Education Policy

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Female Teacher With Two Elementary School Pupils Wearing Uniform Using Digital Tablet At Desk
Female Teacher With Two Elementary School Pupils Wearing Uniform Using Digital Tablet At Desk

Charters Are Solid Alternatives to Traditional Public Schools

House Bills 1591 and 1962 would address the two major weaknesses in Washington’s charter school laws. If passed, more charter schools could be created, and charter public schools would receive funding equal to traditional public schools. Read More ›
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Asian tourist man walking on the old and broken wood bridge
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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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New 2021 growth and development prospects.
New 2021 growth and development prospects.

Empowering Parents & Students

This was a year of growth for the American Center for Transforming Education as we significantly increased our network and expanded our influence. Read More ›
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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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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 ›