Congress can take two major steps to encourage school choice in lieu of this ineffective 529 expansion: dramatically cut its meddling in education, and dramatically increase the federal child tax credit.
School choice hasn’t been tried and found wanting. It’s been found politically difficult and not really tried.
It looks like this is as close to an apology or admission of failure as we’re going to get, folks. Sorry about that $4 trillion and mangled years of education for American K-12 kids and teachers.
Two of Colorado’s largest school districts are engaging in very public fights over the future of K-12 education. Their outcomes will affect families across the country.
Complaints about testing are a direct consequence of three decades of Republican-driven emphasis on using tests as a centralized mechanism for controlling schools.
Since the high-performing East Asia region is dominated by people with Chinese-style education, does this mean that’s superior to American schools?
Public schools are sitting ducks for teaching transgender dogma. What rights, if any, do parents and their children retain to reject this while remaining in public-school classrooms?
If we’re relying on parents to put the ‘common good’ above what they perceive as their child getting a better education, how far do you expect us to get?
With these news stories, parents understandably wonder how they can protect their children from being taught that boys can become girls, or punished for using biologically correct pronouns.
Across the nation and even across highly ‘military’ populated states, military children face variable academic requirements, systems, and learning styles.
Test-prep culture preys on the anxieties of parents who have been inundated with the message that every parenting decision can have long-lasting effects on their children.
For two or three days per week, students come together to a building, attend classes with regular teachers, and have classmates. The rest of the week, the students work on their own at home.
Parents are finding fewer and fewer ways to protect their children from being used as guinea pigs inside an experiment constructed by unelected bureaucrats.
Katherine Stewart’s argument is lazy. It’s generalized, misinformed, and reads much like a carnival barker shouting down the looming threat of theocracy, theocracy, theocracy.
Increasingly, it seems that choice students may undergo a performance drop upon initially entering the program, but a performance gain from continued exposure.
Honestly, competence, adequacy, and good enough ought to be satisfying enough goals for most students in most subject areas.
A House exchange attacking religious Americans accidentally highlighted the wisdom in Betsy DeVos’s apparent decision this week to refrain from anouncing a federal ‘choice’ program.
The riveting new documentary ‘In the Name of Confucius’ examines China’s controversial practice of planting outposts at more than 1,100 universities and K-12 schools across the world.
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