Monthly Archives: January 2014

Freedom in Film: To Sir, with Love (1967)

Nearing the end of his patience, a first-year teacher challenges his scarcely literate students to think seriously about the lives ahead of them. What will happen after high school graduation? One academically indifferent girl supposes she’ll get married, giggling that … Continue reading

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Should Federal Education Money “Follow the Child?”

“We have a problem with federal funds today that are supposed to be going to low-income families,” Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander told The New York Times. “The simplest way for them to get there is just to pin them to the … Continue reading

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Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Joins Rally for School Choice

Democratic Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and Republican Senator Ted Cruz may seem unlikely allies, but they took the stage together on Saturday to kick off National School Choice Week in Houston. “Throughout my career, I have fought for public education … Continue reading

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Oregon Foster Advocate Backs School Choice Bill

Northwest Watchdog reports that the executive director of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) in Clackamas County hopes the Oregon legislature will pass a bill to create individual savings accounts for foster children’s education expenses. Modeled after a successful Arizona program, … Continue reading

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Legislative Update – Education Equity Emergency Act (E3)

Cascade founder Steve Buckstein orchestrated testimony Thursday on an exciting Education Savings Account bill that may represent the future of school choice in Oregon. The bill had a “concept hearing” before the Senate Interim Education and Workforce Development Committee.* Bend … Continue reading

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Freedom in Fiction: The Taxman Cometh

Who would have thought the IRS could be this funny? Award-winning television reporter Marvin Kalb compares Oregon author Jim Greenfield’s new novel, The Taxman Cometh, to Joseph Heller’s classic, Catch 22. Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, says … Continue reading

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Freedom in Film: The Crossing (2000)

On Christmas night 1776, General George Washington took a bold risk to surprise the British-allied Hessian troops encamped across the Delaware River near Trenton. With enlistments expiring and low morale within the Continental Army, Washington’s decision to cross the Delaware … Continue reading

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