Posts by Karin Piper

Colorado PolitiChick Karin Piper is an award winning author and transparency expert specializing in education and union transparency. She provides policy tools necessary for parents, union memberis, teachers and decision makers to become informed consumers in the educational marketplace. She also serves as executive director of ParentledReform.org, an organization she helped found, and works with various other non-partisan likeminded organizations. Karin was a finalist for OGI’s 2012 Burke-Carr Public Interest Awards and nominated as candidate for Charter School Friend of the Year in 2009. Her knowledge of state and federal open records laws and tireless advocacy for open union negotiations has been featured by major media outlets across the nation. Her debut book, CHARTER SCHOOLS: The Ultimate Handbook for Parents, was awarded “2009 finalist in best books for parenting and education,” by USA Book News and appeared in bookstores around the world. Born and raised in Sweden, she lives in Douglas County, Colorado, the epicenter of education reform. Karin is a frequently sought as a parental voice and expert opinion in response to much of today's political edu-rhetoric and legislation proposals. She has been interviewed by many news outlets, including CBS, NBC, KNUS, EdNews, Denver Post, Los Angeles Times, and many others.

US Flags on Brooklyn Bridge Replaced With Mysterious White “Surrender” Flags

US Flags on Brooklyn Bridge Replaced With Mysterious White “Surrender” Flags

July 22, 2014 at 1:49 pm / by

Two mysterious large white flags were flying over the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City this morning in place of the US flags New York City police is investigating how this happened, why and who did it. ABC News reports: “This has nothing to do with a film shoot,” said Dean […]

 
Tribal Leaders Leery of Obama’s New Common Core Plan for Native American Children

Tribal Leaders Leery of Obama’s New Common Core Plan for Native American Children

July 16, 2014 at 5:00 am / by

The Obama administration’s new plan to overhaul federal education for American Indians is being met by suspicion and skepticism by tribe members. The current federal plan, Bureau of Indian Education, operates 57 schools for Native American students and oversees 126 others. It is riddled with reports of corruption and complaints […]

 
Scotland To Make Historic Vote On Independence From England (Remind you of anyone?)

Scotland To Make Historic Vote On Independence From England (Remind you of anyone?)

July 4, 2014 at 12:33 pm / by

September 8, 2014, Scotland will make a historic decision: Whether or not to declare independence from the United Kingdom. If the vote passes, Scotland’s constitution will be changed, and Scotland will break free of its 300-year chain to England. William Wallace would be so proud! “I think the union is […]

 
Did You Know Obamacare Can Now Collect DNA Info on Newborns?

Did You Know Obamacare Can Now Collect DNA Info on Newborns?

June 30, 2014 at 4:41 pm / by

On June 24th, 2014 the U.S. House passed HR 1281, a bill that nationalizes newborn genetic screening without consent. It passed on a voice vote without a roll call or amendments. HR 1281 may be the most blatant government intrusion into individual privacy in United States history. It gives the government […]

 

Children’s Data For Sale By Government- Price $10K

May 14, 2014 at 9:57 am / by

Nevada dad John Eppolito has been given a $10,000 bill to see his own children’s school files containing the data collected by the state. “The problem is that I can’t stop them from collecting the data,” Eppolito told FoxNews.com. “I just wanted to know what it [collected data] was. It almost seems […]

 
“Suck It Up!” Angry Colorado Soccer Moms Ready For Ed Secretary Duncan Today

“Suck It Up!” Angry Colorado Soccer Moms Ready For Ed Secretary Duncan Today

May 8, 2014 at 4:13 am / by

What’s the most stupid thing a politician can do? How about pick a fight with moms? U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan brought political lunacy to a different level when he played the race card by tagging “white suburban moms” as his lame defense of Common Core testing failure: “It’s fascinating […]

 

Ohio, Vote Against Common Core In Today’s Primaries

May 6, 2014 at 10:33 am / by

Registered Republicans in Ohio can fight Common Core by casting their vote today in support of candidates and party platform issues that deliberately take a stance against Fed led ed. The Ohio primaries are being held today, May 6, 2014. Anti-Common-Core activist Ellen Shorts Vossler, has issued the following statement, […]

 
LIVE! Listen To The Benghazi Hearings

LIVE! Listen To The Benghazi Hearings

May 1, 2014 at 10:21 am / by

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Watch the Benghazi hearing live this morning. News and history infolding without media influence on your opinion. What a novel idea. Like this article? Share it!   

 

School Forces Standardized Test on Autistic Child In Spite of Parent’s Objections

April 18, 2014 at 4:05 am / by

North Forsyth Middle School in Cumming, Georgia, forced the state mandated ‘high-pressure’ standardized test on a student with autism not once, but twice, ignoring pleas and warnings from the parent to exempt the child from such assessments. This begs the question, where do parental and individual rights end, and government […]

 
Parents Met By Police: Told Kids Must Take Standardized Tests Whether They Agree- Or Not!

Parents Met By Police: Told Kids Must Take Standardized Tests Whether They Agree- Or Not!

April 16, 2014 at 4:22 pm / by

Tracy and Mary Finney thought they were meeting with the principal at West Side Elementary in Marietta, Georgia, this morning to discuss their choice to opt out of of Standardized State Testing for their children. Instead, they were met by a police officer who told the Finney’s that their decision […]

 
Clark County Sheriff Tells Feds To Back Down From Bundy Ranch, BLM Announces Pullout

Clark County Sheriff Tells Feds To Back Down From Bundy Ranch, BLM Announces Pullout

April 12, 2014 at 1:49 pm / by

For what it’s worth, Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie announced moments ago that he has ordered BLM off the Bundy Ranch. In any event, BLM announced that they are ceasing operations this morning in the roundup of Cliven Bundy’s cattle on public lands. Reported as breaking news by CBS News […]

 
Woman Hurls A Shoe At Hillary in Las Vegas

Woman Hurls A Shoe At Hillary in Las Vegas

April 11, 2014 at 11:31 am / by

Las Vegas, Nevada- Hillary Cinton’s speech is suddenly interrupted as a woman hurls a shoe at the stage. Clinton is on a whirlwind tour speaking in 3 states in just 4 days, reportedly to raise $1 million dollars (I can’t even type that without picturing Dr. Evil). While it is easy to […]

 

Next WACO? Protestors Surge As Heavily Armed Feds Round Up Nevada Rancher’s Cattle

April 10, 2014 at 2:32 pm / by

Heavily armed federal forces drop down in the Nevada desert surrounding Cliven Bundy’s family ranch over “grazing trespassing.” The Feds have rounded up the cattle belonging to the Bundy family, auctioning off the livestock stating Bundy is encroaching on Federal land. This has the potential to become the next WACO […]

 

Happy Birthday Ann-Marie, From All Of Us At Politichicks!

March 21, 2014 at 10:34 am / by

Happy Birthday to our favorite Politichick editor. Hope you have an incredible day. We love you! Like this article? Share it!   

 
Man Arrested For Concealing Chicken In His Pants

Man Arrested For Concealing Chicken In His Pants

March 18, 2014 at 9:50 am / by

Sounds like we have a new definition of concealed carry: ROME, Ga, police say a man was arrested after he shoved a rotisserie chicken and two toothbrushes down his drawers and walked out of Walmart without paying: Police say man concealed chicken in his pants… …Police say the man left […]