The results are in. Massachusetts students are Racing to the Middle

Common Core is doing exactly what it set out to do. By having education standards common from state to state, high performing states will lose their edge and low performing states will gain ground. Massachusetts, the highest performing state before Common Core, is fulfilling this Common Core objective. Massachusetts students are racing to the middle. Continue reading

Massachusetts parents can end Common Core

There is a 2016 Massachusetts ballot initiative to end Common Core in Massachusetts.The initiative will return us to our previous standards that made Massachusetts #1 in the U.S. & initiate an open, transparent process toEndCommonCore Graphic write revised standards.
I strongly support this initiative. Before you and I can have that vote on Common Core, we need to collect 100,000 signatures to get it on the ballot. Here is what you need to know.

Do not panic!
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Rand Paul is good enough for libertarians

I am writing this to my libertarian brothers and sisters. If you are a devoted Democrat or Republican then you should go back to the status-quo-land from which you came from. Go away. No really. Go. This is inside baseball for libertarians.

Great, now that we libertarians are alone, we need to talk. Permit me to paint the word “libertarian” with a broad stroke today. I recognize we all may subscribe to different degrees of libertarianism. We can hash that out some other time.

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The hero-ification of Christopher Columbus is a national embarrassment.

Remembering our history in a glorified, self-fulfilling white European context does a disservice to all of us…especially our children. It is also insulting to every non-white European descendant.

For Thanksgiving we eat turkey and tell our children about Pilgrims and Indians sharing Continue reading

9 Unintended Consequences of Well-Intended Laws

Welcome to America! …The Land of Unintended Consequences. We have the greatest of intentions with an alarming degree of shortsightedness.

Below are 9 ugly examples of unintended consequences. Unintended consequences are outcomes that are not the ones intended by these well-meaning actions. Leave your party affiliation at the door.

1)    We create a minimum wage to help the working poor.
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