Governance and Leadership

School voucher legislation failed earlier this year in the Oklahoma state senate. The Oklahoma State Capitol building is seen here.

Why Even Oklahoma Couldn’t Pass a School Voucher Bill

Major political and election reforms are the paths to genuine change
A man reads a copy of Maus by Art Spiegelman

Suits Challenging Book “Banning” May Be Better Politics than Law

School boards can’t suppress ideas they dislike but do have “broad discretion”
President Joe Biden arrives with Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to visit with students at Luis Muñoz Marin Elementary School in Philadelphia, Friday, March 11, 2022.

Enough Already

Biden asks Congress for tens of billions more in education spending
Kim Fritschy, left, is joined by other teachers calling for increased Covid-19 testing outside P.S. 64 Earth School Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021, in New York.

Post-New Year School Closures Defy Common Sense

The longer the education hesitancy persists, the greater the damage
Photo of Michael Brickman

How Federal Government Writes the Rules for Schools

"Too many people are not even aware that these regulations are being developed, much less that they can have a say in the end result."
Painting by Norman Rockwell

On Race in the Classroom, Republicans Risk Overreaching

Few parents may want woke curriculum, but how many want book banning instead?
Virginia's Terry McAuliffe made a politically costly blunder by saying "I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach."

A Parents’ Education Bill of Rights Is a Fine Thing—Within Limits

Education is not exclusively the province of parents any more than it’s the monopoly of the state.

What Youngkin’s Virginia Win Means for Education

It was all about values, frustration, and parental empowerment. And that is potent, deeply personal stuff.

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