A Renegade Student’s Spotlight on School Prayer

Roy Costner IV, the 2013 valedictorian at Liberty High School in South Carolina, recently made headlines for reciting the Lord's Prayer at his graduation. His prayer was effectively a finger in the eyes of atheist activists and highlighted the thorny issues of free speech and school prayer. Here’s … [Read more...]

Government Classes Needed for Civic Literacy

In December 2012, the District of Columbia State Board of Education (DCSBOE) released a final draft of proposed revisions to high school graduation requirements in Washington, D.C. If DCSBOE approves the revisions in March 2013, then D.C.’s high schools would no longer require students to take a … [Read more...]

Plan B in the Vending Machine? No Surprise There

Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania is now providing Plan B, an emergency contraceptive that sometimes acts as an abortifacient, to its students through a vending machine. And the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves of this practice. When the news broke tweets and re-tweets relating … [Read more...]

Schools, Roads, and Bridges: You Can Build Those!

On July 13, 2012, President Barack Obama made the following remarks to Virginia voters while arguing for big government and higher taxes in the United States (emphasis added): Look, if you were successful, you didn't get there on your own…There was a great [public school] teacher somewhere in your … [Read more...]

Senator Rand Paul: Bringing Sanity to Congress’ Voting Process

Last week, Congress passed a flawed transportation/flood insurance/student loan bill that became law soon thereafter. The bill's issues, which I outlined at the above link, include the following: The conference report combined three unrelated bills into one, a too-common practice on Capitol Hill … [Read more...]

Who Should Determine College Attendance?

College graduation rates have again hit the peak this summer. Despite the gloomy unemployment rate, a considerable number of college graduates will join the work force. Politicians did nothing to stop student loans from reaching $23,000 per borrower in 2011. Many wonder if college education will … [Read more...]