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Education

Parents Have a Right to Know What Their Kids are Being Taught in Classrooms

[Editor’s Note: This article is from Rep. Gosar’s weekly newsletter.] This week, I cosponsored H.R. 6056, the Parents Bill of Rights Act, to defend mom’s and dad’s fundamental rights against efforts to shut them out of their kid’s education.  Parents have a right to know what is being taught in the classroom and certainly have the

Native Americans

Arizona law allows Indigenous students greater cultural expression at graduation

Photo: Lourdes Pereira stands next to Gov. Doug Ducey on Sept. 1 as he signs House Bill 2705, which prevents schools from banning Native dress at graduation. Just minutes before her high school graduation in Gallup, New Mexico, three years ago, Dakotah Harvey was told to remove the eagle feather from her mortarboard or she

Politics

Democrats facing tough slog in 2022 governor’s races

Republicans are increasingly optimistic about flipping governor’s offices in key battleground states next year, buoyed by President Joe Biden’s sagging approval ratings, Democratic infighting in Congress and better-than-expected results in elections in Virginia and New Jersey. Democrats were already steeled for tough races, but the upset loss in Virginia’s governor’s race and a close win

Patrick J. Buchanan

Opinion: Virginia Secedes From Biden’s Party

“I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.” With this remark — arrogant, dismissive, contemptuous — in his debate with Glenn Youngkin, Terry McAuliffe committed a historic gaffe. From that debate forward, his poll numbers steadily sank until McAuliffe lost his lead, and with it, the election. And going down to

Michael Barone

Opinion: Bill de Blasio Is On the Way Out, But His Mindset Lingers

As his two terms as New York’s mayor approach their end, and long after his presidential campaign ended with a whimper, Bill de Blasio has chimed in with one last act of destruction: a proposal to end the public schools’ entry-by-exam gifted and talented program for first graders. De Blasio’s gripe is that selection by

Opinion

Opinion: Charity That Changes Lives

Government-run schools fail kids. Teachers unions and education bureaucrats say, “We need more money!” But America already spends a fortune on public schools. My town, New York City, spends $28,000 per student — half-a-million dollars per classroom! Think about what you could do with that money: Hire five teachers? Pay for private tutors? Where does

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