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Home School Legal Defense Assoc.

As another reminder of attempts to take educational choices out of the hands of parents, legislation has been introduced in Congress proposing ot amend the US Constitution to make public education is "right". House Joint Resolution 29,

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AP

A milk-truck driver stormed a one-room Amish schoolhouse, sent the boys and adults outside, barricaded the doors with two-by-fours, and then opened fire on a dozen girls, killing three people before committing suicide.

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Christian Science Monitor

The report calls for reining in tuition, improving access and graduation rates, and doing more to demonstrate the value of higher education. Asking Congress, state governments, and both public and private universities to work together to start making

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Detroit Free Press

The latest crisis for the Detroit Public Schools -- an anticpiated plunge in student enrollment -- is driving talk in Lansing of drastic solutions to the district's long-term finanical crisis. Those solutions could signal the beginning of the en

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Bloomberg

The US spends more on primary and secondary education that most developed countries, yet has larger classes, lower test scores and higher dropout rates, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development required

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AP

Vermont schoolboy was within his rights to wear a T-shirt depicting George Bush as a chicken and accusing him of being a former alcohol and cocaine abuser, an appeals court ruled. Zachary Guiles' school violated the First Amendment when it ordere

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Arizona Republic

Federal officials stamped the words "failure" on hundreds more Arizona schools, but state officials called the decision illogical and absurd. A record of more than 600 schools, or nearly three times as many as last year, failed to meet fede

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AP

The high school class of 2006 got stuck with a new, longer version of the SAT and didn't fare well on it. Average reading and math scores fell a total of 7 points -- the sharpest decline in 31 years. Experts agreed the dip in combined

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Shreveport Times

9 black children attending Red River Elementary School were directed last week to the back of the school bus by a white driver who designated the front seats for white children. Outraged relatives of the black children have filed a complaint with sch

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East Valley Tribune

Year after year, Arizona schools chief Tom Horne withheld from the federal government and the public some of the state’s worst AIMS scores. Arizona took advantage of an off-the-books deal Horne says he struck with the U.S. Education Department in 200

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Antiwar Blog(Sam Koritz)

During the US-Taliban era of cooperation from 1994 to 1998 ... a key Unocal consultant was a University of Nebraska academic named Thomas Gouttierre, director for the Center for Afghanistan Studies there. During and after the Afghan jihad, Gouttierr

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By Art Moore - WorldNetDaily.com

(Now if this was a Private School.......) A radio reporter attempting to interview the principal of a publicly funded school backed by radical groups that lay claim to the Southwestern U.S says he was chased down and tackled at the campus today, appa

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Christian Science Monitor

Proponents say it gives options to low-income kids who might otherwise be stuck in failing schools, and that the competition for students is good for all Milwaukee's schools, both public and private. Critics, meanwhile, cite the money the program

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Christian Science Monitor

Nettelhorst's principal made the decision to bring back recess - a rarity in Chicago, where a recent survey showed just 6% of elementary schools have a recess of at least 20 minutes. "There isn't anything happening here that can't ha

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Associated Press

States are helping public schools escape potential penalties by skirting the No Child Left Behind law's requirement that students of all races must show annual academic progress. With the federal government's permission, schools deliberately

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