Rand Paul

Chat with Richard: The Value of Common Core Standards

Earlier this year, I came out in support of Common Core. Conversely, Senator Rand Paul, who I have agreed with on occasion, recently called out Gov. Jeb Bush for his support of Common Core and said he would not have a chance in a Republican Primary. Rand’s contention is that Common Core represents dramatic federal […]

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 […]