Education

American Center for Transforming Education

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School girl writing in class
School girl writing in class

Critical Race Theory: Intriguing, But Wrong for K-12 Education

Critical Race Theory (CRT), a relatively young legal theory that has been circulating in legal academic circles since the 1980s, suddenly burst on the scene of public consciousness in the past year. It continues to be a topic of controversy due to its being advocated for inclusion in K-12 instruction. Read More ›
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Kid with school backpack look on schoolyard towards an open entrance or exit door. Schools and preschools remain locked for children during lockdown, coronavirus pandemic and second wave of covid-19.
Kid with school backpack look on schoolyard towards an open entrance or exit door. Schools and preschools remain locked for children during lockdown, coronavirus pandemic and second wave of covid-19.

Despite the Known Harm, Schools Shutdown Yet Again

At least 5,506 schools opted not to provide in-person learning when schools resumed the week of January 3. With closures primarily occurring in large urban districts, the number of students and families negatively impacted by this latest disruption to education is enormous. Read More ›
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Asian tourist man walking on the old and broken wood bridge
Asian tourist man walking on the old and broken wood bridge

What Will It Take to Put U.S. K-12 Education on a Better Path?

Parents want the student learning loss remedied. They are no longer satisfied with the ineffective one-size-fits-all approach. What will it take to make up for the learning loss and set the United States’ K-12 education system on a better trajectory? Read More ›
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Back to school with masks

Dealing with the School Staff Shortage

The school staff shortages and well-being crisis of both teachers and students can be traced to the leftwing priorities and policies of the teacher unions and politicians who run these cities. Read More ›
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classroom of a daycare center without children and teacher
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Word to the ‘Wise’: Progressives Forget that Parents are in Charge of Kids’ Education

A growing number of parents are pushing back on public school teachings they consider harmful to their children. They’ve raised a collective voice against divisive approaches like Critical Race Theory, radical gender policies, and the injection of woke ideology into almost every school subject. And they’re making a difference. Read More ›
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Educational Freedom (Part 2): Reducing Government Control

The corrupting power of government is an issue too seldomly discussed in the context of public education. A corrupt government will use its control of the education of its future adult citizens for its own political ends at the expense of the best interests of its people. Read More ›
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Washington State Capitol Building
Washington State Capitol Building

Misguided Mandate Will Cost Washington State

Get vaccinated or get fired. This was the ultimatum issued by Washington State Governor Jay Inslee in August that took effect on October 18, impacting thousands of the state’s public servants and community heroes — doctors, nurses, firefighters, police officers, schoolteachers, and beyond. Read More ›
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Fishing boat capsized in Thailand.

The Ultimate Mission Drift

Operating at odds with its stated mission, the United States Department of Education is failing our children on every major front. Students aren’t receiving equal access to quality schools or a learning experience characterized by educational excellence. Read More ›
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Medieval battle scene with cavalry and infantry. Silhouettes of figures as separate objects, fight between warriors on dark toned foggy background with medieval castle.

Two Visions for America at Hostile Odds

Parents are witnessing their children being bred in extreme far-left radical ideologies, starting as young as age five, against their parental authority and at the expense of academic education. Read More ›