Current Events vs. Founding Documents Entry 160 Current Event According to FoxNews.com, September 18, 2012 High school students boycott school cafeteria over new lunch restrictions With new federal guidelines dictating what is served at school cafeterias during lunch time, school districts all over the country have reworked their menus to accommodate the new rules. The [...]
Current Events vs. Founding Documents Entry 143 Current Event According to FoxNews.com, February 14, 2012 Preschooler’s homemade lunch replaced with nuggets A Hoke County preschooler was fed chicken nuggets for lunch because a state worker felt that her homemade lunch did not have enough nutritional value, according to a report by the Carolina Journal. The [...]
Current Events vs. Founding Documents Entry 139 Current Event Published December 14, 2011 | Associated Press Half of American Schools Failed Federal Standards Nearly half of America’s public schools didn’t meet federal achievement standards this year, marking the largest failure rate since the much-criticized No Child Left Behind Law took effect a decade ago, according [...]
Current Events vs. Founding Documents Entry 118 Current Event By: The Associated Press | October 27, 2011 ST. PAUL (AP) – Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is ripping a move by President Barack Obama to ease student loan debt as an “abuse of power” that will give people incentive to dodge debt. Bachmann reacted Thursday [...]
Last night, President Barack Obama addressed the nation on the state of our Union. Like most of his predecessors, President Obama observed that the Union is strong. Many on both sides of the aisle, however, are in agreement with Gerald Ford’s statement in his 1974 State of the Union Address that the nation is in [...]
School districts throughout the Badger State, especially those in Milwaukee and surrounding communities, will be affected by the legislature’s decision to reduce state funding for public schools. As a result of this decision, local communities will surely increase property taxes in order to fund their educational institutions. On July 2, 2010, recently-elected State Superintendent of [...]
Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Mark Neumann received copious media attention this week after advocating for a drastic and somewhat controversial reform to the state’s education system. His proposal advocates changing the certification standards for those intending to pursue a career in education. Neumann contends that Wisconsin public schools are struggling due to the fact that many [...]
The first in a new series of Institute easy-to-reads will be “10 Things Every Citizen Should Know About…The U.S. Constitution.” Available in print and on Amazon.com/books in the Fall of 2010. Other PAI Publications. All proceeds support the institute’s student internship program.