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Give me just one generation of youth, and I'll transform the whole world.”-Vladimir Lenin

 

Spendthrift Congress Expands Federal Control of Education With Omnibus Bill

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. March 24, 2018

So much for fiscal responsibility, preserving privacy, promoting federal programs that actually work, and decreasing the federal footprint in education. Congress has passed a $1.3 TRILLION spending bill that will fund the government for ONLY SIX MONTHS. The House passed it by a vote of 256-197 and the Senate by a vote of 65-32.

Jeb Bush Swamp Fills Up At U.S. Ed Department

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. January 3, 2018

Recently President trump appointed Frank Brogan to the key position of assistant secretary of education for elementary and secondary education. This is puzzling since Trump campaigned on the promise that he would stop federal support of Common Core and return control over education to the states and the people. With the appointment of Brogan, a longtime Bush ally from Florida, the probability of that promise being kept seems to be fading.

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

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

Congress Suspends Rule:  Fast Tracks Police-State Bill

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. November 13, 2017

Congress is suspending rules to fast track a bill that allows surveillance of citizens and students. This week the House will take a voice vote on a bill that will create a massive federal data clearing house to merge information which will be shared with various agencies and researchers much like that of China.

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.”

Congress Trashes 4th Amendment: Bill Creates DeFacto National Database 

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D.  December 2, 2017

Citizens nationwide who support data privacy joined together in opposing the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act (FEPA). Despite this, House Leadership caved to the wishes of Big Data and other special interests and ignored the concerns of everyday Americans.

Knowing the public does not want this bill, the House Oversight Committee, chaired by Republican Trey Gowdy, passed the bill on a voice vote. It then moved to the House where rules were suspended and the bill was jammed through on a voice vote without a written record of how each Congressman voted.

Congress’ Latest Police-State Bill

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. November 10, 2017 World Net Daily

If the current bipartisan legislature passes, the federal government will be able to track you throughout life using education, employment, wage, and workforce data.

There has been incremental shredding of personal privacy laws to allow access to personal data from cradle to grave.

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