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Two student reading textbook for test together in library.
Two student reading textbook for test together in library.

The Need for Classical Education Beyond Charter Schools

A classical education, particularly within the context of charter schools, is the remedy for the failure of our current K-12 education system to produce well-rounded, well-educated individuals who exhibit true moral virtue and respect for others. Read More ›
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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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Piggy bank with graduation hat and jar with money for education on table. Tuition fees concept
Piggy bank with graduation hat and jar with money for education on table. Tuition fees concept

Who Wants Higher Tuition?

President Joe Biden and Democrats want to lower the cost of higher education by increasing Pell Grants and forgiving student debt. Biden wants to forgive $10,000 per student. Progressives want to up the ante to $50,000 per individual. Here’s a novel idea: Maybe the better way to cut the cost of college is to cut the cost of college. Read More ›
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What We Do: Transforming Our Schools

Here at the Discovery Institute’s, American Center for Transforming Education (ACTE) we focus on system change rather than focusing on improving the present system.  We do that because, for decades we have tried dozens, if not hundreds, of reform ideas without any material improvement in student outcomes. We have also tried to improve schools by dramatically increasing the amount of money we spend on education.   Again, the results have not been forthcoming.  Basically, we have learned that reforming a failed system yields a reformed failed system.  We have also learned that putting more money into a failed system simply gives you a more expensive failed system.      The current system is obsolete and no matter how much we tweak it Read More ›