Posts Tagged:schools

Parental Rights in Education Bill Passes Florida Senate

The Parental Rights in Education bill passed Florida’s Senate and is now awaiting Governor Ron DeSantis’ signature. The bill, which critics call the Don’t Say Gay bill, will prohibit teaching about sexual orientation to children in kindergarten through third grade. Senior Research Fellow for the Heritage Foundation’s DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society, Jay…Read More

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

Sen. Standridge files bills to address indoctrination in Oklahoma schools

Sen. Rob Standridge has filed two bills addressing the indoctrination of children in school classrooms and on college campuses. The first deals with sexually-graphic books in public schools, public charter schools, and school libraries while the second tackles diversity course requirements in colleges and universities. “The purpose of our common education system is to teach…Read More

Supreme Court Hears Arguments for Carson v Makin, Regarding Religious Schools

The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in a case which raises questions about religious freedom and separation of Church and state. The case, Carson v Makin, involves school choice in Maine which is tied to state-funded tuition aid in settings where public schools are not available. The key question is whether families who…Read More

Texas Gov. Abbott orders criminal investigation into pornography in public schools

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott directed Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath Wednesday to open an investigation into possible criminality involving the availability of pornography in the state’s public schools. The governor said in a letter to Morath that “the presence of pornography in schools is not only inappropriate, but it is also against the law.”…Read More

Despite millions in Catholic residential schools reparations, critics seek to end church tax exemptions

Catholic entities had committed tens of millions of dollars in legal settlements for their involvement in the Canadian government’s historic residential schools campaign forcibly to assimilate indigenous people, even before the rediscovery of graves and cemeteries at the former schools made headlines, renewed the grief of affected communities, and possibly inspired several church burnings. There…Read More

Florida Governor Signs “Historic” School Choice Bill

Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-FL, signed a school choice bill Tuesday, allowing families to use public education tax dollars to send children to private schools, to homeschool, or to employ private tutors. Wealthy parents “can make whatever decisions they want” and “have the world as their oyster,” DeSantis said at a televised signing ceremony held at…Read More