Highway Trust Fund

Chat with Richard: Building a National Strategic Agenda

Meaningful work in Washington is hard to come by these days. The truly last piece of legislation that had any real impact was likely the budget deal put together by Congressman Paul Ryan and Senator Patty Murray. That was nearly seven months ago and our country needs some major reforms. We still have an education […]

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News: California Teacher Tenure Law Unconstitutional

From the Associated Press, ABCNews.com: California’s tenure protections for public school teachers were ruled unconstitutional Tuesday by a judge presiding in a lawsuit brought by nine students. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Rolf Treu cited the historic case of Brown v. Board of Education in ruling that all students are entitled to equal education […]

Common Core

Why Common Core Standards are Good

This week I want to talk a bit more about education. It seems no matter who is running for office, education is always a topic at the café campaign stops, and so it is in this election cycle as well. I have spoken about charter schools in the past and this week I want to […]

Learning Word Cloud

Focus on the Fun with Learning

Life Lesson Of The Week Learning can be fun – make it like a game! -Joyce O’s Life Lesson from Olathe, Kansas Focus On It Yes. I said it. Even as an adult, learning can be fun. And it should be fun! I have recently taken to cooking on the weekends, and while I have […]

Teacher and Student

I Wanted to Be a Teacher

What did you want to be when you grew up? I can remember wanting to be many things, but the few that stand out are teacher, doctor, gymnastics coach, and architect. My sister even made me and my little brother play “school” with her so she could practice being a teacher. (She, of course, is […]

Newsletter: You See What You Want

This is part of my monthly newsletter (which is free, by the way)! Sign up here to get it delivered to your mailbox each month Fact: We get what your brains are focused on. Nothing more and sometimes much less. That statement is especially true when it comes to news and politics. If you’re more […]