No Child Left Behind

What Ireland’s Abortion Referendum is Really About

This year Ireland will hold a referendum on the issue of abortion. The date has not yet been set but the vote will probably take place in May. Since 1983, enshrined in the Eighth Amendment to the Irish Constitution, there has been a constitutional ban on abortions taking place in the Irish Republic. This prohibition [...]

The Federal Hand Behind Common Core

“Common Core is a state-led initiative.” This sentence is among the most repeated pitch lines of those selling Common Core.  It is an effective sales pitch, but is it true? The answer lies in the maze of money and regulation tying federal and state departments of education together. Let’s start with the money.  The money [...]

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