- Scott Walker Is Just Getting Started
Those who value “social justice” should be the biggest supporters of school choice and vouchers.
- TN Senate sponsor withdraws Academic Freedom bill
The Senate sponsor of a bill to shield teachers from discipline for criticizing scientific theories has taken the proposal off notice for the year.
- The GOP sends in a Marine for education reform
Rep. John Kline, now in his fifth term, chairs the Education and the Workforce Committee that will have jurisdiction over rethinking No Child Left Behind, which soon will be 10 years old and may not recognizably survive to see its 12th birthday.
- Indiana Senate Passes Nation’s Largest Voucher Bill
The Indiana Senate today passed legislation that would create the nation’s broadest school voucher program, allowing low- and middle-income families to use taxpayer funds to send their children to the private school of their choice.
- Teachers Explain How They Push Marxism in the Classroom
New York City and Los Angeles teachers explain how they push Marxism and social justice in their classrooms.
- Committee OKs bill to end teachers’ contract negotiations
Sen. Jack Johnson, R-Brentwood, cast his amendment as a major concession to teachers, although his bill still would repeal the state’s collective bargaining law and end contract negotiations by teachers.The amendment, approved by the Senate Education Committee by a 6-3 vote,
- A Summary of Active School Choice Legislation in the U.S.
Several state legislatures across the country are set to expand school choice opportunities by adopting policies that provide publicly-funded scholarships to allow students to attend private schools and education tax credit programs for individuals and businesses that fund private school tuition.
- TCAP scores to become part of students’ final grades
Beginning next year, results from TCAP testing will be factored into individual students’ final spring semester grades.