Governor Jindal of Louisiana made education reform his top priority and pushed a bold plan to provide more choices for families, reward quality teachers, increase school accountability, and give school leaders more flexibility with funding and personnel. As a result of his reforms, Louisiana now has a statewide school choice scholarship program that gives parents the option to remove their children from a failing school and enroll them in a new school of their choice.
"Parents across the country are becoming increasingly concerned about what Common Core means for their children’s future and for the future of our great nation," American Principles Project's President Frank Cannon said. "Governor Bobby Jindal has become a strong spokesperson on this issue, which is why we invited him to address APP’s State Lunch. All presidential hopefuls should work to understand this issue and take a clear position on it. APP’s State Lunch will lay the foundation for the Common Core discussion and will lay out the political landscape for 2016."
The State Lunch will be followed by our 3rd Annual Red, White & Blue Gala featuring Texas Governor Rick Perry as our keynote speaker and Ali Landry as our master of ceremonies. The gala will also be held at the Mayflower with a reception at 6:30p (ET) and dinner at 7:30p (ET).
The American Principles Project is a 501(c)(3) organization that recognizes the dignity of the person as the basis of the founding principles of the United States. We are dedicated to the declaration of the Founding Fathers that we are all “created equal, endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights, and among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
We are dedicated to promoting America’s founding principles in the public square through rigorous debate, scholarship, education and advocacy.
American Principles Project is pleased to announce that Ali Landry will be the Master of Ceremonies at the upcoming Red, White and Blue Gala on February 5th, 2015.
Ali Landry, the former Miss Louisiana, Miss USA and mother of three, has been a successful actress, director, and, most recently, tech entrepreneur. The small-town girl from Louisiana starred in the 2006 breakout success, Bella, the winner of the People's Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival in 2006.
The 2015 Red, White and Blue Gala will be held on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. The reception will start at 6:30p (EST) and dinner will be served at 7:30p (EST). Texas Governor Rick Perry will be our keynote speaker.
A fifth generation Texan, Governor Rick Perry has taken an extraordinary Texas journey, from a tenant farm in the rolling West Texas plains to the governor's office of our nation's second largest state. Governor Perry's administration has focused on creating a Texas of unlimited opportunity and prosperity by improving education, securing the border and increasing economic development through classic conservative values.
The Red, White and Blue Gala will be preceded by The State Lunch (also held at The Mayflower Hotel) at 12:00p until 2:00p (EST) that will include a discussion on the Common Core State Standards.
If you'd like to attend, please click the "Register Today" button below. We hope that you can join us.
On Indiana's Common Core Rebrand "They had their commission set up to redo the Indiana standards. And, lo and behold, they cut and pasted and they came up with another version of Common Core - except in some respects the standards aren’t even as good as Common Core, which is kind of a disturbing thought.”- APP Senior Fellow Jane Robbins One News Now - 9/22/14
Defenses of the College Board's revised Advanced Placement U.S. History (APUSH) Curriculum Framework have ranged from "it's a balanced document" to "teachers will have flexibility" to "what's wrong with a leftist slant?" None of these defenses should be acceptable.
To the "balanced document" argument, we say: Read it. A Pioneer Institute study by experts, including renowned Madisonian scholar Ralph Ketcham, describes the framework as "a portrait of America as a dystopian society — one riddled with racism, violence, hypocrisy, greed, imperialism and injustice."
The origins of the framework have been traced to the philosophy that the U. S. is only one nation among many, and not a particularly admirable one at that. Every trace of American exceptionalism has been scrubbed; seminal documents such as the Gettysburg Address have vanished.
Breitbart News Network joins American Principles Project and Cornerstone Action as co-sponsors of a forum that will focus on the principles of federalism as viewed by the Framers, the role of state elected officials in guarding against federal overreach, and how the federal government undermines that duty.
Titled “Practical Federalism: How the Federal Government Is Silencing the People,” the forum will bring together state lawmakers, policy analysts, and activist citizens to discuss the current level of federal intrusion into the states and American life, and will be held in key presidential primary states, beginning with New Hampshire in November of 2014, then moving on to Iowa in February of 2015, and South Carolina in April of 2015.
The forums will examine the impact of federal overreach in areas such as ObamaCare, the Common Core standards, privacy and data collection, Medicaid expansion, religious liberty, and the EPA and land use.
Last Wednesday American Principles in Action kicked off our newest project: Fix the Dollar.
Our plan is to ignite a grassroots movement to fix the dollar by exposing the destructive policies from the Federal Reserve. We believe that the Federal Reserve should be focused on strengthening and protecting the value of the dollar, not weakening it by printing money out of thin air.
This movement can only be successful with people like you joining us. Will you forward this email to your family and friends?
At the launch of our new project, Steve Forbes said, "You can get it right on taxes. You can it right on regulation. You can get it right on government spending. But if you donâ€™t get the money right itâ€™s all for naught."
He's exactly right.
Think about this simple fact:
Had the United States remained on the gold standard the last forty years since it was ended by Richard Nixon and had our nation continued the exact same economic growth we experienced during the forty years prior to Nixonâ€™s Shock of August 1971 our economy would be 50% larger today. That means $8 TRILLION in additional wealth for Americans.
Imagine what life would be like if this nation was 50% wealthier. What are you and I going to do about it? Join the money revolt today!
Look for a Fix the Dollar event near you and join the movement for equitable prosperity for all! FixTheDollar.com
Itâ€™s time for the next great revolt: The Money Revolt!
On to Victory, Steve Lonegan Director of Monetary Policy American Principles in Action
Common Core As An Election Issue“Common Core has become a flashpoint election issue. Voters are increasingly realizing that the Common Core is of poor quality and locks children into an inferior education." - APP Education Director Emmett McGroarty Quoted in Christian Post - 7/29/14
Historically, Americans have been willing to fight for the value of their money, so recent complacency over the destruction of the dollar is disturbing.
THE U.S. economy continues to struggle. Wages remain stagnant for working families. Inflation slowly diminishes the average family’s consumer strength, and unemployment now includes factors like masses of workers dropping out of the workforce. So what has changed in America the last 40 years that has dimmed the economic optimism that drove the greatest generation and baby boomers?
By Alfonso Aguilar and Helen Krieble in the National Journal
The significant increase in unaccompanied minors entering our country illegally has brought the discussion of border security back to the forefront. It is true that very little could have been done to prevent the current surge since, as at least one serious study has shown, what leads most of these children to leave their home countries in Central America is the warlike conditions they are facing there on a daily basis. Yet, there is something we could do to address one of our own policies that has for 20 years encouraged many of them to come. They come because of a desire to reunite with parents who left them back home to find a good-paying job in the United States.