It is clear that some school districts, even equipped with funding from Congress, will struggle to host in-person learning for a while longer.
California’s largest teachers union is demanding that the Los Angeles Unified School District grant educators subsidized child care before they resume in-person teaching.
It was only a matter of time before the government would enlist teachers to work in the migrant shelters sprouting up due to the crisis at the border.
For a state that couldn’t pass a modest measure on Education Savings Accounts just two years ago, it’s a breathtaking turnaround. What changed?
It is impossible to simultaneously lower standards and raise performance. The people who believe merit is racist will leave this generation ill-equipped to interpret and deal with the complexities of life.
As an adult who teaches, I got to choose an open school. Union politics have now barred millions of families from a similar privilege.
Ironically, even though it is an inferior choice in itself, virtual learning might positively affect public schooling.
The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank implied teachers are dying at higher rates than other occupations, but failed to cite any data backing up that claim.
A policy proposed by the Loudoun County School Board would keep teachers from challenging the board’s positions on racial equity and sexual orientation, even in teachers’ private lives.
For the first time, I heard my mom say she no longer wants to be a teacher. This past weekend, only a week into teaching, she told me that if she could, she would quit right then.
Even as amended, California’s gig worker stranglehold is a jobs-killing monstrosity that’s hurting not only adults but children, too.
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris appeared at a campaign rally where up to several hundred people awaited them at a school closed to students for two more months.
School administrators ‘have concerns that [private tutoring pods] may widen the gap in educational access and equity for all students,’ a memo from Fairfax County schools said.
If schools don’t open their doors and refuse online learning, it would be not only silly but outright unjust to send checks to shuttered doors over struggling families.
Teachers’ unions have long incentivized all the wrong things in education, but demanding teachers be paid to do virtually nothing is a new low.
In a crisis, flexibility is king, especially for those in the classroom. But union bureaucracy makes it impossible to innovate.
Using claims of discrimination as a wedge in the door for government bureaucrats would end religious education and the religious rights of parents to educate their children according to the dictates of their faith.
Because of its self-contained deductive nature, math is as antiracist as any field of study can be. If anything, math offers an escape from oppression; it never facilitates it.
The Supreme Court will rule on the scope of the ‘ministerial exception’ and whether the government has to power to pick religious schools’ teachers.
The progress of Western civilization is a direct result of its openness to self-criticism and its confidence that our aspirational principles are right and just.
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