Governance and Leadership

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Six Questions to Ask the School-Board Candidates

If a candidate claims only the superintendent is responsible for academics, vote for someone else or run yourself.

Teachers Unions May Intimidate Student School-Board Members

Article exploring youthful representation trend draws a reader response
Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) speaks to guests with Representative Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) during a press event highlighting the "Parents Bill of Rights", at the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, March 1, 2023.

Speaker McCarthy, Trump Push “Parents’ Rights”

A right to direct election of school principals? To twice-a-year parent-teacher conferences?
Teachers Union Leaders Becky Pringle and Randi Weingarten look on earlier this month as a member of Congress, Frederica Wilson, speaks about legislation that would raise starting teacher pay to $60,000 a year.

Democrats Push on “Teacher Pay Crisis”

Senator Sanders would set $60,000 nationwide salary minimum
Photo of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis

A Few Reflections on the AP African American History Clash

Governor DeSantis was right to criticize the course for commingling history and advocacy.

Education Advice for Incoming Governors

Ask questions. Everyone is incentivized to tell you things are going swimmingly.


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