public schools

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Young parents with their daughter holding American flag in countryside at sunset. Independence Day celebration
Young parents with their daughter holding American flag in countryside at sunset. Independence Day celebration

Families Want Educational Freedom

Families with children in public schools are restricted to a specifically assigned school based on home address — even if another public school is a better fit. Removing that artificial barrier in order that there are “no more lines” in public education should be a priority. Read More ›
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Schoolboy crying in the yard of the school
Schoolboy crying in the yard of the school

Our Public School System Is Set Up To Fail — and It’s Succeeding

The recent report by the National Assessment of Educational Progress, sometimes referred to as the nation’s report card, is a devastating assessment of the condition of our nation’s schools. In short, there has been virtually no educational progress with our nation’s children in more than 30 years – and urban districts are the worst performers.  Read More ›
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Sad boy front of a school bus. Child School concept. Education. Home education.
Sad boy front of a school bus. Child School concept. Education. Home education.

Bring School Choice to the Public System

Despite this tremendous progress in empowering a growing number of parents with the freedom to move their children outside of the public education system, expanding options within public education often remains extremely limited. Read More ›
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sad girl sitting and  thinking in the classroom
sad girl sitting and thinking in the classroom

Parents Must Call for Reforms to K-12 Education

What happens when parents get involved in their children's education? Looking back we see a rich history of caring engagement and the accompanying benefits it brought to Washington State. But as the decades passed, parental input became less welcome in K-12 public education. Read More ›
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Dad accompanies or picks up children from school. Beginning of the school year, students go back to school
Dad accompanies or picks up children from school. Beginning of the school year, students go back to school

Give Parents Back Their Rights

House Republicans introduced the Parents Bill of Rights Act to ensure the rights of parents are honored and protected in public schools. The bill establishes that parents have the right to know what is being taught, to be heard, to see the school budget and spending, to protect their child's privacy, and to be updated on any violent activity at schools. Read More ›
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Classrooms Gone Woke & Wild

Student misbehavior, disrespect, and violence have become standard features of traditional public schools. Instead of firm consequences, woke ideology under the guise of “restorative justice” produces wild and dangerous classrooms. Read More ›
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Olympia, Washington, USA State Capitol
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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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Arizona flag and Iowa flag States of America waving with texture sky Cloud and sunset double flag
Arizona flag and Iowa flag States of America waving with texture sky Cloud and sunset double flag

These Two States Now Have Universal School Choice — And Yours Could Be Next

Iowa became the second state in the country to pass universal school choice, directly providing families with funds to support their children’s education. Arizona was the trendsetter for this new wave of educational freedom after Governor Doug Ducey signed universal school choice into law on July 7, 2022. Read More ›
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Patriotic man, woman, and child waving American flags in the air.
Patriotic man, woman, and child waving American flags in the air.

We Must Build on Educational Freedom Election Wins

The highly anticipated "red wave" didn’t materialize in the midterm elections. Despite that disappointment, however, there were valuable victories for educational freedom. Credit is due to the parents who spoke out against school closures and political indoctrination taking precedence over academic learning. Read More ›