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Mom and her daughter, a schoolgirl, are on the doorstep
Mom and her daughter, a schoolgirl, are on the doorstep

It’s Time for Parents to Reclaim Authority Over Their Children

McAuliffe’s candor about his desire to keep parental influence out of the classroom during a September 29 debate against Glenn Youngkin set parents on fire, and likely cost him the election. But more broadly, it symbolized the struggle over who should have authority over children — parents or the government and teacher unions. 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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Businessmen and businesswoman using tablet in office
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Educational Freedom (Part 3): Education Entrepreneurs

America, a world leader in free enterprise, maintains an educational system that more closely resembles that of communist countries. The irony is significant. American businesses were built by entrepreneurs of vision, creativity, innovation, and persistence. Read More ›
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Group of young kids carrying banners
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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 Ferry Olympic Mountains Edmonds
Washington State Ferry Olympic Mountains Edmonds

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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Group graduate.University graduates line up hold degree award in graduation ceremony rear view
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K-12 Redesign: Graduation Requirements

Today’s high school graduation requirements remain based on a seat-time measurement implemented in 1904. While our world has drastically changed over the past hundred and seventeen years, our K-12 schools maintain an antiquated approach to measuring student achievement. Read More ›
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Boat capsized
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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.
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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 ›
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Change of job, unemployment, resigned concept.
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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 ›