The Heartland Institute recently hosted an event on the Parental Rights Amendment (PRA). Heidi Holan, Illinois state coordinator for ParentalRights.org, described court decisions that make necessary a constitutional amendment protecting the rights of parents. Holan explained the process for passage of the amendment and how states are pushing Congress to start taking the steps it must take.
This holiday weekend, Americans will celebrate the 241st anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Education choice advocates will have an additional cause to celebrate with the wins in education independence this week:It is good to see independence making so much headway against the one-size-fits-all education monopoly of the government. More people need to understand public schooling is not the same thing as public education, no matter how many times the education blob states it is.
Many parents and community leaders might have enjoyed attending a May 17th summit in Burlingame, California on “reimagining” pre-K–12 education, where attendees brainstormed “the next big thing” in school reform. Sitting in and maybe even asking a few questions might have improved parents’ chances of not being blindsided by some transformational scheme developed behind closed doors, as happened with the Common Core standards and assessments.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".