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

 

GOP’s ‘Christmas Miracle’ for President Obama

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D.  |  January 11, 2016  Education Views

The American people have voted in massive numbers for Republican congressional candidates over the past several elections.  Yet nothing has changed in Washington.  GOP leadership and establishment Republicans once again betrayed their constituents as they voted to codify Obama’s radical education agenda into federal law.

Common Core Now Law Of the Land

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D.   December 15, 2015        National Center for Policy Analysis         Education Views 

Congress has repealed the No Child Left Behind Act only to replace it with a far worse centralized control of education -- Every Student Succeeds Act

Congress has admitted that Common Core now will be federal law and that it is not about academic learning but rather changing the beliefs, values, behavior, and worldviews of students.  In a nutshell, the government is conducting psychological profiling of our children.

Thanks GOP: House Passes ObamaCORE

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D.  |  December 7, 2015   World Net Daily 

The horse is out of the barn! Congress has admitted that Common Core now will be federal law and that it is not about academic learning but rather changing the beliefs, values, behavior, and worldviews of students.  In a nutshell, the government is conducting psychological profiling of our children. 

The Come Back of the One-Room Schoolhouse

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D.   December 3, 2015  National Center for Policy Analysis      Education Views

The range of exciting school options continues to expand…oddly enough, in Texas where school choice legislation has been thwarted by those who oppose competition to government run schools. 

There was a time when almost every American child learned in one-room schools.  John Adams taught in a one-room school and Abraham Lincoln attended one, as did Henry Ford who loved his school so much that he moved it to a Michigan

The Politicization of American Universities

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. | December 1, 2015 National Center for Policy Analysis   Education Views 

Events on university campuses look eerily like a recurrence of those half a century ago that led to the transformation of campuses into leftist enclaves with tenured radical professors reshaping the faculty in their own image. Scholarship in many areas was severely weakened and trivialized and free speech was denied to anyone with dissenting opinions. 

Online Community College Courses Show Paradoxical Results

By Carole Hornsby Haynes   |  November 15, 2015   National Center for Policy Analysis

Community colleges are attended by 45 percent of the nation’s undergraduates.  Currently the community college sector is under fire for low graduation rates. Only 25 to 30 percent of students who begin their studies at a community college complete their degrees or transfer to a four-year college.  Enrollments are decreasing.

To cut costs while attempting to boost enrollment, community college leaders tout the flexibility of online courses.

Online Charter Schools Show Disappointing Results

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. |  November 12, 2015  National Center for Policy Analysis

The Center for Research on Educational Options (CREDO) at Stanford University recently published its findings for a study about the academic impact of online charter schools.  Only full-time online charter students in seventeen states and Washington, D.C. were included.

The study sought to answer whether e-schools are a niche option that best fit a small group of students possessing a specific set of characteristics or whether they are a viable solution for educational challenges for today’s families.

Nosy Data Mining In Public Schools Is Straight From Communist Playbook....poses grave risks to student's future

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. |  November 8, 2015   Education Views

All 50 states have been mandated by the U.S. Department of Education to establish inter-connected “longitudinal databases” accumulating information on every student from pre-kindergarten through workforce (P-20W)!

Student privacy was shredded in 2011 when the U.S. Department of Education seized unauthorized authority.  With the stroke of a pen, the USDOE reinterpreted the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (20 U.S.C. Section 1232g) to allow a student’s academic record to be shared with virtually anyone, including non-governmental organizations, without prior written parental consent.  For-profit education technology companies can use the FERPA information to develop software for students, teachers, and administrators.

Vanderbilt Pre-K Study: More Evidence of Negative Impact Upon Young Children

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D.  |  October 30, 2015  Education Views 

Government continues to spend money on pre-K programs while lying to taxpayers about how more billions is the solution for at-risk kiddies which, of course, will make adults feel good about themselves.  Politicians who claim their decisions are based upon empirical evidence willfully suppress the research findings that these government pre-kindergartens are actually harmful to students. 

Homeschooling Growing In Favor Among Blacks

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. |  October 27, 2015  National Center for Policy Analysis

Many hoped that the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court case, Brown v. Board of Education, would bring equalization of academic opportunity for black children.  However, the federal government’s solution to end “separate but equal” education has had disappointing results.

This has resulted in a growing movement among black parents actively seeking alternatives to public schools for a better education and safer environment for their children.

Home-based Education Growing in Popularity

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. |  October 22, 2015 National Center for Policy Analysis

With the failure of the government school monopoly in the 20th century, tension is building between advocates for parental choice and those for federal centralization of power over education.

Underlying the education debate is the debate over the family.  The real question is whether the technocratic state has primary authority over the rearing of children with “education experts” determining what is best for someone else’s child.

Will Federal Charters Become Our New Public Schools?

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D.  |   October 8, 2015  Education Views

The U. S. Department of Education has been so successful in wasting taxpayer dollars for an embarrassing public education system that it now wants to expand its unconstitutional intrusion further by diving into charter schools and mucking those up as well.Touting its support of education reform, the USDOE recently announced that it is spending $157 million to create and expand charters throughout the nation. 

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