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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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Teacher With Male Elementary School Pupil With Problem
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School Choice Can Catch Students Back Up

The recent release of the 2022 National Assessment of Educational Progress exam score reveals the largest decline since the assessment was launched in 1990. The depth of the crisis is greater than many in the education establishment want to acknowledge. Read More ›
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Group of young pupils of elementary school using virtual reality glasses during computer coding class.
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A Case for Disrupting K-12 Education in the U.S.

As other states follow Arizona’s lead in providing families with educational freedom, the market for edupreneurship will continue to grow. Now is the time for creative, innovative business minds with a passion and a vision for the future of education to step into this emerging arena. 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 New Norm in K-12 Public Schools

Student motivation has plummeted. Graduation rates have backslid. Absenteeism has skyrocketed. Student misbehavior is commonplace. Violence on campuses has soared. In short, student well-being is at crisis low levels. And canceled school days due to teacher mental health days and staff shortages are becoming commonplace. 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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Kid with school backpack look on schoolyard towards an open entrance or exit door. Schools and preschools remain locked for children during lockdown, coronavirus pandemic and second wave of covid-19.
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Despite the Known Harm, Schools Shutdown Yet Again

At least 5,506 schools opted not to provide in-person learning when schools resumed the week of January 3. With closures primarily occurring in large urban districts, the number of students and families negatively impacted by this latest disruption to education is enormous. 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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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 ›