Eagle Forum Legislative Alerts

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

What’s Behind Free Preschool?

The Obama administration wants to add government funding for preschool to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. If he gets his way, public school won’t just mean K through 12 any longer. Unfortunately, even if Congress refuses, there’s enough momentum for preschool at the state and local levels that it’s likely to happen eventually.

Monday, April 27, 2015

The Economics of Free College

Suppose you’ve gone to the theater. You want to be able to see the stage more easily, so you disregard the rules of etiquette and stand up. You can see perfectly. But what if everyone follows your example, and all the other theater-goers stand up too? Now no one can see any better than before, but they’re much less comfortable.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Kelly Lichter – To Start a School

What would you do if your children lacked the opportunity for a great education? Kelly Lichter decided to launch a school – and 400 students lined up to attend. Don’t miss this story of education gone right.

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Friday, April 24, 2015

New York Fire Department Drops Requirements

Liberals have complained for years that there are not enough women serving in the military and in emergency services, but when the New York Fire Department commissioner cut a physical standards requirement last year, many including even liberals are left scratching their heads and worrying about the quality of new firefighters. In December, the department stopped requiring probationary firefighters to pass certain physical-skills tests related to the job. Many have criticized this as a lowering of standards – including those who have constantly complained about the department’s low hire-rate of women.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Millenials Give Hope to Pro-Life Cause

This past January marked 43 years since the Supreme Court’s infamous decision in Roe v. Wade legalized abortion. The millennial generation has lived in the shadow of this decision their entire lives. But there are promising signs that millennials could help put an end to this act of judicial supremacy once and for all. Cheryl Wetzstein of the Washington Times has the details. Opinion polling indicates that the millennials are more pro-life than their parents. A Marist College poll found that 59% of millennials believe abortion is "morally wrong," 58% think it "does more harm than good," and 64% think that the abortion rate is "higher than it should be."