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Key Takeaways The events of the last year have demonstrated to many families that public schools are not always the reliable institutions many thought they were.In response to these disappointments, multiple state legislatures are undertaking one of the biggest expansions of...
SACRAMENTO — California teachers are ready to go back to the classroom. But the state’s largest union has a new ask: free child care for their own kids. The demand is salt in the wound for parents who struggled with...
On March 9th, I wrote that Covid-related lockdowns were leading many states to implement or advance already existing school choice measures. Just four weeks later, it is happening at breakneck speed. Legislators and parents have become fed up, and...
Several Republican-led states are advancing school choice programs amidst a growth of alternative learning arrangements spurred by pandemic-related lockdowns. The new measures sometimes build on already established programs, expanding access to education savings accounts and scholarships, allowing more parents to pull their children from...
The Biden administration is scrambling to shelter thousands of unaccompanied minors crossing the southern border from Central America. The media are declaring the crush at the border a “crisis.” Truth is, this crisis could be heading to your school district....
A report on campus antisemitism and recommendations for combating bigotry The number of antisemitic incidents in the U.S. has risen sharply over the last three years. The Anti-Defamation League’s Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents jumped from 1,267 incidents nationwide in 2016...
CriticalRace.org is a resource for parents and students concerned about how Critical Race Theory, and implementation of Critical Race Training, impacts education. We have compiled the most comprehensive database to empower parents and students. We have researched and documented Critical...
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) released a statement after Senate Democrats voted against a common sense amendment to the budget resolution to prohibit federal COVID relief funds from going to schools that do not reopen after teachers...
Section 230 is headed to Supreme Court via Jason Fyk's lawsuit to take back our free speech. First question is from Justice Clarence Thomas. Trolls say I'm wrongFACTS:$350k a month in lost income38 million fans goneFB lied about me and...
The latest bad education news comes to us courtesy of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The most recent exam was administered to high school seniors in early 2019, a full year before the COVID-19 lockdowns. The so-called...
WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos delivered on her promise to protect free inquiry and religious liberty on campus by publishing the Improving Free Inquiry, Transparency, and Accountability at Colleges and Universities final rule (see below). The new...
A student’s zip code should not dictate their quality of education. That idea is the basis of our new campaign, called the School Choice Initiative. On this episode of What’s Next?, we cover how our School Choice Initiative can...
Recorded on July 1, 2020 ~ The day before this show was recorded, Dr. Thomas Sowell began his 10th decade of life. Remarkably on one hand, and yet completely expected on the other, and he remains as engaged, analytical,...
In Charter Schools and Their Enemies author Thomas Sowell, a leading conservative intellectual, defends charter schools against the teachers' unions, politicians, and liberal educators who threaten to dismantle their success in Charter Schools and Their Enemies. The black-white educational achievement...