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Arrested: Teacher Accused of Aiding Escapees

The mystery surrounding last week’s three-prisoner jailbreak from a maximum-security prison in in Orange County has begun to unravel with the arrest of Nooshafarin Ravaghi, a Santa Ana English as a second language (ESL) teacher.

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Exclusive: Former Houghton Mifflin Exec Reveals How Pearson Unfairly Won the LAUSD iPad Deal

A former Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) executive reveals in a Project Veritas undercover investigation how textbook publishing giant Pearson Education won the $1.3 billion contract to put Common Core-curriculum-loaded iPads into the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), despite the fact that other publishers outpaced Pearson in their bids for the contract.

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., arrives at a town hall in West Des Moines, Iowa, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. ()

Marco Rubio Once Supported Ideas Behind Common Core

Though Marco Rubio has consistently opposed the Common Core standards initiative and its federal intrusion into an area reserved for the states by the Constitution, GOP rival Jeb Bush observed recently that Rubio once supported Race to the Top, the vehicle used by the Obama administration to incentivize states to adopt the education reform.

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UPDATE: NatGeo Consultant Sends ‘Cease and Desist’ Demand, Claims She Was Fired After Breitbart Reports Project Veritas Common Core Exposé

A textbook company sales employee, exposed in a Project Veritas undercover video revealing an anti-American agenda set forth in the Common Core initiative, sent Breitbart News a Cease and Desist letter, claiming she was terminated from her job as a result of the investigation that was published by Breitbart News.

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Choice for All Students is the Future of American Education

Late last week, and just in time for School Choice Week, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) introduced a universal education savings account (ESA) bill for all of the District of Columbia’s children. The program allows parents, regardless of income or background, to take control of the dollars the District spends on their children’s educations and create customized educational plans to suit the needs and strengths of the individual student.