If this test is an early indicator of fourth grade declines, U.S. schools will have increased per-pupil spending 400 percent since the 1970s to no achievement gains.
School choice hasn’t been tried and found wanting. It’s been found politically difficult and not really tried.
A Mississippi school district is going after Harper Lee’s classic work, contending that its difficult themes will make students too uncomfortable.
Just like Melbourne cabbies, school choice opponents can cause all the irresponsible gridlock they want, but in the end they can’t halt progress.
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?
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.
This isn’t about self-discipline or ‘just concentrating.’ Schools aren’t teaching kids according to their developmental needs.
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.
Particularly in America’s rural areas and small towns, student performance is often as bad as it is in urban centers.
The more levels of government that interfere with a school, the more waste, fraud, and abuse its leaders can get away with because it’s not clear who is responsible for what.
You may think you have time because your children haven’t asked about sex yet. But you’re wrong. Your kids are asking questions—they’re just not asking you.
The Trump administration can better its odds of ending the monopolies at the root of widespread public dissatisfaction with schools and their indoctrination of American kids.
Actress Selena Gomez, the 24-year-old producer of Netflix’s teen suicide drama “13 Reasons Why,” responds to reports that her popular series has boosted the harmful behavior it aims to curb.
As you know, back in 2018 the voters of Iowa decided to make summer camp compulsory—and for good reason.
For the first time since his election, President Trump has reiterated his opposition to Common Core. And his education secretary is starting to sound promising notes.
In our fallen world, asking questions is how one truly learns, seeks truth, and finds wisdom. Yet in most schools, the questions in students’ souls are ignored or formalized into lifelessness.
My feminist problematic buzzer just went nuts. I know, it’s always doing that, but this time the alarms are extra-loud.
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