K-12

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School girl writing in class

Critical Race Theory: Intriguing, But Wrong for K-12 Education

Critical Race Theory (CRT), a relatively young legal theory that has been circulating in legal academic circles since the 1980s, suddenly burst on the scene of public consciousness in the past year. It continues to be a topic of controversy due to its being advocated for inclusion in K-12 instruction. Read More ›
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classroom of a daycare center without children and teacher
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Word to the ‘Wise’: Progressives Forget that Parents are in Charge of Kids’ Education

A growing number of parents are pushing back on public school teachings they consider harmful to their children. They’ve raised a collective voice against divisive approaches like Critical Race Theory, radical gender policies, and the injection of woke ideology into almost every school subject. And they’re making a difference. Read More ›
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Change of job, unemployment, resigned concept.
Change of job, unemployment, resigned concept.

It’s Not Only Students Taking Flight from Public Schools

Over one and a half million students fled public K-12 schools this fall. The sharp decline in student enrollment has not been the only blow to public schools. Employee shortages in schools abound in all 50 states. Read More ›
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Sad mixed-race teenager sitting on sidewalk, relationship problems, awkward age
Sad mixed-race teenager sitting on sidewalk, relationship problems, awkward age

The Rise in Black Unemployment Is about More Than Race

AFL-CIO chief economist William Spriggs argued that the primary cause for disappointing black employment numbers is discrimination. While there may be some correlation, the primary factor inhibiting black economic attainment is the failure of urban public schools to adequately prepare students for post-secondary education. Read More ›
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Senior professor teaching calculus
Senior professor teaching calculus

Rethinking Teacher Certification to Employ K–12 Adjunct Teachers

Current teacher certification laws create a rigid and deficient process for selecting and employing teachers. Reforming teacher certification laws would provide districts with more flexibility in how they hire teachers, including employing adjunct teachers for K–12 classrooms. Read More ›
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Bored Female Teenage Pupil In Classroom

Dumbing Down K-12 Education

While 25 other nations outperform U.S. K-12 public school students academically, we tout data that ranks our students against other American students. States boast about outperforming other states. Districts flaunt two percent gains in graduation rates. Read More ›
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Portrait of focused schoolgirl wearing protective face mask working at lesson in classroom, writing exercise
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The Truth About School Mask Mandates

Past generations of healthy, young Americans willingly risked their lives for our freedom. Today many people are willingly succumbing to government dictates that control their basic everyday decisions through stay-at-home orders, mask mandates, limited religious gatherings, and most recently through forced vaccinations. Read More ›
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Elementary School Science Teacher Uses Interactive Digital Whiteboard to Show Classroom Full of Children how Software Programming works for Robotics. Science Class, Curious Kids Listening Attentively
Elementary School Science Teacher Uses Interactive Digital Whiteboard to Show Classroom Full of Children how Software Programming works for Robotics. Science Class, Curious Kids Listening Attentively

Competition Is Good for Customers, but Would it Benefit Schools?

Competition benefits consumers and is viewed as advantageous to them within the marketplace. However, when it comes to K-12 education in our country, competition is the outlier. Read More ›
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Beautiful toddler sitting on the floor playing with building blocks toy at kindergarten

With Biden It’s a Free-for-All, Preschool Included

Falling within his $1.8 trillion American Families Plans, the President is attempting to push a policy of government-provided preschool for all three- and four-year-old children. Read More ›