by Tammy Drennan, NEO Senior Writer
 
Teachers' unions put their money where their ideology is, you can say that much for them.
 
The NEA and AFT combined donated a tidy 5 million dollars plus some to the 2008 elections. They donate to support endless causes, many that most people would consider unrelated to education at all (except that education is one thing you can relate almost anything to).
 
These are old, well-oiled, well-connected organizations that are not going
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by Tammy Drennan, NEO Senior Writer
 
U. S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan has an idea: Children should be spending more time in school. Lots more – even 12-14 hours a day, seven days a week.
 
Is this what we want for our children – schools that take over so much of their lives that all parents have to do is get them ready for bed and make sure they dress for the bus the next morning?
 
This is the exact opposite of what we believe children need. Children need more
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by Tammy Drennan, NEO Senior Writer
 
Who should teach kindergartners to identify and correctly label the more private parts of their bodies? Who should teach first graders about love? The state of Montana believes its schools should do it. We believe it is the responsibility and right of parents to do it or to thoughtfully choose who will.
 
Growing numbers of moms and dads are becoming frustrated with the way government feels it has the right to do what it wants when it
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by Tammy Drennan, NEO Senior Writer
 
Public schooling costs even more than most people think.
 
P. J. O’Rourke points out in an article for The Weekly Standard.
 
Figures in the Statistical Abstract of the United States show that we are spending $11,749 per pupil per year in the U.S. public schools, grades pre-K through 12….
 
In March the Cato Institute issued a report on the cost of public schools. Policy analyst Adam Schaeffer made a detailed examination of the
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