School Choice Weekly

Oklahoma Common Core Repeal Found Constitutional

School Choice Weekly #45 With an 8–1 decision on Tuesday, the Oklahoma Supreme Court rebuffed a lawsuit the state board of education had filed against the legislature. The board of education argued the legislature has no constitutional right to determine public school curriculum and tests. Four hours after oral arguments, the court ruled that as it is: Preposterous. For one, in 2010 the board made no objection to legislators deciding curriculum mandates when the legislature passed Common Core...

Back to Defacing History

School Choice Weekly #44 Soon, the Fourth of July will be the one day a year American children celebrate their country, a break from the rest of the year they spend enduring anti-American history instruction. In National Review Online this week, Stanley Kurtz noted School Reform News exclusives analyzing negative changes to American History Advanced Placement curriculum. He writes: It turns out that D’Souza’s film [America: Imagine the World Without Her] could not be better timed. Although it...

Safeguarding Our Independence

School Choice Weekly #43 Liberty is precious, and precious things require careful preservation. Like an exquisite but delicate flower, liberty needs nurturing and protection. One of the institutions America’s founders created to preserve our culture of liberty and self-government was education. In their day, education was not a monolithic system controlled by national nannies. It was an institution similar to, and springing from, the family. When we say the word “family” we automatically think...

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