Perhaps the real question is whether such a school is a state actor for purposes of Section 1983. The en banc Fourth Circuit says it is, so that a skirt requirement for girls is unlawful.
Charter schools are included in the mandate that students use facilities of their birth sex, regardless of what students and families might want.
Republicans are in danger of squandering a promising opportunity for education reform on culture war squabbles.
This is what public policy looks like when a major political party plays kissy-face with public sector unions.
"People's irrational fears are taking over these policy decisions," says one parent.
State-level "gag orders" on teaching certain texts and ideas are terrible and utterly predictable in a one-size-fits-all K-12 educational system.
Charter schools thrived on the freedom to make quick decisions and appeal to like-minded families.
From school shutdowns to insane teachers union demands to frustrated parents, the pandemic has made radical education reform a reality.
An LGBT-Friendly Charter School in the Heart of Alabama Shows the Power and Flexibility of School Choice
But culture war political fights over race and sex education threaten their educational freedom.
The governor's recognition of North Carolina School Choice Week is a welcome gesture, but school choice advocates say his words don't match his actions.
Charters have proved their worth by serving students failed by traditional public schools.
How access to school transportation drives inequality
Homeschooling, charter schools, and other “alternative” learning approaches are now mainstream.
One-size-fits-some policies drive parents and students to seek better education options.
What the author gets right—and wrong—about educational freedom
Charter enrollment grew by 7 percent last school year, double the prior year.
"If you would have told me when I was 12 years old, I would run this organization, I would have said you were crazy."
Randi Weingarten Is Very Disappointed That NYC Mayoral Candidate Kathryn Garcia Supports Charter Schools
Yes, that very same Randi Weingarten, the teachers union president who has fought to keep children out of the classroom for the last year.
Charter-Hating Democrats Now Relying on Charter Schools To Service Families Reluctant To Go Back Into School Buildings
The one-size-fits-all approach to monopolistic K-12 instruction continues to repel even as COVID-19 recedes.
Public schools can barely teach kids at all, but their defenders don’t want you trying alternatives.
The pandemic, says Reason Foundation's Corey A. DeAngelis, is finally forcing districts to put students ahead of teachers and bureaucrats.
First the union invaded, now it refuses to leave.
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Making it easier for families to fund their preferred education options will be a lot more effective than throwing a big bribe to teachers unions.
The University of Illinois' Jon Hale and Reason Foundation education analyst Corey DeAngelis go toe to toe
Kids are beside the point when government officials and union leaders keep them waiting on labor negotiations that serve everybody but students and their families.
DIY approaches to education—including homeschooling, learning pods, and microschools—are gaining popularity as public schools fold under pressure.
A new survey finds parents are substantially more satisfied with private and charter schools’ responses to the pandemic than they were with those of traditional public schools.
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Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders correctly diagnose the problem, but fail to provide an adequate solution.
The democratic socialist congresswoman has lamented that the public-school system hinges on zip codes.
Education activist Andrew Campanella on the moral perversity of school-choice critics.
"They're trying to force us to put our children in the district school," says Stefaine D’Amico, whose three kids attend online classes that could be abolished. "That's not fair."
Elizabeth Warren Would Rather Make You Fix Your Terrible Public School Than Let You Send Your Kid to a Charter School
"You don't like the building? You think it's old and decaying? Then get out there and push to get a new one," she said.
Less pandering to education unions; more choices for parents.
Virginia Walden Ford talks about her role in integrating schools in the 1960s and leading a movement to escape failing public schools four decades later.
Robert Pondiscio's provocative new book, How the Other Half Learns, challenges supporters and opponents of education reform.
Democratic candidates are selling out their constituents to advance their careers.