K-12

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Outdoor portrait of a cute young black little girl reading a boo
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The Homeschool Awakening Coming to Theaters

Kirk Cameron’s The Homeschool Awakening is coming to theaters nationwide on June 13 and 14. Revealing the freedom and fun many families experience through home education, the film takes the audience on an engaging and inspiring journey with parents overcoming doubts about homeschooling to create a new vision for what education can and should be. Read More ›
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President Joe Biden walks along the Colonnade of the White House Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, en route to the Oval Office. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Biden Undermines Parents in Remarks to Teachers

Do kids in America’s classrooms belong to the teachers? President Joe Biden seems to think so. In remarks to teachers this week at a White House event honoring national and state teachers of the year, Biden told educators that their students “are not somebody else’s children. Read More ›
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Will Disney go the way of CNN+?

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed legislation that will eliminate Disney’s special tax-district status in what the New York Times described as “brazen retaliation” after the theme-park corporation came out against a Florida bill which critics have branded by critics the “Don’t Say Gay” bill. 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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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 ›