Voucher Posts Archive
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Tuesday 05/17/2011, 8:48am
Michele Bachmann 2012: More likely to run for president following Mike Huckabee's decision against running (CBS News, 5/16). Constitution: High school student challenges her to a debate on the Constitution as a result of her record of making incorrect statements (Minnesota Independent, 5/13). Herman Cain Georgia: Wins praise for speech at Georgia GOP convention (Southern Political Report, 5/16). Florida: Tops field in Fort Lauderdale Tea Party straw poll (Sunshine State News, 5/16). Mitch Daniels Reproductive Rights: Signs law defunding Planned Parenthood that... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Friday 05/13/2011, 12:24pm
Private school voucher advocates and their allies in the so-called “education reform” movement readily talk about the need for rigorous, constant testing along with the application of free market principles to education: reward high-performing schools and teachers and punish bad ones. Over the last decade, Milwaukee has been a laboratory for private school vouchers, and the results have been poor: numerous studies have shown that vouchers failed to make any difference in student performance. Just like in Washington, DC and Cleveland, private school vouchers in Milwaukee failed... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Monday 05/09/2011, 3:41pm
During the heated fight over the federal budget, Republicans won a compromise that stopped the city of Washington D.C. from using its own tax dollars to help low-income women access reproductive health services and added more funding to a DC private school voucher program opposed by local officials. Strongly objecting to the House GOP’s blatant encroachment on home rule, which included financing an ineffective voucher program while taking away crucial funding for women’s family planning, DC Mayor Vince Gray and a number of Council members were arrested during a protest. Anti-... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Monday 04/25/2011, 5:03pm
Alan Colmes: Tennessee State Senator Stacey Campfield Defends His “Don’t Say Gay” Bill. David Neiwert @ Crooks and Liars: Rick Santorum: Gays already have enough rights. Rachel Tabachnick @ Talk 2 Action: Pro-Voucher Astroturfing: Campaigns Across Nation Coordinated by DeVos, Funded by a Few Mega-Donors. Tanya Somanader @ Think Progress: Allen West: Liberal Women Are ‘Neutering American Men.’ Steve Benen: Even For Fox, A Cheap Attack. MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 04/21/2011, 4:41pm
Justin Elliott @ Salon: The Muslim-baiting tracker. Joe.My.God: GOP Contract Bars King & Spalding Staffers From Supporting Same-Sex Marriage. Towleroad: Virginia Social Services Panel Votes 7-2 to Reject Changes That Would Allow Adoptions by Gay Couples. Alan Colmes: The Koch Brothers Tell Their Employees How To Vote. Rachel Tabachnick @ Talk 2 Action: Voucher Advocate Betsy DeVos, Right-Wing Think Tanks Behind Koch-Style Attack on PA Public Schools. Zack Ford @ Wonk Room: Tennessee ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill Advances, Sponsor Says Teachers... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 03/30/2011, 4:38pm
PFAW: House Votes to Impose Costly, Ineffective and Constitutionally Troubling Voucher Program on DC. Ryan @ TFN Insider: Haters Gotta Hate. Chris Rodda @ Talk 2 Action: Huckabee: All Americans Should Be Forced at Gunpoint to Listen to David Barton. Justin Elliot @ Salon: Why the Christian right is backing a brutal despot. Andy Kopsa @ Iowa Independent: Indiana group leads gov-funded marriage program and push for anti-gay amendment. Robert Steinback @ Hatewatch: Muslim-Basher Pam Geller, Fresh From Call for Censorship, to Testify to... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Tuesday 03/22/2011, 11:40am
An organization that backs private school vouchers is campaigning against the recall of the eight Republican Wisconsin senators who backed Governor Scott Walker’s anti-union legislation. The so-called American Federation for Children (AFC) is an ardent supporter of the voucher scheme in Milwaukee, the unsuccessful voucher program which Walker and his GOP allies want to export to other parts of the state as part of bolstering the Republicans’ attacks on public schools and teachers. Listen to their robocall defending GOP Senator Sheila Harsdorf: At the same time that Walker and the... MORE
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11/13/14 @ 2:42pm
Texas Approves Textbooks With Moses As Honorary Founding Father
11/21/14 @ 3:35pm
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11/20/14 @ 12:53pm
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11/13/14 @ 5:00pm