are 20 seconds late, as we become an illiterate nation looming toward another Dark Ages.

Why Was the Cruz Homeschool Provision a “Bad Deal”?

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. January 2, 2018

Sparks flew recently when Senator Ted Cruz filed an amendment to the tax reform bill allowing 529 college savings accounts to be expanded to include private, religious, and homeschools. The homeschool associations squared off in separate corners on the homeschool provision.

Constitutional attorney Deborah Stevenson with National Home Education Legal Defense charged that the Cruz Amendment was unconstitutional because the 529 accounts are federal government accounts with the federal government granting an exemption – a benefit – for taxation

Do Democrats Really Hate Homeschoolers?

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. December 30, 2017

When Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) introduced an amendment to expand 529 college savings plans to include K-12 education, allowing parents to use these tax-advantage plans for private schools, religious schools, or even homeschools, the Democrats had a meltdown.

Senator Cruz responded in an interview with Todd Starnes that “democrats hate homeschoolers.”

Is Ted Cruz’s Homeschool Provision Constitutional?

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. December 13, 2017 World Net Daily

Americans sent a loud and clear message to Washington in 2016 -- cut the size of the federal government and get rid of the U.S. Department of Education.Parents across the nation are pressing for parental school choice so they can be in charge of where and how their children are educated – alternatives to federally funded and controlled public education.

However, Washington politicians continue to introduce legislation that has the potential to subject private and homeschools to federal intrusion. A voucher bill introduced by Rep. Steve King (R-IA) last February would have allowed

How Texas Could Give Teachers A Big Raise Without Costing Taxpayers Anything  

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D.   July 14, 2017     Published by Dallas Morning News

On July 18th the Texas Legislature convenes for a special session to address 20 items, one of which is a $1000 pay raise for teachers.

Education spending represents a major chunk of each state’s budget, bloated with the usual unnecessary layers of government bureaucracy.  In a 2012 Congressional testimony Neal McClusky with the CATO Institute stated, “Our public schools have been on a decades-long hiring binge with ultimately no gains to show for it.”  

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