Abusive teachers’ unions and floundering bureaucrats make do-it-yourself education pretty attractive.
The pandemic, says Reason Foundation's Corey A. DeAngelis, is finally forcing districts to put students ahead of teachers and bureaucrats.
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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.
"I pulled the kids and I'm homeschooling."
Pandemic chaos is driving families to flee government institutions in search of education that better suits their needs.
Flexible education crafted to meet family needs is destined to prevail over failing government schools.
Families are leaving traditional schools in record numbers for pods, homeschooling, charters, and more.
As K–12 education goes remote, groups of parents are hiring teachers to teach their kids in person. Is that wrong?
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.
With public schools largely out of commission, parents are putting together their own ad hoc schooling alternatives.
Independent education means a wide range of approaches as to what children are taught.
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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If you can’t count on schools to perform their core educational responsibilities, why wouldn’t you look elsewhere?
After an unexpected experience with different approaches to learning, many families won’t want to return to business as usual.
Education researcher Kerry McDonald sees this crisis as an opportunity to experiment with self-directed learning.
In West Virginia, advocates have been fighting to pass the Tim Tebow Act since 2011. They're on the verge of scoring a partial legislative victory.
"School is a place where children go to learn to be stupid," said author and educator John Holt.
Private schools are holding their ground against surging competition and scared regulators.
Government officials should use the success of the competition as an educational moment.
Until we can get government entirely out of education, we'll have to keep fighting to preserve and expand our ability to choose what's right for our kids.
Seeing your kids held hostage in a battle between government factions is a great incentive to look for alternatives.
It's way past time that we dump factory-model schools for more individualized K-12 programs.
The system was developed by people attempting to get away from government control.
Teaching your own kids is a do-it-yourself option for an individualistic age.
And its descendant, the fight against Common Core