By Paul Brennan
How many states consider competence when deciding which teachers to lay off? What common, inoffensive slang term caused school officials to call the cops on a student asking a girl to prom?
Watchdog.org has the answers, along with plenty of other interesting and important stories from this week’s education news.
Should competence count?
Falling birthrates […]
A Michigan representative is intent on mandating home-schoolers register with the state and be seen by a plethora of professionals twice a year.Read More →
Salt Lake City and New York City are more than 2,173 miles apart, but they are polar extremes for economic growth, according to a national study released Wednesday.Read More →
By Jillian Kay Melchior | Watchdog.org
The Department of Energy last week announced a conditional loan of $259 million to Alcoa Inc., supporting the manufacture of lightweight-aluminum auto bodies.
The resurrection of the DOE’s controversial fuel-efficient-vehicle loan program is a bad idea in light of the agency’s awful track record on taxpayer-backed green investments. All told, the […]
Have you ever wondered why labor unions are so strongly opposed to right-to-work laws? Watch this brief video and wonder no more.Read More →
By Tom Gantert | Capitol Confidential
Robert Luce lives in and pays property taxes to Canton Township. On a daily basis he watches school buses from the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools pass by his house.
However, the subdivision where Luce lives is located within the jurisdiction of the Wayne-Westland Community School District. This is also the district to […]