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Dr. Lindsey Burke of the Heritage Foundation talks with co-host Bob Bowdon about her new book, The Not-So-Great-Society, co-edited with Jonathan Butcher, which includes contributions from top policy experts. They explore why Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society” is an inflection point for federal intervention in local school policy. The constitutionally limited national role in K-12 education grew exponentially after 1965, to the present day, where the U.S. Department of Education has a staff of 4,000 and an annual budget of $70 billion, not to mention programs housed in other agencies, such as Head Start, which has cost $250 billion since it was established. To meet the expansive federal mandates and regulations, non-teaching and administrative staffing has dramatically increased. The question is: Has this fundamental transformation in local education policy led to progress in student performance?

Stories of the Week: A surveillance company, “Gaggle,” is using AI tools to monitor 5 million students’ writings and social media posts for “harmful” content in an effort to “stop tragedies” – but is spying on our kids the answer? Former presidential candidate and California Senator Kamala Harris has introduced a bill to extend the school day to 6 p.m. to align with parents’ work schedules – a welcome modernization or a slippery slope to more federal intrusion? In New York, a teacher suspended in 1999 for sexual harassment who can’t be fired because of tenure rules and bureaucratic delays, is receiving a salary of over $130,000 despite being barred from the classroom.

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Please read the following article from The Heritage Foundation; it’s not terribly long and is the basis for my mini-rant. Thank you. More

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Having recently moved to the greater Washington DC area, I am in need of a new job. Our own Mollie Hemingway suggested adding my resume to the Heritage Foundation Job Bank. Applicants submit their resumes so that think tanks, politicians, and other organizations have a pool of politically-engaged potential employees to start their hiring process. […]

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From the newsroom of the Washington Examiner:

“Huma Abedin Did What?” Investigative Reporter Todd Shepherd on today’s Senate testimony from FBI Director James Comey, who made lots of news and offered no apologies.

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Is Ricochet going to have a presence at this thing on September 18th? Are any Ricochetti going? My wife and mother are going to the event, but I’m going to hang back in the hotel with my laptop. The next day, the three of us will visit our two oldest daughters (in Seneca) for a […]

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