Republican Senators, Representatives Ask State Board of Education To Rescind Adoption Of Common Core Standards

Republican Senators, Representatives Ask State Board of Education To Rescind Adoption Of Common Core Standards

13 senators and 8 representatives recently wrote to Governor Bentley and the State Board of Education to ask them to revoke adoption of the Common Core Standards Initiative and refuse any monies tied to a national curriculum. We would like to thank Senators Gerald Allen, Scott Beason, Dick Brewbaker, Paul Bussman, Rusty Glover, Bill Holtzclaw, […]

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Alabama Joins Lawsuit Against EPA

Alabama Joins Lawsuit Against EPA

Alabama has joined twenty-four other states in filing an amicus brief in a lawsuit brought against the EPA to require delay of the imposition of the Utility MACT rule.  The Rule is expected to go into effect in early November and has the potential to cost the utility industry billions of dollars and could lead […]

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Great Profile Of Author of AL Immigration Law, Kris Kobach, In The Press-Register

Great Profile Of Author of AL Immigration Law, Kris Kobach, In The Press-Register

In case you missed it, there was a great profile on Kansas Secretary of State (and the author of Alabama’s new immigration law) Kris Kobach in yesterday’s Mobile Press-Register.  They cite Eagle Forum of Alabama’s annual conference as Kobach’s first engagement in the state: Kobach got his introduction to Alabama politics in 2007, through a […]

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Rep. Martha Roby: Control Schools Locally

Rep. Martha Roby: Control Schools Locally

Representative Martha Roby had an excellent editorial in Saturday’s Montgomery Advertiser on the importance of local control of education.  She hit the nail right on the head: As a mother of a child in public school, I know local teachers are best suited to teach local students, and that dedicated local principals — empowered by […]

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FCC Moving Forward On Net Neutrality

FCC Moving Forward On Net Neutrality

I’ve written before about the danger of net neutrality and its threat to free speech. Unfortunately, last December the FCC passed new net neutrality regulations despite significant opposition.  A little over a week ago the FCC finally published the new rules in the Federal Register starting a 60 day comment period before they become law […]

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More On Yesterday’s Ruling On Immigration Bill

More On Yesterday’s Ruling On Immigration Bill

We’ve spoken with one of the nation’s top immigration lawyers, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who had this to say about yesterday’s ruling: “The decision was a significant victory for Alabama.  Judge Blackburn sustained 75% of Alabama’s HB 56, including the most important sections.  This decision vindicates the Republican legislative sponsors of the bill, […]

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A Victory For The Rule Of Law

A Victory For The Rule Of Law

Today, U.S. District Judge Sharon Blackburn lifted a temporary injunction on key parts of Alabama’s new immigration law.  Known as the Beason-Hammon Taxpayer and Citizens Protection Act, the law is currently the strongest in the country.  The U.S. Department of Justice filed suit against the state and asked Judge Blackburn for an injunction to prevent […]

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New Obama EPA Regulations Will Create 230,000 Jobs And Cost $21 Billion

New Obama EPA Regulations Will Create 230,000 Jobs And Cost $21 Billion

President Obama has recently submitted a jobs plan to Congress.  Unfortunately for him, the reception has been less than stellar even among members of his own party.  In typical Obama style, he is now going around Congress to start creating those jobs and is spending $21 billion to do so. This is not a new […]

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We Must Stop The Indoctrination Of Our Children And Preserve Local Control Of Education

We Must Stop The Indoctrination Of Our Children And Preserve Local Control Of Education

Last November, Alabama’s State Board of Education joined most other states in adopting the Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI) in Math and English. The Board of Education was told repeatedly that these “voluntary” standards were being written as part of a state-led initiative and would be state controlled. So why are the Feds Writing Curriculum and […]

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School Choice Should Be At The Top Of The Agenda For 2012 Legislative Session

School Choice Should Be At The Top Of The Agenda For 2012 Legislative Session

It’s that time of year again.  Children across Alabama have dragged out their backpacks, sharpened their pencils and gone back to school.  The beginning of the school year gives teachers and students a fresh start and legislators a new chance to study what our state is doing right and wrong in regard to education. During […]

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