Op-ed: Chicago Mayor Johnson personifies the main problem of public education

Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson just demonstrated the primary problem with public education in 10 words. In an interview with The Economic Club of Chicago, Johnson was… Read More

June 11, 2024
Public Education
Atlanta Public Schools won’t give grades below a 50, and even the teachers’ union isn’t happy about it

The Atlanta, Georgia school district is no longer giving grades less than 50%, even if no work is submitted. Teachers in Atlanta Public Schools (APS) are being directed to give… Read More

October 26, 2023
Public Education
Wyoming gets bad grade for education freedom

(The Center Square) – Wyoming got a bad overall grade in a new report on education freedom. The Cowboy State received a “D” overall grade in the American Legislative Exchange Council’s… Read More

September 29, 2023
Public Education
Tests: Minnesota student grades down since 2019

(The Center Square) – The Minnesota Department of Education released the 2023 statewide assessment results showing some scores dropped 10 percentage points below pre-pandemic levels in 2019. The 2023 North… Read More

August 24, 2023
Public Education
Critics: Kansas City Public Schools exhibits ‘soft bigotry of low expectations’ in giving all students at least 40%, even on schoolwork not done

Kansas City, Missouri Public Schools is epitomizing “the soft bigotry of low expectations” by giving all students at least 40% credit on all tests and assignments – even ones that… Read More

August 21, 2023
Public Education
Kansas City Public Schools sets lowest grading level at 40%, no longer allowing ‘zeroes’ – even when no work is turned in

Zeroes are no longer allowed to be given to students in Kansas City Public Schools. The lowest score possible now is 40%, even if the student never completes or turns… Read More

August 18, 2023
Public Education
Michigan House votes to repeal right-to-work, reinstate prevailing wage, end A-F grading system

(The Center Square) – The Michigan House on Tuesday voted to repeal right-to-work, reinstate the prevailing wage, and trash the state’s A-F grading system for public schools. The Democrat-dominated House… Read More

March 22, 2023
Public Education
Bill aims to trash Michigan’s A-F school grading system

(The Center Square) – After Michigan shuttered in-person learning at schools statewide during the pandemic, student learning suffered. Three years after the pandemic shutdowns began, critics say a new bill… Read More

March 16, 2023
Opinion, Public Education
Kansas Department of Education takes ‘another lap on the grade inflation tour’

(The Sentinel) – The Kansas Department of Education conducted a fifty-city “Kansans Can Success Tour” in 2021 that felt like high school pep rallies, with the announcement of record-setting… Read More

January 17, 2023
Opinion, Public Education
Kansas publication aids and abets student achievement cover-up

(The Sentinel) – It’s bad enough that there are more high school students below grade level in Kansas than are proficient. But media aiding and abetting education officials’ cover-up attempts… Read More

July 20, 2022