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Trump’s Responsible Decision to End an After-School Program That Harms Children

President Donald Trump has clear justification for his recommendation to eliminate a $1.2 billion after-school program administered by the Department of Education. Rigorous scientific evidence shows that the program, called 21st Century Community Learning Centers, harms children. Advocates of evidence-based policy should applaud the president’s fiscally responsible decision, part of his fiscal year 2018 budget request. The role of the federal government in funding after-school programs increased substantially after Congress passed the Improving America’s School Act of 1994, which created 21st Century Community Learning Centers. Congress wanted to open up local schools so that communities could use the space more extensively beyond normal hours. The after-school program was intended to “support continuing education and lifelong learning opportunities to children and adults to help keep the country’s workforce competitive for the 21st century.” In 1998, … Read entire article »

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House Panel Votes to Preserve, Expand DC School Vouchers

A House committee voted Friday to continue a school voucher program for poor children in the District of Columbia, signaling Republicans’ intent to follow through on President Donald Trump’s promise to expand school choice throughout the country. The program, known as the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program, provides federally funded scholarships to low-income families in the nation’s capital. The scholarships enable them to take their children out of a failing public school and send them to a private school of their choice. The scholarship program currently serves more than 1,200 students each year, but would be able to expand under the legislation before Congress. “Public schools in D.C. have struggled for decades, with some of the worst academic outcomes in the nation,” Lindsey Burke, an education policy expert at The Heritage Foundation, said. “While … Read entire article »

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Steve Bannon Is Right. It’s Time to Deconstruct the Administrative State.

In his first public remarks since the election, White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon recently told a packed house at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) that the “deconstruction of the administrative state” was one of the major goals of the Trump administration. In so doing, Bannon took aim at our modern form of government, in which legislative, executive, and judicial powers are delegated to myriad agencies and bureaus that have come to comprise a fourth branch of government. For constitutionalists of all stripes, the administrative state undermines the idea of representative government by empowering bureaucrats at the expense of legislators. But many on the left were troubled by Bannon’s comments, to say the least. Kevin Drum of Mother Jones, for instance, heard racist undertones lurking behind Bannon’s call. “Bannon’s ‘deconstruction,’” Drum wrote, “appears … Read entire article »

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Here Are 10 Priorities for Betsy DeVos

After weeks of protest and feet-dragging from the left and special interest groups, the Senate on Tuesday finally confirmed Betsy DeVos as education secretary. Now in her new role, DeVos will have an opportunity to work with Congress to advance education choice as appropriate, to limit federal intervention in education, and to reform higher education in a way that creates options for students and lowers costs. Here are 10 reforms DeVos should work to achieve in conjunction with Congress and the new administration: 1. Support reauthorization of the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The highly successful D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program, which provides vouchers to low-income children to attend a private school of choice, should not only be supported through reauthorization and full funding, but also be expanded to enable more children … Read entire article »

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Neil Gorsuch Could Rule on These 3 Big Cases If He Joins Supreme Court Soon

President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court could have a say in rulings on religious freedom, transgender bathrooms in schools, and private property rights, if he is confirmed before April 16. “If you can, Mitch, go nuclear,” @POTUS says. Judge Neil Gorsuch of the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals met with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and other senators Wednesday at the Capitol less than 24 hours after Trump announced his nomination. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., however, has vowed to filibuster the nomination. “It’s doable to get a swift confirmation. The average Supreme Court confirmation comes in 67 days. Justice [Ruth Bader] Ginsburg was confirmed in 50 days,” Carrie Severino, chief counsel for the Judicial Crisis Network, told The Daily Signal. “Obviously, Democrats want to drag their heels.” (adsbygoogle = … Read entire article »

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Before Leaving Office, Obama Administration Admits It Got Student Loan Data Wrong

In case you ever had any doubts about the inefficiencies of the Department of Education, look no further than the recent revelation that the agency has been vastly underestimating student loan repayment rates. On the last day of the Obama administration’s tenure, the College Scorecard the department established has been quietly revealed to have serious flaws. The Obama administration conceded coding errors found in the College Scorecard inflated college repayment rates, potentially misleading students. The Wall Street Journal went as far as to report that, “on closer inspection, the mistake doesn’t look innocent or innocuous.” The College Scorecard was created to provide students with more information about their financial future when graduating college. Students who went on the College Scorecard website and found that a school had a relatively low student loan default … Read entire article »

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Why Betsy DeVos’ Support for School Choice Will Help America’s Schoolchildren

According to her opponents during Wednesday’s Senate confirmation hearing, Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of education, is guilty of wanting to privatize the public schools. To be sure, the nominee’s critics are entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts. Here are the facts: DeVos believes that all children are entitled to the same educational opportunities regardless of income or ZIP code. If you want a more accurate picture of DeVos, some journalists in her home state are more likely to paint it for you. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); A Detroit News op-ed praised her record of compassionate interest in the individual welfare of children, calling her “a woman devoted to helping kids succeed regardless of their socio-economic background.” And for this, certain members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor … Read entire article »

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Trump on Life, Conscience, and Religious Freedom in His Own Words

As my colleague Ryan T. Anderson and I have argued, it’s time to act to defend innocent human life and make religious freedom great again. President-elect Donald Trump has made encouraging statements regarding these important issues, including: “I am committed to nominating pro-life justices to the U.S. Supreme Court.” (Pro-Life Coalition Letter, SBA-List.org) The Heritage Foundation’s John G. Malcolm has pointed out that Trump “will have the opportunity to leave a massive imprint on the federal courts for a generation or more.” Ensuring that the court is comprised of justices who respect the fundamental right to life can be a cornerstone of Trump’s legacy. “I will work to support the dignity of human life from conception to natural, dignified death.” (Press Release, DonaldJTrump.com) At the moment of conception, a new and distinct … Read entire article »

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Obama’s Last Gift to Planned Parenthood

President Barack Obama has given Planned Parenthood a parting gift in the final weeks of his administration. As reported by The Daily Signal’s Kelsey Harkness, the Department of Health and Human Services proposed a rule that would prohibit states from blocking Planned Parenthood from receiving Title X family planning services grant money for reasons “unrelated” to its ability to provide family planning services. The rule has been finalized and will be published in the Federal Register on Dec. 19. The rule was proposed in response to several states’ attempt to defund Planned Parenthood after the nation’s largest abortion provider was featured in a series of undercover videos released by the Center for Medical Progress last year. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The videos raised questions about whether Planned Parenthood illegally profits off the sale of … Read entire article »

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Obama’s Education Secretary: ‘We Should Welcome Good Public Charter Schools’

During one of his final weeks on the job, President Barack Obama’s secretary of education called for education leaders to unite around support for charter schools. “If we believe that public schools will always be the bedrock of American democracy and opportunity—as I do—we should welcome good public charter schools as laboratories for innovation that can benefit all of education,” Secretary of Education John King said at an event Wednesday hosted by the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C. “Now is the moment to set aside policy differences that divide us,” he added. Since their inception more than two decades ago, charter schools have been a major point of contention between politicians, educators, policy experts, special-interest groups, and others. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); In recent weeks, liberals have attacked President-elect Donald Trump’s pick … Read entire article »

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Can Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos Really End Common Core?

On the campaign trail, President-elect Donald Trump made big promises about getting rid of Common Core. “We’re going to end Common Core, we’re going to have education an absolute priority,” he said in a campaign video. Upon being nominated secretary of the Department of Education, Betsy DeVos made clear her stance against the national education standards. “I am not a supporter—period,” she wrote. But what can Trump and DeVos really do to dismantle the national education standards? The Daily Signal explains. >>> Related: Meet Betsy DeVos, Trump’s Pick for Education Secretary (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The post Can Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos Really End Common Core? appeared first on The Daily Signal. Go to SourceKelsey Harkness … Read entire article »

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Meet Betsy DeVos, Trump’s Pick for Education Secretary

President-elect Donald Trump has selected billionaire philanthropist Betsy DeVos, a relatively unknown figure on the national scene, to head the U.S. Department of Education. “Betsy DeVos is a brilliant and passionate education advocate,” Trump said in a press release. “Under her leadership we will reform the U.S. education system and break the bureaucracy that is holding our children back so that we can deliver world-class education and school choice to all families.” Although she has little name recognition, DeVos is well-known in the education world, having donated and served on the board for a number of school choice nonprofits. “I am honored to accept this responsibility to work with the president-elect on his vision to make American education great again,” DeVos said in a statement. “The status quo in education is not acceptable. … Read entire article »

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New Study Challenges Conventional Wisdom on College Degrees

Conventional wisdom says that students need a four-year degree to make it in today’s economy. But do the numbers back that up? According to a new study released by the Department of Education, students who pursue an occupational credential (an education that is career-centered) are more likely to be employed than those who get an academic credential. This suggests that recent efforts to encourage more individuals to pursue college (President Barack Obama said that all Americans should have at least some postsecondary education) may be misguided. The data also suggest that the administration’s antagonism toward more career-focused educational tracks—often provided by for-profit trade schools and community colleges—is misplaced. Instead, these new data underscore the need for more diversity and innovation in the higher education sphere. The study uses data from the Beginning Postsecondary Students … Read entire article »

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11 Very Depressing Economic Realities That Donald Trump Will Inherit From Barack Obama

11 Very Depressing Economic Realities That Donald Trump Will Inherit From Barack Obama

It would be a grave mistake to understate the amount of damage that has been done to the U.S. economy over the past eight years.  In this article, I am going to share some economic numbers with you that are extremely sobering.  Anyone that takes a cold, hard, honest look at the numbers should be able to see that our economy is in terrible shape.  Unfortunately, the way that we see things is often clouded … Read entire article »

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George Will Reassured: After All, It Looks Like Trump Will Hire "From The Pool Of The Republican Party Infrastructure"

‘Fox News Sunday’ panelist George Will is comforted by Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway’s statement earlier in the program that Donald Trump is not going to hire “novices” to fill political appointments. CHRIS WALLACE: George, as a Trump doubter are you at all reassured? Yes, not least of all by what was said 20 minutes ago by Kellyanne Conway. She said you can’t appoint novices, we just elected one –which is fine– and he seems to realize, inevitably that he sits atop an enormous Republican Party infrastructure. He has 4,000 policy-making jobs to fill, and they are going to come from the pool of the Republican Party, which is thoroughly conservative, and from the intellectual infrastructure of the Republican Party –AEI, the other think tanks, the Heritage Foundation, etc. … Read entire article »

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3 Ways the Trump Administration Can Improve Education

As the post-election dust settles, the incoming Trump administration now has the chance to consider some immediate policy goals for the new year. As a part of its top and immediate education priorities, the Trump administration should seize the opportunity to advance education choice for children in Washington, D.C., and reverse President Barack Obama’s policies that have grown federal intervention and stifled innovation in education. This can be accomplished in three ways: 1. Supporting the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program. One of the greatest opportunities to improve the prospects of poor and minority children will be right at the White House doorstep when President-elect Donald Trump assumes office. The nation’s capital is home to the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (D.C. OSP), which provides scholarships to children from low-income families to attend a private school of … Read entire article »

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Trump Should Reverse Obama’s Executive Actions. Here Are 7 Areas to Start.

Under the U.S. Constitution, Congress, not the president, creates the laws. Article I of the Constitution grants enumerated legislative powers to Congress. The Constitution assigns the executive the duty to enforce the law, and Article II, Section 3 requires that the president “shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.” However, throughout the last eight years, we have seen the Obama administration continually abuse the power of the executive branch by issuing unconstitutional, unilateral executive actions to push its agenda. The “old days” of Congress creating our laws have become a distant memory. President Barack Obama even went so far as to announce his unilateralism, saying, “We’re not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we’re providing Americans the kind of help they need. I’ve … Read entire article »

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Donald Trump Will Be The Next President of The United States

Donald Trump Will Be The Next President of The United States

I prayed for our country today and for Jesus to guide the American people to make the right choice in this years election. The very obvious choice between good and evil today! Knowing this, there is no question with the corruption, lies and out right criminal activity being exposed by Hillary Clinton, who is evil! But then when you look at the lack of morals, the massive corruption and assault on Christians from the Obama administration why she … Read entire article »

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25 Years After Thomas Joins Supreme Court, a Friend Hails an American Originalist

Not every justice on the Supreme Court connects the “magical words” of the Declaration of Independence with the government structure set up in the Constitution to protect natural rights as expressed by Thomas Jefferson. In fact, the only one to do so with any consistency in recent years is Justice Clarence Thomas, a friend and former White House lawyer said in an interview with The Daily Signal on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Thomas’ swearing-in. “What we now have after Thomas has served for 25 years on the court is not just an amazing and inspiring life story, but a remarkable record of jurisprudence,” recalled Mark Paoletta, who was on the White House legal team when President George H.W. Bush nominated Thomas to the high court. Other judges have produced “originalist” … Read entire article »

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How Obama Political Aides Get Preference Over Veterans for Government Jobs

A disabled veteran didn’t get a job he sought in a federal agency, although he was qualified for the position and was supposed to receive preference. The job went instead to a political appointee of the Obama administration. “Hiring decisions must be free from political interference, legitimate, and justified,” @jasoninthehouse says. This was just one instance in which a nonpartisan government investigation found agencies didn’t follow the rules in hiring one-fourth of all the President Barack Obama political appointees who will be settled in career posts after a new president is sworn in Jan. 20. One Senate committee chairman said the Obama administration’s failure to follow procedures is “troubling,” while another said the administration “should ensure fairness and competition” in filling jobs. The disabled veteran applied for a job at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. That FDIC was supposed to … Read entire article »

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