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Homeschooling Back on the Campaign Trail: Trump Speaks at Values Voter Summit

Presidential candidate Donald Trump mentioned homeschooling for the first time at the Family Research Council’s annual Values Voter Summit last weekend. In the middle of a discussion on education and school choice, Trump said, “School choice means that parents can homeschool their children. 100%.”  (You can watch the video below, with Mr. Trump’s remarks around the […]

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Leaked Common Core Questions Stun Parents

By Lauren Mitchell, HSLDA’s Federal Relations Legislative Assistant Recently, an anonymous teacher leaked 4th grade Common Core test questions to the world, setting the internet ablaze with angry comments from parents and educators. The questions feature unreasonably sophisticated language, content that would be more appropriate for 9th to 12th graders, and problems that require students […]

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Trump: Education should be a Main Function of the Federal Government

In the lead-up to April 5th’s Wisconsin presidential primary, CNN’s Anderson Cooper hosted a town hall-style forum where each presidential candidate took questions from the audience on important policy issues, including defense, education, and healthcare. One exchange in CNN’s town hall included brief but confusing remarks by businessman Donald Trump on the federal government’s role […]

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Kasich on Common Core: “I Don’t Even Know What That All Means”

While Presidential candidate and Ohio Governor John Kasich has voiced support for Common Core in the past, recent comments from Kasich may suggest he’s not entirely familiar with issues he supports. At a New Hampshire Republican Party’s Presidential Town Hall on January 23, 2016, a young public school student asked Kasich for his reasons for […]

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Carly Fiorina Goes After Federal Education Programs

Common Core has offered American voters a rare look at an issue that doesn’t meet the normal party-line support or disapproval. Republican candidates Jeb Bush and John Kasich have joined Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in voicing support for Common Core. Carly Fiorina, keeping in step with the majority of her fellow Republican candidates, hasn’t […]