I admit, I’ve never paid attention to Gwinnett County school board meetings. As a parent with 18 years in the school system, Gwinnett County Public Schools has exceeded my expectations. According to the March 24 issue of the Washington Post, about 47% of schools are open for full in-person instruction.
The Biden administration has made it clear it wants to expand the regulatory state and double down on government involvement in all areas of American life. One of those areas that deserves more attention is education. Recently, the Department of Education issued a proposal that specifies two curriculum priorities for
Today, FreedomWorks Foundation submitted a formal comment opposing a proposed rule by the Department of Education that would incentivize and provide funding for the teaching of critical race theory in America’s schools. The proposed rule would retarget existing priorities for American History and Civics Education programs to require schools seeking
This month, FreedomWorks Foundation’s Regulatory Action Center and Building Education for Students Together (BEST) initiative have joined forces to push back against federal control of civics education. In a new proposed rule by the Department of Education (ED), the Biden administration is seeking to add new strings to educational grants
If you were attending or listening to the school board meeting last Thursday, April 15, you may have heard the fireworks going on in the background. Chairman Everton Blair had to stop the meeting so that people could be removed from the room. These meetings have been heated with disruptions
The new Biden rule favoring education grants that push Critical Race Theory is a disaster for this country. Put that new rule together with the massive federal Civics Secures Democracy Act that pushes both leftist “action civics” and Critical Race Theory, and K–12 education in America will be transformed beyond
I am a busy mom of 4 wonderful children and a wife of a hard working husband. I had the best memories of watching each of my children experience their 1st year of school in the Peoria Unified School District (PUSD). Their teachers were kind, engaging and overall the same
Loudoun County, Virginia School Board Member Beth Barts joins FreedomWorks Wall of Shame. The overtly despicable actions of a Loudoun County, VA elected official have united public school parents with demands for the removal of 6 of 9 school board members In Loudoun County. By way of a Facebook group,
As the United States approaches the one-year anniversary of COVID-19 lockdowns being imposed across the nation, Democrats and their allies in the teachers unions continue to falsely claim that schools can’t be reopened safely. Thankfully, millions of parents on both sides of the political spectrum are beginning to see through
Legislation that would create publicly funded educational savings accounts to help families pay for private tuition and other expenses sailed through its final Florida Senate committee stop Thursday, reigniting a perennial debate over school choice. School choice is here to stay, Senate President Wilton Simpson, R-Trilby, said minutes after the
The Oakley Union Elementary School District Board of Trustees hit the FreedomWorks Wall of Shame radar last week after being caught on a hot mic mocking and making derogatory comments about parents in reaction to mounting pressure from parents to open the Oakley Union Elementary School District to in-person learning.
Parents across America are rightfully expressing their outrage at the Biden’s administration’s latest guidance regarding school reopenings. The president’s unrealistic list of requirements for sending students back to the classroom were heavily influenced by teachers unions rather than science, even as studies have established that schools aren’t “super-spreaders” of COVID-19.
The majority of Americans believe it is immoral to force children into schools as a function of their street address. Sure, some families can afford to send their kids to private schools. These families have real options if they are willing to pay for education twice: once through their taxes