The new framework aims to keep everyone learning at the same level for as long as possible.
Unresponsive government institutions fuel state-level measures to help parents and children pick learning models that suit them.
Giving kids more educational options would help produce the long-term change activists want.
Kentucky is now the 28th state with some form of school choice.
Gov. Andy Beshear blocked a bill that would have allowed families to cross district lines in pursuit of better schools.
Not only are more families picking alternatives to public schools but, by and large, they like them.
School closures are the best thing to happen to educational choice.
Public schools can barely teach kids at all, but their defenders don’t want you trying alternatives.
Abusive teachers’ unions and floundering bureaucrats make do-it-yourself education pretty attractive.
Why not give parents the money to send kids to a private school that is actually open?
We literally can't afford it.
The silver lining to disastrous education lockdowns? A massive increase in support for all sorts of student-centered reforms.
First the union invaded, now it refuses to leave.
Black families need control of their children's K-12 education, says the Minnesota activist. The past year's lockdowns might just make that happen.
There’s no reason to fight over the content of your kids’ lessons when you can choose your own.
If passed, new laws will give parents more control over how their education dollars are spent.
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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.
Union leaders shame parents, arguing that equity gaps will widen if parents pull their children out of public schools.
"That behavior was unconscionable for our country."
Even as the pandemic has exposed the desperate need for disruptions to the calcified public school system, Congress just voted to restrict some of the very creativity that's sorely needed.
Pandemic chaos is driving families to flee government institutions in search of education that better suits their needs.
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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.
Low-income kids were most likely to get online-only instruction, according to Pew.
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Alexandria City Public Schools is still in virtual mode, and top education official Gregory Hutchings has enrolled his child elsewhere.
Lockdowns are forcing students, parents, educators, and even taxpayers to look for all sorts of alternatives to the status quo.
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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.
Republicans have turned away from freedom in many ways during the Trump era, but at least they've embraced school choice at the national level.
Punishing families for struggling with distance learning is doubly wrong.
As families flock to virtual charter schools and "pandemic pods," California blocks the money from following the child.
DIY approaches to education—including homeschooling, learning pods, and microschools—are gaining popularity as public schools fold under pressure.
Independent education means a wide range of approaches as to what children are taught.
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What does this have to do with safely educating kids in the midst of a pandemic? Not much.
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.