From the penitentiary to the public school: Restorative Justice warps discipline

A criminal sentencing reform strategy with a dismal record of success has oddly been embraced by K-12 schools attempting to manage growing behavioral disruptions in the learning environment.   Restorative justice is “a system of criminal justice that focuses on the rehabilitation of offenders through reconciliation with victims and the community at large.”  It is presented by…
READ ARTICLE

SIGN UP FOR OUR WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

Public Education August 10th, 2022

Ban on satanic clothing in student dress code reconsidered by Kansas school board after parent complaint

A Kansas public school district is rethinking its ban on satanic clothing after a parent’s complaints and threats to sue.  The Hays Unified School District 489 Board of Education voted Aug. 5 to explicitly prohibit satanic clothing in all the district’s schools, after initially banning it only in elementary and middle schools. The vote was 5-2…
Public Education August 9th, 2022

Marxism for kindergarteners? California elementary school to pay $20,000 for 10-hour woke consultancy

Parents of children in one California elementary school don’t have to wonder what their school’s five-figure consultant “Woke Kindergarten” is all about.  But even the name doesn’t indicate how radically rooted in Marxism the organization’s agenda is.   For some 10 hours of virtual facilitating at Glassbrook Elementary School over the month of August, Hayward Unified…

THE LATEST

As Illinois adds teachers and sheds students, is there really a teacher shortage?

(The Center Square) – Illinois schools employed more teachers in 2021 than it had at any point over the past decade while student enrollment declined…

Louisiana state education board working on changes to high school accountability ratings

(The Center Square) — The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education will review a proposal later this month to change how high schools are…

Education funding measure fails to make Colorado ballot

(The Center Square) – A measure that proposed increasing Colorado public education funding by $980 million won’t appear on the November ballot after supporters failed to…

This state’s Department of Education says it’s a ‘faulty concept’ to believe in two genders

The notion that there are only two genders is a “faulty concept,” according to the Pennsylvania Department of Education.  The department website’s “Creating Gender-Inclusive Schools…

Gov. Kristi Noem wants the federal government to stay out of local schools

As governor of South Dakota, Kristi Noem is doing her best to keep the government – especially the federal government – out of schools. In…

Two incumbents ousted in Kansas State Board of Education primaries

(The Sentinel) – Two newcomers won seats on the Kansas State Board of Education in Republican primaries, each defeating an incumbent. In District 5, Cathy…

Seventeen Louisiana school districts showed no improvement or decline in academic performance

(The Center Square) – Student test scores recently released by the Louisiana Department of Education are revealing which districts and schools flourished in recent years…

Charter schools in Ohio and Michigan sue Biden administration

(The Center Square) – A group of Ohio and Michigan charter schools sued the Biden administration today, claiming a new rule that requires charter schools…

Louisiana Education superintendent lauds Florida-based Moms for Liberty group

(The Center Square) – The highest state official overseeing education in Louisiana is expressing overwhelming support for a parent-led movement in Florida. Dr. Cade Brumley,…

Op-ed: Teacher ‘reKruiting krisis’

(reimaginED) – In the classic Krisis at Kamp Krusty episode of “The Simpsons,” Bart discovers that the summer camp he and Lisa attend is a…

About the
Herzog Foundation

The Stanley M. Herzog Charitable Foundation’s mission is to catalyze and accelerate the development of quality Christ-centered K-12 education so that families and culture flourish.

Learn More