Feds/Big Tech Join To Push Addiction in Schools
By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. March 25, 2018 World Net Daily
The federal government, bent on collecting massive amounts of personal information on its citizens – a flagrant violation of the Fourth Amendment – and the tech industry, under fire for its digital products designed to addict, have joined forces in American classrooms.
Through the unconstitutional Every Student Succeeds Act passed in 2015 under the Obama administration, digital devices with computer adaptive software for both lessons and testing are pushed into K-12 classrooms.
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.
Truth About Tech: Addiction By Design
By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. February 9, 2018 World Net Daily
What many parents have suspected is now being exposed by former Silicon Valley employees: that tech companies have designed their digital products to be addictive.
The Center for Humane Technology, which was recently founded by former Google and Facebook employees, has joined forces with media watchdog, Common Sense Media. In their first campaign – Truth About Tech – they will educate millions of consumers about the dangers of tech products and pressure tech companies to create less addictive and less intrusive products.
Texas School Choice: Original Intent of the Texas Constitution
By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. January 25, 2018
Giving parents the right to choose how they educate their children must be a high priority.
In a speech Monday proclaiming National School Choice Week, President Donald Trump said, “By giving parents more control over their children’s education, we are making strides toward a future of unprecedented educational attainment and freedom of choice.”
Betsy DeVos’ Claim, “Common Core Is Dead,” Enrages Conservatives
By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. January 23, 2018
U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos claimed in a recent speech to American Enterprise Institute that “at the U.S. Department, Common Core is dead.”
This is not the first time DeVos has made misleading remarks about Common Core. She told Fox News that, “The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which is in the process of being implemented now, essentially does away with the whole argument about Common Core.”
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
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.”
Big Business Needs to Butt Out of American Classrooms
By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. December 23, 2017
The fallout from Common Core continues as international and national tests report the falling scores of American students, highlighting the disastrous effect of business leaders dictating what and how students are taught.
Bill Gates, who devotes his time and vast fortune
INTERNATIONAL CONFIRMATION: America Is Dumbing Down Its Kids
By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. December 17, 2017 Daily Caller
An international test has confirmed what American parents have been protesting for years about Common Core -- students are being dumbed down.
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 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.