The article comes from AFP’s VP for Policy Phil Kerpen. You may follow Phil on twitter by clicking kerpen. The article in its entirety may be found here. On January 4, President Obama took the unprecedented step of declaring the Senate to be in recess although the Senate considered itself to be in session [...]
"Trust that American spirit. It's still there."
This from our sister organization's (Americans for Prosperity Foundation - Arkansas) website. We hope to see you there!
American 15-year-olds rank 35th out of 57 countries in math and literacy!
America shouldnt be 35th in anything. Its time to Restore American Exceptionalism!
Rather than protecting and promoting failure, lets put our kids first. Lets do even more to support the teachers and the schools that are succeeding, but lets hold those that are failing firmly accountable. Whether its a private school, a charter school, or a traditional public school, parents should have the right to choose the school that will do the best job educating my children. Every child deserves the best education we can give them and every family has a right to choose the education thats best for their child.
This guest blog post by State Senator Missy Irvin gives an overview of the happenings in regards to the Arkansas Forestry Commission, accountability, and what's being done by our elected officials to get to the bottom of it all.
In early December, something extremely rare in state government occurred...a lay-off of state employees in mid-fiscal year. Nearly unprecedented, this deserved an extra look. More importantly, my constituents came to me in early February of 2011 with their concerns over rumors of financial distress. They were worried about losing their jobs and asked if I would help them. As an elected representative, this is one of my primary responsibilities to assist my constituents and represent them through providing legislative oversight.