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If The GOP Wants To Remain The Party Of Parents, It Must Fight For School Choice

During the course of his exultant victory speech after winning last week’s Virginia gubernatorial election, Glenn Youngkin brought up an aspect of education that was largely overlooked during his campaign. Highlighting what was easily the most important issue that helped him defeat Democrat Terry McAullife, he said his administration was “going to embrace our parents, not ignore them.” He promised…

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Why Expect ‘Reform’ From Public Schools That Adopted Critical Race Theory?

Homeschooling families like mine aren’t as rare as we were just a few pandemic-free years ago. A recent Associated Press article by David Crary reported that according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of homeschooling families more than doubled between March and September of 2020. Apparently, the vagaries of lockdown fever and the failures of “remote learning” have inspired…

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Will Lawmakers Finally Stop Groveling For Teachers Unions? Pennsylvania Is About To Find Out

Teachers’ unions took it on the nose during the lockdowns. After they pushed to keep schools closed for months (and then folks like national teachers’ union president Randi Weingarten inexplicably blamed it on the “privilege” of Jewish Americans), unions are justly taking blame for school closures. Angry parents have taken to school board meetings and national news to openly criticize…

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Homeschooling Skyrocketed In 2020, As Much As 700 Percent In Some States

Between May and October 2020, homeschooling more than doubled among U.S. households with school-age children, from 5.4 percent that spring to 11.1 percent that fall, according to new Census Bureau data. Black and Hispanic Americans were the most likely to switch to homeschooling, while white and Asian Americans were the least likely. This could be due to the fact that…

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