For Parents, School Choice Provides Hope

There’s a local coffee shop that has become a hub for people working from home who also want to get out a bit. As...

Texas Teacher Pension System Makes Investment in Risky Special Purpose Acquisition Company

The Texas Teacher Retirement System recently announced that it would make its first investment in a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) totaling $200 million. Pension...

Opinion: Public Education Needs the Private Sector

In a recent tweet, journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, creator of the 1619 Project, recycled a common refrain against school-choice programs, noting that “they funnel public dollars...

Why This Texas Mom Started a Co-Op to Teach Her Kids

Natalie Simmons, a single stay-at-home mom, says she has no idea what public school her two children would attend in McKinney, Texas, a suburb...

Why Some Parents Choose to Continue Homeschooling after Pandemic

Sandra Kim, a resident of Loudoun County, Virginia, started homeschooling her three children in the summer of 2020. She doesn’t necessarily have a problem with...

Disadvantaged Students Harmed the Most by Remote Schooling

The recent Bridge Michigan headline was hardly startling: “Michigan students forced online by COVID learned less than those in schools.” But given that the headline...

Meet a Rhetoric Professor Who Favors Empowerment and Opposes CRT

America’s colleges and universities are loaded with professors who insist on teaching students various theories that amount to nothing but fringe opinions and who...

Do We Really Need More STEM Graduates?

One of the myriad initiatives crammed into President Biden's blockbuster Build Back Better Act is $3 billion in funding for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)...

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Propose School Choice Program

(The Center Square) – A Pennsylvania state senator is proposing a new school-choice program for students who live in the commonwealth’s poorest-performing public school...

State Superintendent Drops Plan for Curriculum Telling Disabled Preschoolers to ‘Deconstruct Whiteness’

North Carolina’s school superintendent walked back plans to implement a statewide curriculum that would teach disabled preschoolers to “deconstruct whiteness,” according to a report...

Without a Supreme Court Stay, the New OSHA Mandate Could Have Huge Indirect Effects on Schools

Last week , the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments over whether it should stay OSHA’s mandate for large employers, which went into effect on...

What Will It Take to Put K-12 Education on a Better Path?

There’s no question that public school students have experienced learning loss since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020. Closed schools, remote instruction, and...

Restoring Merit to Higher Education: An Entrepreneurial Approach

"The year was 2081, and everybody was finally equal. They weren’t only equal before God and the law. They were equal every which way....

Griffin: Some Schools Value Race over Merit

Asian-American parents in Fairfax County, Virginia will be heard this month in federal court. At issue is the admission standards to Thomas Jefferson High...

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S.T. Karnick is the director of publications, a research fellow for The Heartland Institute, and the managing editor of Budget & Tax News.