“Pandemic Pods” Make Homeschooling Easier For Parents and Profitable for Teachers

This tumultuous back-to-school season has parents and teachers alike scrambling to make sense of the madness: from ever-changing district directives to COVID-19 response protocols. Some school systems have announced that the academic year will start with remote-learning-only. Others are pursuing partial reopening options with both online and in-person instruction. Still others are planning to fully … Continue reading “Pandemic Pods” Make Homeschooling Easier For Parents and Profitable for Teachers

Progressive ‘Squad’ Members Are Pushing a Bailout for the Privileged in the Middle of a Pandemic

Both Rep. Ayanna Pressley and Rep. Ilhan Omar made their names as self-avowed “democratic socialists” and members of the “Squad,” a group of far-left Democratic lawmakers seeking to overhaul the US economic system in the name of justice and equality. So, it might surprise you to hear that in the middle of a pandemic decimating … Continue reading Progressive ‘Squad’ Members Are Pushing a Bailout for the Privileged in the Middle of a Pandemic

What Betsy DeVos Gets Wrong (and Homeschoolers Get Right) about Reopening Schools

While the pandemic itself is generating much uncertainty, the battle over back-to-school is causing downright whiplash. Last month, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommended that schools work to reopen for in-person learning this fall. The physician group stated that it “strongly advocates that all policy considerations for the coming school year should start with … Continue reading What Betsy DeVos Gets Wrong (and Homeschoolers Get Right) about Reopening Schools

Supreme Court to Hear Case of Georgia Students Denied First Amendment Rights

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case brought by the Alliance Defending Freedom of two former Georgia college students who were prevented from sharing their faith on their college campus. “The bottom line is this: Government officials must be held responsible for enacting and enforcing policies that trample students’ constitutionally protected freedoms,” John Bursch, senior … Continue reading Supreme Court to Hear Case of Georgia Students Denied First Amendment Rights

Taxpayers Need to Hold Public Schools Accountable

School districts around the country have been announcing reopening possibilities for the upcoming school year. The options often include full-time virtual learning, two or three in-person days at school, or a combination of the two. In a few districts, I’ve seen four or five suggestions. Public schools in Fairfax County, Virginia, one of the wealthiest counties in … Continue reading Taxpayers Need to Hold Public Schools Accountable

Collective Bargaining in State and Local Government

Congress is debating bills to address police misconduct as well as to provide further aid to state and local governments struggling with budget deficits. But the states can address both issues themselves with one reform: repealing collective bargaining for public workers. State and local workforces are heavily unionized with 39 percent of workers covered by … Continue reading Collective Bargaining in State and Local Government

Warding off International Students Will Destroy US Jobs

An ongoing lawsuit filed by the American labor union, The Washington Alliance of Technology Workers, or “Washtech,” is threatening to increase unemployment and damage the ability of the US to attract highly-skilled foreign talent. The target of the lawsuit is Optional Practical Training (OPT), which allows international students to remain in the US for a … Continue reading Warding off International Students Will Destroy US Jobs