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How Teacher Shortages Are Making Public Schools Even Worse

More than one and a half million students fled public K-12 schools by the 2020-21 school year, compared with the year before. This sharp decline in enrollment has not been the only blow to public schools. Education employee shortages abound in all 50 states. The teacher shortage that had been increasing for years has been exacerbated, now with the third…

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Forcing Kids To Push Leftist Causes Is Not Civics No Matter How Many Think Tanks Say Otherwise

The Thomas B. Fordham Institute recently published “The State of State Standards for Civics and U.S. History in 2021.” The institute is a major player in the effort to advance the leftist program called “Educating for American Democracy,” and the publication of this new report is a bank shot in that campaign. It is intended to convince people that “action…

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DeSantis Sets Standard For Republican Leadership With Veto Of Deceptive ‘Civics’ Bill

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s recent veto of a “civics” bill supported by his own party suggests he’s not another pandering Republican who mouths slogans while failing to follow through with serious action securing his voters’ best interests. While critical race theory battles rage both nationally and locally, some politicians in both parties are using a backdoor approach to cementing public…

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‘Civic Education’ Proposals Would Put Billions More Taxpayer Dollars Behind Democrat Activists

In the latest instance of leftists working to turn public schools into propaganda mills, four bills have been newly introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to push student activism under the guise of civic education. These proposals would fund vague-sounding programs like “action civics,” “applied civics,” and “service-learning.” If passed, they could transform civic education around the country into…

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America Has An Existential Civics Education Crisis That More ‘Civics Education’ Will Only Make Worse

As leftists push for greater control of what children learn about American history and how Americans define their civic responsibilities, a majority of Americans support more “civics education,” an interesting new Heritage Foundation survey finds. “[T]wo-thirds of parents and nearly three-quarters of teachers share a strong desire to see greater emphasis on civics education. Indeed, interest in civics education among…

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