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School Choice Summit – February 2nd in Pasadena

School Choice Summit – February 2nd in Pasadena

Please join concerned parents, principals, pastors and community leaders on Saturday, February 2nd at the Romanesque Room in Old Town Pasadena for the School Choice 2020 Summit.  We will be discussing the “School Choice Initiative” and strategy for ballot qualification. Where: The Romanesque Room 50 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91105 When: Saturday, February 2, […]

The best defense is to be offensive: Anti-school choicers are getting desperate

The best defense is to be offensive: Anti-school choicers are getting desperate

. By Larry Sand The traditional public education monopolists are using some truly bizarre arguments to ensure that children remain in government-run schools. In July, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten intimated that parents who opt out of government schools are equivalent to southern segregationists. Then later in July, Katherine Stewart penned possibly one of the […]

Why I love schools that ban books

Why I love schools that ban books

  By Jon Rappoport   Let’s start here. In 2016, as US News reports, “The Portland Public Schools Board on Tuesday decided to ban any classroom materials that cast doubt on climate change. The resolution passed unanimously and requires that textbooks and other material purchased by the district present climate change as a fact rather than […]

School Choice, Uber and Accountability

School Choice, Uber and Accountability

  . By LARRY SAND  . Betsy DeVos’ ridesharing analogy is spot on, but draws Randi’s wrath.  At the Brookings Institution last week, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos gave a talk in which she drew parallels between school choice and the ascendancy of ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft. “Just as the traditional taxi systems revolted […]

Trump’s Gettysburg Address: 100 Day Contract With the American Voter

Trump’s Gettysburg Address: 100 Day Contract With the American Voter

(Editor’s Note:  Here’s a summary of Donald Trump’s Gettysburg speech, via Trump’s website: “Today, in historic Gettysburg, PA, Donald J. Trump presented a game-changing plan for his first 100 days in office. This revolutionary “Contract with the American Voter” will ensure that America’s economy is revitalized and citizens are protected.”) GETTYSBURG, PA–“I’m not a politician, […]

California Government Schools in Crisis: School Choice Helps Parents, Students and Teachers

California Government Schools in Crisis: School Choice Helps Parents, Students and Teachers

   

School Choice and Its Foes

School Choice and Its Foes

U.S. Ranks 24th in Literacy: The Remedy — Happy National School Choice Week!

U.S. Ranks 24th in Literacy: The Remedy — Happy National School Choice Week!

Our higher education is the best in the world because it allows market forces to do what they do so well — create an environment of choice where young people can compare institutions and choose the best education that suits their needs. For years we’ve seen a system that treats our communities as public education […]

Testing Matters

Testing Matters

By Larry Sand  Led by the teachers unions, the push against standardized testing punishes kids. With bipartisan support in Congress and President Obama’s blessing, the son of No Child Left behind, dubbed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), has become the law of the land. While many on the right favor the law because it […]

The Enemies of Choice

The Enemies of Choice

By Larry Sand  . The teachers unions’ fight against parental and teacher choice is not going well for them. Teacher union membership is dwindling. In fact, it has dipped below 50 percent nationwide, down from a high of almost 70 percent in 1993. Wisconsin, Michigan and Indiana, having  become “right-to-work” (RTW) states over the past […]

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