Lawmakers in Michigan look to be hitting the pause button on implementing federal Common Core standards at least until they learn more about them, and how they might impact schools and students. The House and Senate adopted Conference Report for the omnibus appropriation’s bill included a section stating that the Department’s appropriations shall not be [...]
Labor, Education & Pensions Issues
According to Gongwer Michigan, the House passed legislation eliminating registration of the state's auctioneers. Unnecessary licensing requirements can deter entrepreneurship, stopping someone from pursuing their 'good life.' Government does right when it eliminates these unnecessary barriers to entry.
I’ve explained in a previous article why the "free rider" argument of unions is legally flawed, but today I’d like to tackle its assumption that collective bargaining is always beneficial to these so-called “freeloaders.”
Michigan lawmakers this week stood up for state sovereignty regarding education policy and passed budgets that prohibit any funding for the controversial Common Core system. Following a conference committee to hammer out differences among the House and Senate budgets, the appropriation bill will go to Governor Snyder's desk. Snyder's proposed 2014 budget did not include any funding for Common Core.
By Casey Given Two weeks ago, Education Week reported that the Department of Education will oversee the design of assessment tests for the Common Core State Standards, confirming suspicions that initiative is nothing less than a federal curriculum for America’s schools. While I’ve already commented on the implications this announcement will have on public schools, Common Core’s federal control does [...]