One-size-fits-some policies drive parents and students to seek better education options.
Charter enrollment grew by 7 percent last school year, double the prior year.
Families looking for alternatives to battlefields of the culture war have a bonanza of educational options.
Unresponsive government institutions fuel state-level measures to help parents and children pick learning models that suit them.
Not only are more families picking alternatives to public schools but, by and large, they like them.
Even after the massive Biden stimulus, union head honcho Randi Weingarten complains that schools don't have the resources or ability to fully reopen.
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.
Teachers who refuse to go back to work should not get to cut in line.
First the union invaded, now it refuses to leave.
If passed, new laws will give parents more control over how their education dollars are spent.
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.
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.
New data suggest that school districts in states with stronger teachers unions are significantly less likely to reopen in person this fall.
Teachers Unions Want Wealth Taxes, Charter School Bans, and Medicare for All Before Schools Can Reopen
What does this have to do with safely educating kids in the midst of a pandemic? Not much.
"I'm retiring earlier than I had planned because I just can't be a part of this any longer."
The Washington Post finally corrected Dean Robert Pianta's erroneous op-ed.
Chicago Teachers Go on Strike to Demand Higher Pay, Smaller Class Sizes, New Schools, More Staff, and Affordable Housing
More than 300,000 students in Chicago were out of school on Friday as the teachers strike continued.
'Unschooling' Is the Ultimate Laissez-Faire Version of School Choice. But Can Your Kids Teach Themselves How To Read and Do Math?
Author Kerry McDonald explains why her kids flourish outside of conventional classrooms—and why yours might too.
After L.A. Teachers' Strike, California Task Force Recommends Strict Restrictions on Charter Schools
Union leaders made charters a major point of contention during the January protests.
Spending four times more in real dollars per pupil doesn't compensate for low-quality teaching.
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They demanded higher salaries. The real problem: A disconnect between what teachers see in their paychecks and what employers are actually paying them.
Currently, most Florida public school teachers can't carry in the classroom.
Actually, the average salary for public-school teachers is close to the median income for U.S. households.