What will Seal the Deal against Common Core Standards in GA?
On the Wednesday after Mother’s Day, Governor Nathan Deal (GA-R) seemed to offer mothers, caregivers, and parents of students a belated gift. Deal signed an executive orders statement on Georgia
US Senate Contest Heats up in Mid Georgia
On a chilly, first Friday in May 2013, Congressman Jack Kingston (R, GA-1) kicked up his 2014 run for the seat of retiring Senator Saxby Chambliss(R-GA). Kingston’s backdrop was the
Peach State Cheers too Late in Common Core Battle?
Northwest of Atlanta sits Marietta, Cobb County, where, on a late spring 2013 night, a crowd cheered as the Cobb Board of Education voted down the district’s request to buy
An Ice Cream Victory on UN Treaty. . .for now
“Go have some ice cream!” urged Michael Farris, august chancellor of Patrick Henry College and Home School Legal Defense Association chairman. It was a pleasant Saturday. As a mom who
The Aftermath of Storms for Akin and the GOP (updated)
The Show Me State’s GOP Senatorial candidate’s abortion words held up a mirror to he and to members of the National Grand Old Party. Many cringed. Even after Rep. Todd
September’s Crucial Vote: Unified Negotiation vs. UNilateralism
August 14, 2011, the Sunday after the straws aligned in the Iowa cornfields and a Texan two stepped into the 2012 race at the South Carolina Red State gathering, a
Teaching to the Tests: Parents’ Lessons From a Scandal That Left Children Behind
Given to children in the third to eighth grade, the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) were meant to gauge each student’s abilities in reading, mathematics, English/Language Arts, Social studies, and Science.
Scott Brown is … Scott Brown!
As a conservative Tea Party patriot I confess I joined the online enthusiasm over the special election to fill the late Senator Edward Kennedy’s seat. We who say we stand
What a Gala Can’t Erase: The Jobless
The U.S. Labor Department stats for the second week of May belie a jobless reality no glittering State Dinner gala can erase. Half a million more citizens filed first-time unemployment claims.
Child Obesity: Handling the “Security Threat”
As a mom of young adult children, I was almost ticked off by the April 20th Fox Report’s picture of a school lunch branded, “SECURITY THREAT.” Retired admirals and generals