American Federation of Teachers

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How School Indoctrination Is Sabotaging the U.S. Economy

The U.S. economy is headed in the wrong direction. Gross government overreach is regulating private companies out of business. Inflation is hitting Americans from all angles. It is no surprise that economic confidence is dismal at best. Read More ›
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College Campus Protests Are a Byproduct of K-12 Education

Tent encampments, violent protests, and defiant students are taking over the campuses of many of America’s most prestigious higher education institutions. In some cases, Jewish students have been forced to leave mid-semester, classes have been canceled or moved to remote only, and buildings have been barricaded by pro-Palestinian protesters. Read More ›
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It is an open doors day in a school. We see a big queue of adults and children near to a school. Children and their parents – all together welcome to school!
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Parental Pursuit of School Choice Is Skyrocketing

It is National School Choice Week, and parental demand for educational options for their children is surging. A January parent survey revealed that 72% of parents “considered new schools for their children last year–a 35% increase over 2022.” Sixty-three percent searched for a new school, and 44% chose one. Read More ›
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School Choice Is Better for Democracy Than Government Schooling

As state after state embraces policies that empower parents with more options in K-12 education, opponents of school choice are claiming that it is a “threat to democracy.” But if anything, school choice is better for democracy than government-run schooling. Read More ›
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Crowd of people at a protest rally in America against the current government with their hands in the air, view from the back, peaceful march of the country's for freedom and democracy. Generative AI
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Teachers Unions Pretend to Promote Freedom

With the hashtag “#TeachTruth,” the National Education Association demanded the “freedom to teach” and the “freedom to learn” at their annual Representative Assembly earlier this month. It is laughable that the representatives and leaders of the world’s largest teachers union are masquerading as champions of freedom. Read More ›
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A group of students screaming and protesting during a strike, standing up for their rights
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Union Leaders & Bureaucrats Have Long Ignored Parents’ Concerns

With families wanting other options than the traditional public school and with the passage of school choice bills, the K-12 education market is experiencing a much-needed shake up. Parents are now seeing themselves as consumers of K-12 education for their children. Read More ›
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Constraints on Educational Freedom Have Dems Fleeing the Party

White suburban women, who comprise roughly 20% of the electorate, have swung right. Concerns about skyrocketing costs and crime have been top of mind for these women, and for the moms and grandmothers of this population segment, education has been a key driver of their party affiliation change. Read More ›
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Teaching dumb students. Teacher mature man. Fed up. Man desperate teacher in classroom. No hope for better. Tired and exhausted. Difficult work. Emotional burnout. Teacher give up. Hate his job
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Teachers’ Unions’ Blame Game

American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten was instrumental in keeping kids locked out of in-person schooling as she mercilessly pushed the union’s self-serving political agenda. Now she uses the dire situation she helped create as the excuse for the teacher-shortage crisis. Read More ›
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The Radical Reshaping of K-12 Public Education (Part 2): Civics & History

The indoctrination of our future electorate, instead of presenting historical facts and fostering higher-order thinking skills in students (analysis, synthesis, etc.), is producing generations who will blindly support ideologies they have yet to evaluate for themselves based on fact. Read More ›
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Two classmates with face masks sharing hand sanitizer in the classroom.
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A Win for Private Schools

In a surprising move, Democrat Senate Majority Leader, Chuck Schumer, advocated for private schools to receive $2.75 billion as part of the American Rescue Plan. Schumer, motivated by the powerful New York City Orthodox Jewish Community lobby, immediately came under attack by fellow Democrats, teacher unions, and public school associations. Read More ›