Biden’s Disbanding of 1776 Commission Shows Left’s War on U.S. History

By Mike Gonzalez All Americans should wish President Joe Biden well. To do otherwise would be churlish and self-defeating. It beggars belief, though, that one...

Wokeness Wrecks a Storied California School

By Richard Eber When I have referred to the current public education system in California as being “Marxist Lite,” I was sadly mistaken. In the...

Government Schools Ramp Up Anti-‘Whiteness’ Agenda with Taxpayer Dollars

In December it was revealed that the San Diego Unified School District had hired Ibram X. Kendi and Robin DiAngelo, two brazen race hustlers...

Education Savings Account Would Accrue Fiscal and Non-Fiscal Benefits to New Jersey, Study Finds

An education savings account (ESA) program would benefit New Jersey both fiscally, by saving the state money, and non-fiscally, by accruing to New Jersey children the benefits that generally come with education choice programs, a fiscal analysis released by EdChoice finds.

Cox Urges Virginia to Use Federal COVID-19 Money for Parents’ Private School, Homeschool Expenses

By Tyler Arnold Republican gubernatorial candidate and state lawmaker Kirk Cox is urging Virginia to use federal COVID-19 relief money to provide funding for private...

Commentary: Latest Attack on School Choice Is Short on Facts, Heavy on Fear-Mongering

The latest anti-school choice rant comes to us courtesy of Diane Ravitch, “a historian of education,” who is the Arthur Clarke of her field. When she writes, the reader is treated to science fiction dosed with a substantive amount of snake oil for good measure. In the current New York Review of Books, Ravitch’s “The Dark History of School Choice” is laden with cherry-picked half-truths and a level of fearmongering guaranteed to put a satisfied smirk on the face of every teacher union leader. Reviewing several books on the subject, she does correctly cite a few circumstances where the push for the privatization of schools was used to promote racial segregation, but her 3,700-word tirade is very light on facts, and is instead primarily an excuse to bash Betsy DeVos, Christianity and free market policies in education.

West Virginia: Justice Waits for Guidance before Decision on COVID-19 Funding for Private School, Homeschooling Expenses

West Virginia parents who are sending their children to private schools or homeschooling them because of the COVID-19 pandemic may be able to get...

The Year Teachers Unions Killed the Goose That Laid the Golden Egg

By Stephen Frank "Teachers unions, and the (largely Democratic) politicians they back, have relentlessly limited parental choice in the name of maximizing the autonomy of...

REPORT: More Than Half Million Students Have Left Public School System Amid Virtual Learning

By Marlo Safi Public schools across the country may face a crisis as enrollment levels plummeted following closures of in-person learning, the Associated Press reported. The...

Oregon: Brown to Lift Health Restrictions for Schools, Says Classes Could Resume by February

By Tim Gruver Come New Year’s Day, the Oregon health metrics for schools will become recommendations rather than law and open the door for regular...

REPORT: DC Teachers Unions And City Leaders Stalled Reopening Despite Evidence Students Were Falling Behind

By Marlo Safi Washington, D.C. teachers unions and city leaders stalled school reopening for several months despite evidence that students were falling behind, as unions...

Biden Says Schools Will Be Open By ‘End’ Of 100 Days, But More ‘Urgency’ Needed, Expert Contends

By Marlo Safi President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to reopen a majority of the nation’s schools within the first 100 days of his presidency, but...

Ohio AG Joins Religious Schools Challenging Order to Stop in-Person Learning

By J.D. Davidson Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost joined the fight with three religious schools in Northwest Ohio seeking to remain open despite a local...

Pandemic Rewrote Rules for Illinois Schools in 2020

By Kevin Bessler It has been a challenging year for Illinois school districts as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Districts closed classrooms in March when...

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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.