K-12 education

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Teacher reading book to elementary school children in class
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What do Critical Race Theorists Think of the Current State of K-12 Education?

What critical race theorist Derrick Bell saw as the primary barrier to equal education, which will be surprising to many, is teacher unions and others who have vested interests in maintaining the status quo of public education. Bell was a proponent of charter schools, tuition voucher programs, and independent schools. 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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Boy student having a video call with his classmates
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The Deterioration of K-12 Education in America

Recruiting and retaining excellent teachers is hindered by a system that rewards tenure instead of performance. Despite the extreme measures of teachers’ unions to promote teacher working conditions and compensation, research reveals that right-to-work laws positively improve worker well-being. Read More ›
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sad kid with medical mask and backpack
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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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classroom of a daycare center without children and teacher
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Don’t Go to the Head of the Class

If there’s one group the education establishment wants to stop, it is parents, many of them Asians, who push their students to excel. Read More ›
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Depressed black teenager thinking family problem, young age disappointment
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Affirmative Action is a Symptom of Our Failing K-12 Education System

However well-meaning, affirmative action is not the answer. It fails to address the root causes of educational performance disparities, creates an atmosphere of unequal opportunity and protection, and can even have negative effects on the very students who are meant to reap its benefits. We should instead come together and focus our efforts on reforming and redesigning K-12 education. Read More ›