Posts Tagged:Parents

OEA Official Decries Parent Involvement In Schools

A top official at the Oklahoma Education Association (OEA), the state’s largest teachers’ union, recently decried growing parental involvement in public schools and said the union will work to counter parent voices during this year’s state legislative session. In a transcribed interview posted on the OEA website, Ivy Riggs, the union’s associate executive director for…Read More

52% Of Parents Considered New Schools For Their Kids

A new poll from National School Choice Week uncovered that 52% of parents considered, or are considering, new schools for their children in the past year. The poll, released Monday, asked parents with children between the ages of five and 18 if at any point in the past year they considered “finding a new or…Read More

Frustrated by Chicago Public Schools’ union battles, growing number of weary parents enroll kids in city’s Catholic schools

After enduring the hardships of Chicago Public Schools’ teachers strike in 2019, a delayed reopening of schools during the COVID-19 pandemic and a seemingly endless stretch of remote learning, Pilsen resident Christina Castro decided last fall to transfer her three children to Catholic schools. “The public school system was already so unpredictable, and once we…Read More

Oklahoma Parents Left in Lurch by School Closings

More than $2 billion in federal COVID-bailout funds have been provided to Oklahoma school districts since 2020 to cover the costs to safely open amidst the pandemic. But despite that lavish infusion of cash, numerous schools are now closing again amidst the rise of the Omicron variant. That has left many parents—and students—with an unsettling…Read More

Explosion of Calls for School Choice Among State Lawmakers

A number of states are taking action to provide education funding for families to send their children to schools of their choice – a trend that will likely shape upcoming elections. “This session, let’s expand school choice any way we can. Greater open enrollment. New transportation models. More charter schools. And more educational freedom for…Read More

Opinion: Seven Reasons to Let Parents Choose

Access to a good education is something that every Oklahoma student should enjoy, not just a select few. It’s time for state lawmakers to allow per-student funding to follow the student to their school of choice, whether public or private. Here are seven reasons why school freedom makes sense. Parents’ rights. “Education is child-rearing,” Greg…Read More

South Carolina Lawmakers Introduce $1,000 Homeschool Tax Credit Bill

State lawmakers in South Carolina are advancing a piece of legislation that would offer tax credits as high as $1,000 to parents who homeschool their children. Senate Bill 933 — sponsored by 21 Republican legislators — is under deliberation in committee. Defining “home school” as “a home, residence, or location where a parent or legal…Read More

Michigan Parents and Lawmakers Launch Petition to Give Kids School Choice

An advocacy group called Let MI Kids Learn is aiming to get 340,000 signatures to put a school choice initiative on the ballot before Michigan voters – after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, D-MI, vetoed the legislation. “The passage of this legislation was a test for Governor Whitmer: she could stand with families and children, or she…Read More

Hawley to introduce ‘Parents’ Bill of Rights’

Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., will introduce a bill to defend parents’ rights in their children’s education, Fox News has learned “America has long recognized the right of parents to direct their children’s education but we are now seeing a concerted effort by the Left to shut parents out,” Hawley said in a draft statement, obtained…Read More

Parents Push Back for Their Children: Education Issue Key to Youngkin’s Victory in Virginia

Parents in Virginia weren’t thinking about starting a movement when they went to school board meetings to push for the reopening of their children’s classrooms after the COVID-19 lockdowns. But as they lobbied for in-person learning, they learned more about what their children were being taught and started asking questions, rousing other parents to action…Read More