John Ransom

John Ransom is a Lion contributor and a national political writer and editor whose work has appeared in The Epoch Times, at Townhall.com, Newsmax, the Daily Caller and IBT.

Legislation
South Carolina Senate passes expanded school choice ESA program

The South Carolina Senate approved a bill this week granting 15,000 students access to education savings accounts (ESAs). “There will be children whose lives will be changed for… Read More

February 2, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Minnesota teacher licensing board under fire for woke ‘mafia tactics’

Minnesota’s teacher licensing board has adopted new standards that incorporate key tenets of LGBT and critical race ideologies, critics say. Rebecca Friedrichs, a veteran public-school teacher of 28… Read More

February 1, 2023
Legislation
Texas Gov. Abbott declares support for school choice

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott told parents that Texas needs to create Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) to increase parental choice in education. Such a program would put the state’s… Read More

February 1, 2023
Culture, Legislation
Utah governor signs bill banning sex change treatments for minors and school choice bill

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox signed two bills into law supporting children and parents over the weekend. One bill banned sex change treatments in the state for minors who… Read More

January 30, 2023
Public Education
Oklahoma state superintendent unveils incentive-based teacher pay plan, targets literacy, trashes ‘equity’

Oklahoma’s top education official scrapped an across-the-board pay raise for public school teachers and instead proposed rewarding the state’s best teachers. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Ryan Walters… Read More

January 27, 2023