Communities feel they’ve lost the ability to influence bloated bureaucracies. Time to break them up. By Andy Smarick Some U.S. school districts have become so large and unwieldy that parents and taxpayers feel they have no ability to influence them. To restore local, democratic control, it’s time to break up those big districts. Public schooling was… Continue reading Wall Street Journal Op-Ed: America’s School Districts Are Too Big
By JAY P. GREENE Past efforts at expanding educational freedom have fallen short in the Lone Star State. Here’s why this legislative session might be different. Texas policy-makers have repeatedly tried and failed to expand school choice within their state, but this upcoming legislative session will be different. In the past, the key obstacle to passing… Continue reading National Review: School Choice Is Poised for Another Victory in Texas
by Corey DeAngelis Even Democrats are adapting to new political realities. There may not have been a red wave or a blue wave, but there was a nationwide school-choice wave. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was the biggest victory of the night for parents. In 2018 William Mattox of the James Madison Institute argued in these pages that “unexpected support from minority… Continue reading WSJ: The School-Choice Election Wave
The greatest moral urgency in K12 education today is the public health catastrophe of adolescence. While here I will focus on the shocking negative outcomes of our current system, the real goal is to shift to an educational system that will reliably produce confident, capable, resilient young people who can succeed in the 21st century… Continue reading Educational Choice as a Life or Death Matter
As the gubernatorial election heats up, school choice continues to be a hot-topic issue among voters. As the gubernatorial race heads into the final stretch and the Texas GOP has made school choice a legislative priority, Texas voters have made it clear that they support parental rights in education. According to a September poll from Dallas Morning News and… Continue reading Abbott and O’Rourke Clash on School Choice
“We intend to teach queer youth sex ed and give them the tools to go out into the world and educate others and advocate for themselves.” As school districts across the state come under fire for indoctrinating students with transgender theory and divisive racial policies, Lewisville Independent School District, located near Dallas, is promoting “Queer Sex Ed” to… Continue reading North Texas School District Promotes LGBT Group Offering ‘Queer Sex Ed’ Lessons
Pennsylvania’s gubernatorial nominee puts parents over teachers unions. Democrat Terry McAuliffe lost his race for Virginia governor last year when he suggested parents should butt out of their children’s education. Florida’s Charlie Crist last month named a teachers union president as his running mate. But one Democratic gubernatorial candidate is taking a different approach. Pennsylvania… Continue reading Democrat Josh Shapiro Defects on School Choice
Latino children deserve better. Just look at the numbers. Too many Hispanic students drop out of the K-12 education system each year, more than any other ethnic group in the United States. Add the learning loss suffered as a result of pandemic policies, and it’s clear we’re sitting on a crisis.
School choice advocates positioning for voucher push in upcoming legislative session.
SXSW EDU’s program includes three drag queens explaining the “Fight for Queer Herstories.” As venues across the state continue exposing children to drag shows, one education conference aimed at Texas teachers is featuring three board members of Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) as speakers. Every year, the South by Southwest festival sponsors SXSW EDU, a conference held in Austin for… Continue reading Texas Education Conference to Feature Drag Queen Story Hour President