School Lockouts Pose Threat to Woke Zealotry

With many schools across the country shuttered due to Covid-19, the woke zealots are in a bit of a snit. They can’t indoctrinate students with their one-sided radical views in the traditional classroom because, well, there is no classroom. Doing it online, you see, can be problematic.

Iowa Teachers Union Sues Over School Reopenings

The Iowa State Education Association (ISEA) and the Iowa City Community School District are seeking to block enforcement of Gov. Kim Reynolds’ proclamation requiring at least 50 percent of classes be held in person within school buildings throughout the state during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Commentary: The Roots of America’s Education Decline

The K-12 education received in the post-World War II era was not only already severely degraded, but it paved the way for the radicalization of today's schools.

Waivers, Lawsuits, Pandemic Pods, and School Choice Legislation

Since Gov. Gavin Newsom’s July 17 edict closing all but a handful of schools in California, much has transpired. First, it was uncovered a few days...

Local Control Is the Solution to Our K-12 Problems

Originating in the Catholic Church, subsidiarity is an organizing principle that stipulates “matters ought to be handled by the smallest, lowest or least centralized competent authority.”...

California Cancels School Despite Scientists’ Recommendations

On July 8, the California Teachers Association (CTA), the most powerful public-sector union in the Golden State, issued a statement asserting that, due to...

Failed Government Schools Find Yet Another Fake Scapegoat to Blame: Internet Access

Government schools are a terrible idea. In fact, they are the biggest mistake America ever made. As longtime radio talk show host Neal Boortz rightly noted, “If...

Espinoza Decision Unblocks Education Choice Funding for Religious Schools, Deals Fatal Blow to Blaine Amendments

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue is a landmark ruling in favor of religious freedom and individual choice.

New Heartland Podcast: Ill Literacy – Books with Benson (Talking Howard Zinn with Author Mary Grabar)

In the inaugural episode of Ill Literacy: Books with Benson, Heartland’s Tim Benson talks with Dr. Mary Grabar about her book Debunking Howard Zinn: Exposing the Fake History That Turned a Generation against America.

School Choice Advocates Win Major Victory in U.S. Supreme Court

‘The U.S. Supreme Court provided a big win today for those who believe in equality under the law and who are opposed to government discrimination of religious schools.’

The Latest Strategy To Deceive Parents

Supporters who want to keep Common Core’s failed standards in place have come up with a new twist for deceiving unhappy parents. First, they point...

New Hampshire State Senator Apologizes for Putdown of Lower-Income Families, Choice

New Hampshire State Sen. Jeanne Dietsch (D-Peterborough) apologized to her constituents after audio from a committee hearing discussion about the state’s Learn Everywhere bill...

The Looming School Reopening Nightmare

Kids who don’t like going to school in California – and there are plenty of them – are going to be absolutely miserable when...

Common Core is Causing Florida NAEP Scores to Plummet at Historic Rate

The adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) has led to a “historic” drop in student achievement scores on the National Assessment of...

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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.