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Young male student sitting in the classroom
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Underfunded & Understaffed — The Reoccurring Themes of K-12 Public Education

No regard is given to the poor management of personnel nor the bloated school district bureaucracy and staff rosters. Schools operate an overstaffing model, ignoring enrollment downturns because it positions them well to claim the education system is underfunded, which pulls on the heartstrings of lawmakers and voters. 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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Portrait of caring father doing homework with two little girls at home, copy space
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Why Homeschooling is Growing

The homeschooling highs aren’t just the rapidly growing number of families opting to have their children learn from home. It also entail students’ and parents’ great satisfaction with their selected education avenue. 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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money printing process concept illustration
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More Money Can’t Solve the K-12 Education Crisis

Money can’t buy happiness. Nor can pumping excessive money into our K-12 public education system buy student achievement. But people will still try, and when it doesn’t produce the desired outcome, they will try again, setting the threshold of required money higher than before. And, so the insane cycle repeats itself — again and again and again. Read More ›
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Cañón del Sumidero, Mexico
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The Chasm Spanning Public and Private Schools Continues in a COVID-19 Era

There was a stark difference between public and private schools in how they handled the launch of the school year in mid-August to early September as a response to COVID-19. The situation is no different as 2020 comes to a close. Half of all U.S. public schools are closed either entirely or partially, as opposed to private schools who scrambled last summer to open on day one of their scheduled school year and have remained in full operation since. Read More ›
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Smiling african american teacher and schoolchildren with arms up in classroom
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The Teacher Pay Debate (Part 3): Implementing Incentives

The U.S. can't afford to continue to increase teacher pay in accordance with an ineffective, outdated compensation model. It's time to financially incentivize teachers who are high-performing, willing to work twelve months, and serve in high demand areas and subjects. Read More ›
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Elementary School Classroom: Enthusiastic Teacher Holding Tablet Computer Explains to a Brilliant Young Children How Wind Turbines Work. Kids Learning about Eco-Friendly Forms of Renewable Energy
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Differentiated Instruction — Easier Than Most Teachers Realize

When asked by administrators to differentiate instruction within their classrooms, teachers typically feel overwhelmed at what they believe to be a daunting, if not an impossible, task. However, differentiated instruction may not be as difficult as most think. Read More ›