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COVID-19 HAS ACCENTUATED VALUE OF EDUCATION SAVINGS ACCOUNTS

June 06, 2020

by Jonathan Butcher As of today, school buildings likely will be closed for the rest of the academic year in all states except Montana and Wyoming. Ready or not, if you are a parent or guardian, you may be spending the next few weeks rotating from your household and work assignments to your child’s virtual school assignments.

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As COVID-19 Kills Catholic Schools, Dems Play Politics

May 29, 2020

     COMMENTARY By Maureen Ferguson May 21, 2020 (AP Photo/Jim Mone) Catholic schools are a national treasure, and they are facing an existential threat due to the economic fallout of the pandemic. They have also become a political pawn in the fierce debate over the congressional response to the crisis.                    

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Educational Redlining Must End

May 18, 2020

By Gloria Romero,   Today marks the 66th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, the Supreme Court decision declaring segregated schools unconstitutional. With all deliberate speed, little Linda Brown’s race would never again be used to access a public education “available to all on equal terms.” Sixty-six years later, our schools remain highly segregated, including in the “blue states” of New York, California, Illinois and Maryland, which have shameful legacies. A 2016 report showed that New York has the most segregated schools for blacks,...

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A Pandemic is a Perfect Time to Restore Education

May 07, 2020

By Rebecca FriedrichsPublished in Washington ExaminerMay 4, 2020  The COVID 19 pandemic is exposing what many have known for decades: Our education system is broken. But the situation also presents us with a silver lining: the opportunity to uncover the damaging influences and restore education.

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Quick Guide: Understanding California charter schools

May 07, 2020

CHARTER SCHOOLS JULY 20, 2017 MIKHAIL ZINSHTEYN thanks to THERESA HARRINGTON/EDSOURCE What are charter schools, who runs them and how are they different from traditional public schools? Charter schools are public schools that get funding from the state and have greater flexibility in hiring, curriculum, management and other aspects of their operations. Unlike traditional public schools that are run by school districts with an elected school board and a board-appointed superintendent, most charter schools are run by organizations with their own self-appointed boards.

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Study Finds Historic Drop in National Reading and Math Scores Since Adoption of Common Core Curriculum Standards

May 07, 2020

Lower performing students hardest hit BOSTON - As we approach the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the United States De-partment of Education in May, shocking trends in student performance should lead us to recon-sider the federal role in education and whether the initiative for policymaking should be returned to local schools, communities, and states.  

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Pandemic Exposes Education Scandal: Parents Find Out Kids Can’t Write!

May 07, 2020

April 22, 2020 By Stephen Frank Now that children are home, still doing school work parents learning a hard lesson.  In this article, the lesson learned is that government education has not helped our kids from learning to write.  From conversations I have heard parents shocked that kids can not do basic math.  We already know that like the old Soviet Union, our government schools teach revisionist history.  The good news is that this crisis will cause people to take kids out of government schools—either to...

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California Test Scores Plunge:Common Core Likely Culprit

May 07, 2020

pacificresearch.org/california-student-test-score-plunge-common-core-a-likely-culprit Lance Izumi The results of the 2019 National Assessment for Educational Progress, often called the “Nation’s Report Card,” came out recently and California’s scores once again tanked, with one of the likely causes being the national Common Core standards and aligned curricula. The NAEP exam, which is given every two years, tests students in fourth and eighth grade, and is measured on a 500-point scale with student performance categorized as advanced, proficient, basic, and below basic.

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What You Should Know About California Sex Education

May 07, 2020

Here’s What You Should Know About California Sex Education Mary Margaret Olohan on July 8, 2019 The California Board of Education, Planned Parenthood, and the ACLU created and implement a progressive sex education and gender theory agenda. Students are shown sexually explicit content from kindergarten through 12th grade.  Topics include fisting, blood play, masturbation, oral sex, and more.   The California Board of Education implemented progressive sex and gender education curriculum in public schools across the state, regardless, in some cases, of parental knowledge or consent....

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The Civil Rights Movement of the 21st Century

May 07, 2020

by Michael Alexander. The most important battle America now faces is the battle for the freedom of parents to choose how they educate their children.  Our plan is to support the qualification and passage of a statewide initiative for School Choice for the California 2022 statewide ballot. School Choice is the next great chapter in the on-going civil rights movement in America.

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Government Sanctioned Child Abuse

May 07, 2020

By Larry Sand February 25, 2020.  Wisconsin parents fight the transgender lobby, while California is going in the other direction. Fourteen Wisconsin parents represented by Alliance Defending Freedom and the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty, public interest legal firms, have filed a lawsuit in an attempt to stop a policy they say “instructs teachers to assist and encourage children in adopting transgender identities without notifying—and possibly while deceiving—parents.

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Illiteracy Pays... $50 Million

May 07, 2020

"I'll take FAIL for $50 million, Alex..." Well, it's no way to run a railroad, but illiteracy pays.  $50 million. The State of California was sued by a class of primary school children.  The court found the State of California 'guilty' of not equipping the children with basic reading skills. Who got the $50 million?  It wasn't the children who today do not have basic reading skills and have to face life in a highly competitive world... unable to read.

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"Throw a punch for the Children"

May 07, 2020

Recently heard at the DNC Convention in San Francisco; "You’ve got to be ready to take a punch," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said. "And therefore, you have to be ready to throw a punch. For the children. Throw a punch for the children." I would like to thank Nancy for her very sage advice which should be directed to those of us who support CaliforniaSchoolChoice.org, One of their proposed solutions to improve education is a California initiative which will allow parents to take back...

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