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Opinion: Woke Classrooms Show Why US Parents Should Be Free to Choose on Schools

Illinois legislators last week voted in favor of enacting new “Culturally Responsive Teaching and Leading Standards” in the state’s teacher education programs. Beginning in October, all Illinois teacher training programs must start to reflect the new standards that focus on “systems of oppression,” with teacher trainees required to “understand that there are systems in our society that

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Opinion: Democrats Choose Union Dollars Over Charter School Families

For Democratic politicians and America’s charter school families, it’s a case of “that was then, this is now.” Just four years ago, President Barack Obama issued a National Charter Schools Week proclamation praising charter schools as innovative and critical to the success of students who don’t do well in traditional public schools. “Charter schools have

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Opinion: Education Innovation Needed Now More Than Ever

Have you ever taken time to appreciate your local grocery store? Standing in the checkout line at Wegmans last week, I noted my selections — chorizo, milk, Cheerios, sushi. The gentleman ahead of me chose tomatoes, mushrooms and beer. The lady behind — Ezekiel bread and almond butter. Each of us purchased wildly different foods

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