COVID-19

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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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Chicago Teachers Are Teacher’s Pets

Tuesday, 73 percent of Chicago teachers voted to compel their school district to ditch classroom instruction in favor of remote learning because of COVID-19. Read More ›
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Young girl with concerned look in eyes stands in front of row of school buses wearing a mask to protect her from pandemic while riding Public transportation
Young girl with concerned look in eyes stands in front of row of school buses wearing a mask to protect her from pandemic while riding Public transportation

Dealing With the School Staff Shortage

The school staff shortages and well-being crisis of both teachers and students can be traced to the leftwing priorities and policies of the teacher unions and politicians who run these cities. 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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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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Change of job, unemployment, resigned concept.
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It’s Not Only Students Taking Flight From Public Schools

Over one and a half million students fled public K-12 schools this fall. The sharp decline in student enrollment has not been the only blow to public schools. Employee shortages in schools abound in all 50 states. Read More ›
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Pre teen boys at school
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Public School Tactics Feed Private School Enrollment

After enrollment declining significantly nationwide over the past few decades due to rising tuition prices and economic recession periods, private schools are currently experiencing a season of unanticipated growth. 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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Bored Female Teenage Pupil In Classroom
Bored Female Teenage Pupil In Classroom

Dumbing Down K-12 Education

While 25 other nations outperform U.S. K-12 public school students academically, we tout data that ranks our students against other American students. States boast about outperforming other states. Districts flaunt two percent gains in graduation rates. Read More ›
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Portrait of focused schoolgirl wearing protective face mask working at lesson in classroom, writing exercise
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The Truth About School Mask Mandates

Past generations of healthy, young Americans willingly risked their lives for our freedom. Today many people are willingly succumbing to government dictates that control their basic everyday decisions through stay-at-home orders, mask mandates, limited religious gatherings, and most recently through forced vaccinations. Read More ›