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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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Boat capsized
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The Ultimate Mission Drift

Operating at odds with its stated mission, the United States Department of Education is failing our children on every major front. Students aren’t receiving equal access to quality schools or a learning experience characterized by educational excellence. 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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3D Illustration Roboter als Arbeitskraft in der Logistik
3D Illustration Roboter als Arbeitskraft in der Logistik

K-12 Schools are Not Preparing Students for the Workforce

The U.S. is on a perilous path, with global leadership in jeopardy by continuing to inadequately prepare students with the skills and knowledge needed for success in the increasingly competitive future workforce. Without a change of course, the current K-12 education crisis will result in a diminished quality of life for American society as a whole. Read More ›
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School books on desk
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It’s Time to Rethink School

A society is measured by the degree to which it loves, nurtures, and educates its children. Today, we are failing at all three. It's time to rethink school. Read More ›
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President Joe Biden walks along the Colonnade Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, to the Oval Office of the White House.
Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz

$130 Billion & First 100 Days

President Biden promised to reopen K-12 public schools within his first 100 days in office. His current proposal entails $130 billion of funding toward this end. Will the teacher unions determine this massive funding sufficient and get their teachers back on campus and in classrooms? Read More ›
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White House
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President Trump Issues Executive Order Expanding Educational Opportunity

President Trump’s December 28 executive order expands educational opportunity by providing emergency learning scholarships to disadvantaged K-12 students to access in-person learning. These grants meet an urgent need among low-income, special needs, and minority students who have been disproportionately affected by school closures. 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 ›