government
lincoln, civics education
Culture
‘You can’t fix what you don’t understand’: New study raises more worries about America’s civics literacy

A new survey found 70% of Americans would fail a basic civics literacy quiz. The survey by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce of 2,000 registered voters… Read More

February 21, 2024
Courts
‘War for soul of America’ has three fronts, says Missouri attorney general – who has helped make the state Ground Zero on this one

Just as the 2024 presidential election cycle begins in earnest, Missouri has become Ground Zero in this country’s centuries-long fight for freedom of speech. Even as he fights at the… Read More

January 3, 2024
Culture
King County, Washington sex ed evaluation cost $4.8 million; program found ineffective

(The Center Square) – The U.S. government gave millions in federal grants to evaluate a popular comprehensive sex education curriculum developed by the county containing Seattle. While evaluators found… Read More

July 5, 2023
Culture
DHS ‘misinformation’ panel dismissed concerns over speech crackdown as ‘bad faith’

(Daily Caller) – Members of a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) advisory committee on combating “misinformation” privately cast critics of their work, including those who raised the alarm over government… Read More

April 6, 2023
Culture
Feds create race, gender speech codes for scientists to direct report language

(The Center Square) – The National Institute of Standards and Technology, a federal and science technology office, has made race and gender speech codes for its scientists a top priority. Read More

April 6, 2023
Public Education
Oklahoma Gov. Stitt and Superintendent Walters partner to increase government efficiency

The Oklahoma governor announced a new initiative to increase government efficiency – and the state’s education superintendent was the first to take decisive action. Gov. Kevin Stitt announced… Read More

March 9, 2023
Culture
California failed to report lost foster care children as missing

(The Center Square) – What happens when foster care children go missing in California? Sometimes, the state follows federal guidelines and reports the child missing. Other times, the… Read More

March 7, 2023
Culture
Federal DEI officer says offensive Twitter comments about ‘white folkz’ were ‘private free speech’

A federal Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) officer apparently believes speech critics say is racist is acceptable as long as it isn’t made in an official capacity. Kelisa… Read More

February 20, 2023
Public Education
Mississippi Senate committee approves bill to cut state superintendent’s salary

(The Center Square) — The Mississippi Senate Education Committee approved a bill that would cut the state superintendent’s salary on Wednesday. New state Superintendent Robert Taylor was hired on Nov. Read More

January 26, 2023
Public Education
Could Missouri implement merit-based teacher pay?

The Missouri legislature is considering merit-based pay to increase teacher salaries and improve the quality of teaching in the classroom. “If we just keep raising the floor for… Read More

January 20, 2023
Public Education
Mississippi lawmakers consider 9.7% spending hike for K-12 education amid enrollment decline

(The Center Square) — Despite shrinking enrollment, Mississippi lawmakers are likely to give public schools a nearly 10% spending increase. New state Superintendent Robert Taylor made his debut before lawmakers… Read More

January 19, 2023
Culture
‘Religion is poison,’ ‘Death to Christmas’: Kansas City Council candidate Chris Gahagan and his virulently anti-religion tweets

(The Heartlander) – A candidate for Kansas City Council has a bizarre record of acid-tipped tweets about religion and religious people, writing in one that, “If you have a religion,… Read More

January 13, 2023
Public Education
Lightfoot criticized for soliciting CPS students to campaign for ‘extra credit;’ investigations launched

(The Center Square) – Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is drawing criticism over leaked emails of her campaign asking public school students for help her re-election bid in exchange for “extra credit.”… Read More

January 13, 2023
Public Education
Two Texas bills aim to stop gender indoctrination in public schools

Two bills in the Texas legislature would prohibit lessons on gender identity in public schools. House Bills 631 and 1155 – put… Read More

January 12, 2023
Public Education
Ohio senators plan another attempt to remove state school board power

(The Center Square) – Ohio Senate Republicans took another swing at stripping power from the state board of education and superintendent by introducing a bill Wednesday afternoon that revisits a… Read More

January 12, 2023
Legislation
Gov. Evers say he won’t sign a budget including school choice plan

(The Center Square) – Gov. Tony Evers is already taking things off the list of possible compromises at the Wisconsin Capitol. The governor told WISN TV on UPFRONT that he… Read More

January 10, 2023
Culture
‘Keep fighting for our Missouri families,’ say supporters of Ashcroft’s library rule

Who knew Missouri residents had such strong opinions about libraries? After a Sunshine Law request, Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft released all the public comments… Read More

January 6, 2023
Culture
Despite threats, Bellevue ‘Sanctuary City for the Unborn’ effort moves ahead

The petition drive to make Bellevue, Nebraska a “sanctuary city for the unborn” has gathered nearly half the required number of signatures needed to place the ordinance before the… Read More

December 19, 2022
Culture
Randi Weingarten doesn’t appear at final House coronavirus hearing after GOP invite

(Daily Caller) – Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), did not testify before the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis on Wednesday, despite an invitation… Read More

December 16, 2022
Legislation, Public Education
Senate push to protect charter schools from Biden admin rule dies on the floor in 49-49 tie

A joint resolution aimed at protecting charter schools failed to attain majority support in a vote ending a 49-49 tie on Wednesday. S.J. Res. 60… Read More

December 14, 2022