Tag:K-12 education

  • Reading from left to…left

    At one time, if you were to reach for a shortcut to all things American, you might reach for Mom, Apple Pie, the Flag, all caps because they represented some almost sacrosanct ideals. In some cases, you might even throw in Libraries, because nothing said freedom like the ability to…

  • Fetid Lilies

    In sonnet ninety-four, Shakespeare turns his brilliance to youth and its fickleness, ending the sonnet with one of the most memorable of his couplets: “For sweetest things turn sourest by their deeds/Lilies that fester smell far worse than weeds.” This couplet came to mind as  the current controversy regarding Critical…

  • School choice leads families and students to freedom from bullying

    Marjorie is a mother from Asheville whose oldest child experienced a negative bullying environment in their assigned public school, while her youngest struggled academically.  Today, their story looks very different, thanks to educational empowerment and the North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship program. By way of reminder, the…

  • Expanded school choice must be a pandemic lesson-learned

    By now, we are all too familiar with the struggles of pandemic-era education for both families and schools. The last 18 months will go down as one of the most challenging times in our nation’s history for students, teachers, and parents. For more evidence of learning loss, look no…

  • We must call it what it is…child abuse

    I live in Stanly County, and freedom-loving people in my community have been fighting for months to push our all-Republican school board to make masks optional in schools. Unfortunately, we have yet to effect change. But given that 108 of 115 North Carolina school districts still require masks in schools,…

  • In defense of private Christian schools

    Every year, private schools across the nation commence for graduation ceremonies. Yet, if many of today’s progressive educators are to be believed, the ceremony they participate in ought to be abolished or sent underground. They wish for public schools to be the primary—and in some activists’ view,…

  • Critical race theory seeks to recast America’s foundational beliefs

    Published below are the full and unedited remarks of NC Senate Leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, on the threat to critical race theory to American society and its founding principles. Berger offered up the remarks on July 14.  Certain Enlightenment Era concepts have defined American culture since our nation’s founding. Sometimes…