It would be very tempting to dismiss this as a fluke, as something that’s not happening in your local schools or state, some crazy thing that only affects other people and other people’s kids.
A large chunk of teachers appears to have no interest in educating themselves about spending, but seem instead content to parrot false union talking points.
The real difference the large suburban school brings about is a general flattening of the culture. Everything that gives an individual a community becomes superficial.
Trying to understand Western civilization without reading the Bible is like trying to understand American history without reading the Constitution. It won’t work.
Linda Brown’s life is a shining example of how one person with determination and tenacity can have an enormous effect on history. But the fight for education access continues.
Four decades of mental carnage inflicted on especially vulnerable children need to end now. It’s time to disband Washington DC public schools before the system can destroy yet another generation.
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.
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