legislation
Culture
Ohio’s bid to keep transgender athletes out of women’s sports fails

(Daily Caller) – The Ohio state House of Representatives failed to pass a bill that would have banned transgender athletes from competing in sports outside of their biological gender, despite… Read More

December 16, 2022
Culture
Iowa will appeal district court’s decision to not dismiss permanent injunction on six-week abortion ban

(The Center Square) – Polk County District Court denied the State of Iowa’s motion to dismiss the permanent injunction on a 2018 law banning most abortions at around six weeks. Read More

December 15, 2022
Legislation
The school choice movement is picking up steam across the country

(Daily Caller) – The school choice movement is gaining momentum as states focus on legislation that would give families greater freedom to select their child’s education, advocates told the Daily… Read More

December 12, 2022
Legislation
Proposed legislation would expand Tennessee school ESA program

(The Center Square) — A school voucher pilot program that began this school year in Davidson and Shelby counties could be expanded if new proposed legislation becomes law. Sen. Todd… Read More

December 9, 2022
Legislation
Missouri legislator proposes five ESA bills on pre-filing day, including universal school choice bill

Image courtesy of Hurlbert for Missouri. Dec. 1 was pre-filing day for the Missouri legislature’s 2023 legislative session, and at least one elected official is locked in on… Read More

December 9, 2022
Public Education
Ohio Senate passes bill to remove power from state school board

(The Center Square) – The Republican-dominated Ohio Senate approved a plan Wednesday that would remove most power for the state Board of Education and place it with the governor. The move… Read More

December 8, 2022
Culture
Federal court rules that beauty pageant can prohibit transgender participants

(Daily Caller) – A U.S. appeals court ruled Wednesday that a national beauty pageant can prohibit transgender participants because it conflicts with the pageant’s mission of promoting the “ideal vision… Read More

November 4, 2022
Legislation
School zoning laws don’t make much sense anymore, especially for parents and their children

(reimaginED) – Public schools historically have been defined by their location. Whether one’s home is in a “good school district” matters. But the last few years have raised important… Read More

November 4, 2022
Opinion, Public Education
Model bills promise to rein in the radical ideologues in charge of training teachers

Three model legislative bills intended for state legislatures would hamper the use of teacher licensing power as a cudgel to enforce ideological conformity.   The example legislation, drafted… Read More

October 17, 2022
Culture
New bill would require parental consent before schools can facilitate gender transitions

Parents horrified to learn that public schools around the country have supported gender transitions of students behind parents’ backs will welcome new legislation that seeks to prevent such deception. Read More

June 30, 2022
Legislation, Public Education
Louisiana Legislature unlikely to return for veto override session on school bills among others

(The Center Square) – The potential for a veto override session in July is unlikely and unnecessary, according to one Legislative leader, though others believe the decision will ultimately rest… Read More

June 29, 2022
Public Education
VA education laws over sexually explicit material, mandatory sexual assault reporting going into effect

(The Center Square) – Two new Virginia education laws are going into effect July 1 – one will give parents the authority to opt children out of sexually explicit coursework… Read More

June 29, 2022
Culture, Public Education
Pennsylvania legislators to introduce bill prohibiting teaching gender and sexuality in elementary school

Two Pennsylvania state senators will introduce a bill to restrict teaching on gender identity and sexual orientation in Pennsylvania schools.  The bill is a response to concerns… Read More

June 14, 2022