Teaching

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happy family with the flag of america USA at sunset outdoors

The Battle for the American Mind

The progressive ideologies dominating public education classrooms — with increasing measure — are producing young people beholden to the worldview of their schooling. And in many cases at odds with the values their parents try to instill. Read More ›
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primary school science experiment
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Rethinking Teacher Pay to Recruit Subject Matter Experts

Subject matter expertise is particularly valuable for teachers in technical subjects such as science and math. Unfortunately, these technical subjects are also where teacher shortages are greatest. Read More ›
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classroom of a daycare center without children and teacher
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Move Over DEI, Here Comes the J for ‘Justice’ in Race-Based Grading Policy

A new letter — “J,” for “justice” — has apparently been added to the “DEI” — “diversity, equity, and inclusion” — mantra. And, as with most progressive ideas, it will lead to the exact opposite of what it claims to promote. Read More ›
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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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Senior professor teaching calculus
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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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Cañón del Sumidero, Mexico
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The Chasm Spanning Public and Private Schools Continues in a COVID-19 Era

There was a stark difference between public and private schools in how they handled the launch of the school year in mid-August to early September as a response to COVID-19. The situation is no different as 2020 comes to a close. Half of all U.S. public schools are closed either entirely or partially, as opposed to private schools who scrambled last summer to open on day one of their scheduled school year and have remained in full operation since. Read More ›
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Smiling african american teacher and schoolchildren with arms up in classroom
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The Teacher Pay Debate (Part 3): Implementing Incentives

The U.S. can't afford to continue to increase teacher pay in accordance with an ineffective, outdated compensation model. It's time to financially incentivize teachers who are high-performing, willing to work twelve months, and serve in high demand areas and subjects. Read More ›
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The Teacher Pay Debate (Part 2): Examining Teacher Pay

Before jumping on the increase-teacher-pay bandwagon, several factors influencing teacher pay need to be understood. These include the seniority-based salary calculation system, the nine-month work year, and the higher demand for expertise in technical subjects. Read More ›
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The Teacher Pay Debate (Part 1): Why the Debate?

How can we pay teachers more? The premise of the question is teachers are not adequately paid, a frequently heard argument. But what is the reality? Read More ›