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A long line of students walking down a hallway. Digital image. Back to school concept illustration.
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How School Indoctrination Is Sabotaging the U.S. Economy

The U.S. economy is headed in the wrong direction. Gross government overreach is regulating private companies out of business. Inflation is hitting Americans from all angles. It is no surprise that economic confidence is dismal at best. Read More ›
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Children running outside school
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More Public Charter Schools Are Needed Nationwide

Parents, children, and supporters of school choice have cause to celebrate this National Charter Schools Week. Charter schools earned the top two spots on a list of the best high schools in America. Yet these tuition-free public schools open to all students are far too few nationwide. Read More ›
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It is an open doors day in a school. We see a big queue of adults and children near to a school. Children and their parents – all together welcome to school!
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Parental Pursuit of School Choice Is Skyrocketing

It is National School Choice Week, and parental demand for educational options for their children is surging. A January parent survey revealed that 72% of parents “considered new schools for their children last year–a 35% increase over 2022.” Sixty-three percent searched for a new school, and 44% chose one. Read More ›
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Tired upset mature gray-haired Asian, business woman, manager or teacher, takes a break from online work, massages her head with her hand, has a headache, sits at the table, took off glasses,need rest
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School Leaders Can Mitigate the Teacher Hiring Crisis

The teacher-hiring crisis is far from over. High teacher-turnover rates are outpacing the sharp decline in student enrollment numbers in K-12 public schools. Read More ›
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Seattle skyline panorama at sunset, Washington, USA
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School Choice Good for Kids & for Public Schools

When it comes to innovation and advancements, Washington State has historically been a national leader. Yet the state has been painfully slow to implement change in an area where it's most critically needed — improving our K-12 education system. Read More ›
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No Incentive to Provide Quality Service or Produce Results

One of the biggest differences between public and private K-12 schools is the incentives. Private schools are motivated to satisfy their customers, parents, and families — be responsive or risk losing them. Read More ›
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Female Teacher With Two Elementary School Pupils Wearing Uniform Using Digital Tablet At Desk
Female Teacher With Two Elementary School Pupils Wearing Uniform Using Digital Tablet At Desk

Charters Are Solid Alternatives to Traditional Public Schools

House Bills 1591 and 1962 would address the two major weaknesses in Washington’s charter school laws. If passed, more charter schools could be created, and charter public schools would receive funding equal to traditional public schools. Read More ›
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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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american football players are ready to start
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If Students Are on Field They Can Be Back in Class

A return to full-time in-person classroom learning has been deemed unsafe for middle and high school students by teacher unions throughout Washington State while contact sports, for these same students and their coaches, have resumed. Read More ›