What has happened to education in the United States?

It’s a simple premise: every child should have the opportunity to attend a school where he or she can thrive.

However, there are a lot of competing interests that stand in the way of achieving that goal.

Public schools receive taxpayer funding to educate children through elementary, middle, and high school. As with any large system, over time different interests have corrupted the mission.


A pivotal moment for community colleges

Two-year schools with a vocational focus have fully recovered their enrollment losses since the pandemic. Enrollment at these schools is 4 percent above 2019 levels—a better performance than any other group of two-year or four-year schools.

US Supreme Court sidesteps fight over transgender student bathroom access


The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear an Indiana public school district’s defense of a policy barring transgender students from using bathrooms corresponding with their gender identity, as the justices steered clear – at least for now – of a contentious issue in the nation’s culture wars.

School Assigned Girl to Sleep With Boy Who Identifies as Trans Without Parental Notification

The Daily Signal

An 11-year-old girl was assigned to share a bed with a male student who identifies as a transgender girl while on a cross-country school trip, according to a demand letter sent Monday. That girl’s parents are now calling upon the public school system to provide answers and clarification of its policies related to children who identify as transgender.

Post-election analysis of Colorado 2023 school board elections

Ballotpedia  |  Colorado

Overall, Republicans won 260 seats, just under 50% of all 523 seats up for election. That total includes 139 uncontested seats, accounting for 53% of all Republican victories statewide.

Building Bridges in a Polarized World


We are still deeply divided as a people, and, sometimes, when you look around America today, it feels like anarchy has been loosed on the world. Those full of passionate intensity on both sides of the aisle are releasing a blood-dimmed tide that is drowning innocence.

Yes, Critical Race Theory Is Being Taught in Schools

City Journal

A new survey of young Americans vindicates the fears of CRT’s critics.

California Teacher Fired Allegedly For Refusing To Read LGBT Books To Five-Year-Olds

Teacher Fired For Allegedly Refusing To Read LGBT Books To Kids

Federal aid won’t make up for student’s COVID-19 learning loss: study

U.S. students are struggling even though the government sent billions in COVID-19 relief money to school districts to offset learning loss, according to a study released Tuesday. The study says the federal largesse fell short, failed to target the schools in greatest need and hasn’t been tied to policy outcomes.

Educators recognize the need to prioritize civics education

Improving civics education in Utah means reprioritizing civics in school curriculum and instruction.

From Big Tech to Saving America’s Education: A Conversation with Joe Lonsdale

American entrepreneur and investor Joe Lonsdale has been immensely successful in the technology sector for nearly 20 years. Now he is starting a new university in Austin which aims to compete with the Ivy League, bring back civil discourse, and teach the value of Western Civilization. Joe sits down with PragerU CEO Marissa Streit to discuss why he left California, his mission to save American education, and why he only hires contrarian thinkers.

Rethinking School Testing After the Pandemic

In the pandemic’s wake, we need good information on how students and schools are faring. But no one wants to sacrifice learning time or human connection in the name of endless test-taking. Here are three points to consider.

The post Rethinking School Testing After the Pandemic appeared first on American Enterprise Institute – AEI.

Arizona Teachers’ Union Push to Overturn School-Choice Expansion Appears to Flop

The teachers’ union-backed campaign to overturn school-choice expansion in Arizona appears to have flopped, according to think tank projections relying on preliminary vote tallies.

Arizona Points the Way to Greater Education Freedom, Governor Says

“In an interview on Heritage Foundation President Kevin Roberts’ podcast, the two-term Republican governor began a discussion of education policy and school choice in Arizona by acknowledging the problems faced by the nation in K-12 schools.”

Dems Plan Resolution To Keep Explicit Books In Schools

House and Senate Democrats have begun to prepare a resolution aimed at blocking book bans by parents who wish to have a say in their child’s education.

School Districts Can Implement Mask Mandates, Oklahoma Supreme Court Rules

Daily Caller  |  Oklahoma

“Gov. Stitt was pushing to keep schools open”

Protecting the Education Disruptors

Proponents go on offense to challenge charter school rules, while “The Blob” continues its march to reinstate the status quo. What a week!


The Center for Education Reform

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