Curriculum

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Back to school. Cute asian pupil girl with backpack holding her mother hand and going to school in vintage color tone
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Challenging the Educational Establishment

Private schools view parents as their customers. But, as a whole, public schools operate as if parents are an unwanted intrusion into their ability to deliver education. Read More ›
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School girl writing in class
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Critical Race Theory: Intriguing, But Wrong for K-12 Education

CRT is a movement of admitted far-left scholars who wish to challenge power structures represented in the American legal culture and society with respect to “the rule of law” and “equal protection.” Their belief is that whereas our laws are ostensibly “neutral” and “objective,” they are neither — and never could have been objective in the first place because of the racial dynamic that has been exercised legally and ideologically over the course of American history. 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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Orange County Seeks to Slip Critical Race Theory into Ethnic Studies Curriculum

My greatest worry is a California public school system that promotes a divisive ideology discouraging black and brown children from aiming high, and further fails to educate them to give them a fighting chance to be successful regardless of the obstacles they may face in life. Read More ›
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Close-up of hand inserting a key to the door

Equity Concerns for Education Access During COVID-19 Closures

Clearly, closing school doors can bring both positive and negative results.  The obvious positive: closing may slow the peak of the spreading virus.  However, the CDC reports that 19-year-olds and younger appear to have milder COVID-19 illness, with almost no hospitalizations or deaths reported to date in the United States in this age group. However, the fear is that they can still carry and spread the virus. On the flip side, for a large number of children, the best place for them to be is actually in school. Many parents remain working, and some children may lack access to educational materials or even meals at home.  And what is to limit children from contacting others when they’re away from school? Read More ›

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The girl is holding outside and is about to throw an apple core out of the open car window. Bottom view, against the background of blurry trees and sky, summer day. Close up
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Idaho is Right to Abandon the Common Core

Idaho has recognized that Common Core has not improved schools. Wayne Hoffman, executive director of the Idaho Freedom Foundation recently stated, “The days of Common Core in our public schools appear to finally be numbered.” This comes after a joint letter from the House and Senate education committees to the Governor and the two education agencies in the state, in which legislators are urging for new standards. Standards will not improve schools any more than a budget will improve a business. Neither will change how the organization performs. But they can be tools to assess effectiveness. ACTE Program Chair Don Nielsen argues, “Unfortunately, many believe our schools will improve with more rigorous standards and that was one of the drivers Read More ›

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Close-up of signing declaration of independence on two dollar banknote. United States, macro
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Our Way of Life is Worth Preserving

Tradition is under attack in America’s educational system. Dissolving the connections with our history will break society. Edmund Burke argues in Reflections on the Revolution in France that “Men… [are] becom[ing] little better than the flies of a summer,” each generation vanishing and giving nothing but the simple fact of their life on to the next. There are unfortunate, but not surprising, similarities between the French Revolution and the current battleground of education in the United States. Much like the French civilization in the 18th century, we have become deluded with a belief that the only way to change is to abolish what we have come to know. Burke’s commentary is equally fitting for our time as his, when he Read More ›