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[9 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

The Heartlander features a transcribed version of a 1995 interview Apple’s co-founder, the late Steve Jobs, did with at the Smithsonian Institute, in which he encouraged school choice: I’ve been a very strong believer in that what we need to…

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[7 Jul 2011 | One Comment | ]

At least one of the dwindling 3.2 million National Education Association members is unhappy with last weekend’s vote to endorse Barack Obama and raise union dues by $10 to up the ante in the NEA’s campaign fund. Last year, the…

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[29 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]

by Susan Ryan News from Belleville describes officials backing down from a daytime curfew proposal. Police Chief Clay is looking for good solutions. Belleville’s curfew plan might be scrapped after opposition from home-schooling parents BELLEVILLE — After outcry from home-schooling…

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[13 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]

UPDATE: Quinn signs education reform law. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to sign today what’s called "sweeping" education reform, a step in the right direction in several regards: Longer school days and a provision allowing school to place competence…

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[27 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]

by Susan Ryan Illinois’ Boone County Board is contemplating a truancy ordinance [Ordinance pdf is linked on the right sidebar]. They like to call it a truancy ordinance, but it’s more accurate to call it a daytime curfew. Last fall,…

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[26 Apr 2011 | One Comment | ]

Iowa professor’s outrageous response to GOP event prompts outrage The poor lady became unhinged when University of Iowa conservatives said that they were planning a "come out of the closet" day. Apparently believing that she or gay organizations have a…

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[19 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]

( Scott Strazzante, Chicago Tribune / April 14, 2011 ) President Barack Obama appears at campaign fundraiser at Navy Pier in Chicago. When President Barack Obama was in Chicago last week, he candidly told campaign contributors he had challengedRepublicans to repeal Obamacare with this…

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[13 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]

by Susan Ryan Senator Cullerton introduced SB 626, which now has an amendment introduced yesterday by Senator Lauzen. Senator Lauzen is now the chief and only sponsor. As of yesterday, the bill passed a second reading and is back in…

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[13 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]

Revolutionary thinking about schooling: “Our tightly controlled educational system mocks the promise of democracy. With a closed educational system we simply cannot have an open political system. The current situation allows the government and bi…