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Homeschoolers Debate Federal Involvement in Cruz Tax Bill Amendment

Homeschoolers in the United States are debating whether an amendment to the GOP tax reform bill that would expand 529 College Savings Plans to allow use of tax-exempt funds to pay for homeschooling expenses will put homeschoolers at risk of federal oversight.

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Luther Strange Supports Federal Government’s Role in Education

Luther Strange – like many establishment Republicans – supports the most recent federal education law called the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) – which still requires the U.S. Education Department to approve of the education plans of every state.

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U.S. Education Dept. and Common Core Seek to ‘Guide’ State Education Plans

The U.S. Education Department (USED) has released a new guide on how states can fulfill their requirement of gaining the federal department’s approval of their education plans. https://twitter.com/usedgov/status/841336978926850048 Under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) – which replaced No

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Rhetoric of ‘Bipartisan’ Every Student Succeeds Act Can’t Mask Its Federal Control of Education

Establishment Washington Republicans could not say enough this past week about how the 1,061-page Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) reduces the federal government’s role in education and that it eliminates the fed’s coercion of states to stick with the unpopular Common Core standards. Perhaps most significant to these Republicans is that the bill was a self-proclaimed model of “bipartisanship.”