Public Education
Public Education
Pandemic policies lead to dropping high school graduation rates, reversing decades-long trend

High school graduation rates for the class of 2021 dropped in 20 out of 26 states examined in a recent education report. The… Read More

January 28, 2022
Legislation, Public Education
Future of school choice in Wisconsin: Parents’ choice

(The Center Square | Benjamin Yount) â€“ School choice advocates in Wisconsin say the coronavirus has changed the conversation about parents having choices in their kids’ education. “We don’t… Read More

January 27, 2022
Public Education
PA school board member attacks concerned parents as “offensive and vile”

A Pennsylvania school district board member, Richard Robinson, recently authored an op-ed calling concerned parents “offensive and vile.” According to critics, having heard concerned parents voice their views… Read More

January 27, 2022
Public Education
GOP senators solicit Biden admin inspectors general to answer for demonizing parents, claim parents deserve to know the truth

A recent letter drafted by GOP Senators asks Department of Education Inspector General Sandra Bruce and U.S. Department of Justice Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz “to investigate the… Read More

January 27, 2022
Public Education
Infectious disease experts advocate for making masks optional in schools

This week, the Washington Post published an opinion piece written by three infectious disease specialists, Shira Daron,… Read More

January 26, 2022
Public Education
Teacher shortages nationwide causing public education crisis

(The Center Square | Bethany Blankley) – Schools throughout the country are experiencing teacher shortages due to several factors. In some states, legislatures have responded by lowering substitute teaching standards. In… Read More

January 26, 2022
Public Education
California bill would mandate COVID-19 vaccine for K-12 schools, ban personal exemptions

(Madison Hirneisen | The Center Square) – All medically-eligible California students would be required to get the COVID-19 vaccine to attend in-person learning without the option for a personal belief… Read More

January 25, 2022
Public Education
Flint schools go virtual indefinitely despite $114 million federal assistance, family inconvenience and student harm

(Scott McClallen | The Center Square) – Despite known harm associated with virtual school and $114 million of federal stimulus money incoming, Flint Community Schools announced last week… Read More

January 24, 2022
Legislation, Public Education
After backlash, Michigan Democratic Party deletes Facebook post that criticized parents, went against Mich. law

On Saturday the Michigan Democratic Party posted on its official Facebook page, criticizing parents who want a say in the education of their children. After the post went… Read More

January 21, 2022
Public Education
Gov. Youngkin signs executive orders on education, ensures parental rights in first day in office

Glenn Youngkin was sworn in on Saturday as Virginia’s 74th governor. On his first day in office he enacted 11 Executive Orders, and as promised, a significant portion… Read More

January 19, 2022
Public Education
Bill would cut in-person class time by 20% in Washington schools

(Brett Davis | The Center Square) – In 2020, students and parents got a crash course in remote learning as part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now some Washington… Read More

January 19, 2022
Public Education
Parents left reeling after district reviews, keeps inappropriate content in school library

As Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) decided to remove the sexually explicit book, Gender Queer, from the district’s school library shelves, the neighboring school district in Fairfax County… Read More

January 18, 2022
Public Education
Critics say national teachers union complaint letter to social media companies suggests coordinated effort to shut down parents

In October, National Education Association (NEA) wrote a letter to representatives of Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok demanding that they “regulate lies and fix… Read More

January 18, 2022
Public Education
California settles lawsuit with parents, removes Aztec chants, prayers from Ethnic Studies curriculum

(Bethany Blankley | The Center Square) – The California Board of Education and Department of Education (CDE) settled a lawsuit with parents over a controversial ethnic studies program that included… Read More

January 17, 2022
Public Education
Loudoun County teen boy who wore skirt into girl’s restroom to commit crime at school sentenced for two sexual assaults

The Loudoun County, Virginia teen who sexually assaulted two fellow students in incidents at two different schools has been found guilty and sentenced to probation with supervision at… Read More

January 17, 2022
Public Education
Second grade teacher in Virginia sparks movement to get fresh Bibles in schools

How did an elementary teacher plant the seeds of a worldwide movement to introduce new Bibles in school libraries? Hannah Sailsbury was teaching second grade in Virginia in… Read More

January 17, 2022
Legislation, Public Education
Record-breaking fundraising highlights importance of parents in 2022 elections

With the primary election still five months away, a Republican candidate for South Carolina Superintendent of Education is already smashing fundraising records. In the first six weeks of… Read More

January 14, 2022
Public Education
Chicago Public Schools continue flip-flop, resume in-person learning

Tensions remained high this week in Chicago as Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU), which essentially forced the schools to close last week, held… Read More

January 13, 2022
Public Education
Our nation’s educational power structures are showing cracks

The past few years have seen sweeping changes across many landscapes: political, social, and economic. The area of education is experiencing the same level of change, exposing discontent… Read More

January 11, 2022
Public Education
Parents sue Chicago Teachers Union over school closures, ‘illegal strike’

(Dan McCaleb | The Center Square) – Seven parents of Chicago Public Schools students are suing the district’s teachers union, calling this week’s closure of schools over union claims they were… Read More

January 10, 2022