Calling it an 'education' industry is like calling ObamaCare 'affordable.' It's the 'Indoctrination Industry' and entirely owned and operated by Liberalism, Inc. 1.Case in point: "The California Federation of Teachers (CFT) passed a resolution at its most recent convention claiming that “the continued unjust incarceration of Mumia Abu-Jamal represents a threat to the civil rights of all people.” Thirty years ago, Abu-Jamal took away Philadelphia policeman Daniel Faulkner’s foremost civil right: his life. How obtuse of the CFT to disregard “the threat to the civil rights of all people” represented by someone capable of gunning down a man tasked with protecting the public. The pantheon of leftist saints includes the Haymarket Square bombers, responsible for the deaths of eight Chicago cops, Joe Hill, murderer of former police officer John Morrison in Salt Lake City, Huey Newton, murderer of Oakland policeman John Frey, and Leonard Peltier, murderer of FBI agents Jack Coler and Ronald Williams. Notice a pattern?" Teachers' Mumia Abu-Jamal Resolution Out of Sync Morally and Historically | Human Events 2. It's why millions of folks, myself included, have opted for homeschooling. "Homeschooling Is Growing Ridiculously Fast. ... Last year, USA Today reported that in 1999, homeschoolers made up a tiny sect of the American population. “An estimated 850,000 students nationwide were being homeschooled. By 2011-12, that number had more than doubled to 1.77 million.” According to a recently released Florida Department of Education report, “The number of homeschooled children in Florida saw its biggest increase in five years during 2014-15. Last year, the state counted 84,096 children in home schooling, up 9.6 percent from a year earlier.” Why Homeschooling Is Growing - The Federalist thefederalist.com/2015/09/01/why-homeschooling-is-growing/ 3. Now....perhaps we are about to see an end to the greatest bar to homeschooling. "On Friday night, the United States Senate passed their version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, better known as tax reform. Only one additive floor amendment made it into the bill. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) offered an amendment to make 529 education savings accounts even more useful than today. 529 accounts up until now have been used exclusively for college tuition and expenses. The Cruz amendment expands the use of 529 dollars for two additional purposes--tuition for students in K-12 private and parochial schools, and costs related to homeschooling a child. Up to $10,000 per year per child can be distributed for these purposes." Ted Cruz's 529 Education Savings Amendment to Tax Reform Is A Big Win for Families One more step toward making America....and American education....great again.