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American Center for Transforming Education

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Change of job, unemployment, resigned concept.
Change of job, unemployment, resigned concept.

It’s Not Only Students Taking Flight from Public Schools

Over one and a half million students fled public K-12 schools this fall. The sharp decline in student enrollment has not been the only blow to public schools. Employee shortages in schools abound in all 50 states. Read More ›
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Pre teen boys at school
Pre teen boys at school

Public School Tactics Feed Private School Enrollment

After enrollment declining significantly nationwide over the past few decades due to rising tuition prices and economic recession periods, private schools are currently experiencing a season of unanticipated growth. Read More ›
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Sad mixed-race teenager sitting on sidewalk, relationship problems, awkward age
Sad mixed-race teenager sitting on sidewalk, relationship problems, awkward age

The Rise in Black Unemployment Is about More Than Race

AFL-CIO chief economist William Spriggs argued that the primary cause for disappointing black employment numbers is discrimination. While there may be some correlation, the primary factor inhibiting black economic attainment is the failure of urban public schools to adequately prepare students for post-secondary education. Read More ›
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Senior professor teaching calculus
Senior professor teaching calculus

Rethinking Teacher Certification to Employ K–12 Adjunct Teachers

Current teacher certification laws create a rigid and deficient process for selecting and employing teachers. Reforming teacher certification laws would provide districts with more flexibility in how they hire teachers, including employing adjunct teachers for K–12 classrooms. Read More ›
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Bored Female Teenage Pupil In Classroom
Bored Female Teenage Pupil In Classroom

Dumbing Down K-12 Education

While 25 other nations outperform U.S. K-12 public school students academically, we tout data that ranks our students against other American students. States boast about outperforming other states. Districts flaunt two percent gains in graduation rates. Read More ›
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Portrait of focused schoolgirl wearing protective face mask working at lesson in classroom, writing exercise
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The Truth About School Mask Mandates

Past generations of healthy, young Americans willingly risked their lives for our freedom. Today many people are willingly succumbing to government dictates that control their basic everyday decisions through stay-at-home orders, mask mandates, limited religious gatherings, and most recently through forced vaccinations. Read More ›
Student working on laptop in college. Preparing for exam in college. Student working on a laptop on some stairs on campus preparing for an exam.
Student working on laptop in college. Preparing for exam in college. Student working on a laptop on some stairs on campus preparing for an exam
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The Problem With Public Schools

Our K-12 public schools serve as the largest employment entity in the U.S. Adult employment is prioritized at the expense of student learning. Bloated bureaucracy consumes dollars that should be spent on students. Read More ›
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People raising fist with unfocused background in a pacifist protest against racism demanding justice
People raising fist with unfocused background in a pacifist protest against racism demanding justice

Critical Race Theory – The Marxist Trojan Horse

I think parents finally understand why so many of their children who go off to college full of hope leave those institutions with a disdain for America and our capitalist system. Read More ›