Tag: K-12

Civic Education Must Innovate to Deepen Constitutional Knowledge and Strengthen the Republic

Commentary In his first inaugural address, George Washington put the fate of this country’s democracy in the care of its people. “The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the Republican model of Government,” Washington explained, “are justly considered as deeply, perhaps as finally staked, on the experiment entrusted to the hands…


Undermining US Citizenship at K-12 Schools on American Military Bases

Commentary Schools on American military bases, educating almost 70,000 children of service personnel, push the same anti-racism curriculum found in America’s most liberal school districts, with the goal of preparing these students for lives dedicated to a global citizenship meant to displace American citizenship and the American way of life. The Department of Defense Education…


California Students Continue Mask Mandate Protests, NorCal Protests Shut Down by District

Hundreds of students across the state are showing up to school this week without masks in protest of California’s ongoing school mask mandate. Students up and down the state—including Chino Hills High School in Southern California and Bella Vista High School and the Oakdale Joint Unified School District in Northern California—are protesting the fact that…


Hundreds Protest Vaccine Mandates for K-12 in Huntington Beach

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.—A few hundred concerned parents, children, and friends against vaccine mandates rallied in Huntington Beach, California, on Jan. 3. The event, named the “Capitol to Coast Stand Up and Sit Out,” was put on by Unity Project—a state-wide organization founded to fight COVID-19 vaccine mandates for K–12 students—and Moms for Liberty, which shares…


Civic Education as a Duty and a Delight

Commentary For too many Americans, “civics” is either a vague mystery or akin to a dental cleaning: we know that we should do it but would avoid it if possible. Regrettably, our country has chosen in the past 50 years the path of avoidance and ignorance by demoting civic education in our schools, including higher…


South Carolina Supreme Court Upholds State Legislation Prohibiting Mask Mandates in K-12 Schools

The Supreme Court of South Carolina ruled unanimously on Thursday in favor of legislation prohibiting local school districts from using state money to enforce mask mandates. “Specifically, the ordinances’ enforcement provisions unequivocally place the responsibility to enforce the mask mandate on school personnel, forcing school employees to choose between violating either state or local law,”…


Urban Schools: An Education Crime Scene—Detroit, Baltimore, Cleveland, Oakland | Larry Elder

When you look at urban public education, it’s not public education—it’s a crime scene. Many public schools in cities across the country are failing their students. The money should follow the child rather than the other way around so that parents have an opportunity to put their kids in a school they want, whether public,…


School Choice Only Option in Divided Nation

Commentary The issue of critical race theory is raising a more fundamental question about our nation: education. Education is about more than teaching children to read and write. It is about transmitting values, transmitting a worldview, that will define how our youth think and how they will live. Per the Department of Education, in 2020,…


‘The Ugly Hand’ of Critical Race Theory in Schools, Attacks on Merit-Based Admission—Asra Nomani

In schools across America, “diversity, equity, and inclusion” initiatives are on the rise. At top-ranked high schools, merit-based, race-blind admission exams are being overhauled and replaced with lottery systems, and kids are being taught critical race theory-based lessons about race and oppression in America. What is really going on in schools across America? And what…


‘The Ugly Hand’ of Critical Race Theory in Schools, Attacks on Merit-Based Admission—Asra Nomani [Premiering 05/17 at 7pm ET]

In schools across America, “diversity, equity, and inclusion” initiatives are on the rise. At top-ranked high schools, merit-based, race-blind admission exams are being overhauled and replaced with lottery systems, and kids are being taught critical race theory-based lessons about race and oppression in America. What is really going on in schools across America? And what…