School Choice Weekly

Feds Force Virginia District into Transgender Locker Rooms

School Choice Weekly #88 Despite a flood of parent opposition, the Fairfax County, Virginia school board recently voted unanimously to allow transgender teachers and children to use the bathrooms, locker rooms, and sports teams of their non-biological sex. “People are very disturbed by what just happened,” former school board member Mychele Brickner told The Washington Times. “They didn’t take parents into account. The fact that they passed a motion like this and created an additional protected...

Idaho Superintendent Supports Parents

School Choice Weekly #87 This really shouldn’t be a “man bites dog” story, but it is. A local superintendent in Idaho is standing out from his peers by supporting parents who choose to excuse their children from Common Core tests. “We’ve honored every parent opt out request because we believe it’s a parent’s right,” Geoff Thomas told Idaho Education News. “So if a parent says, ‘I don’t want my child to take this test,’ we’ll find an alternative educational opportunity for [that child].” In his...

American Children Continue to Fail History

School Choice Weekly #86 The latest national test scores in U.S. history and civics are out, and they continue to tell a depressing tale. More than four in five American children are still not proficient in their national history. This means eighth graders had difficulty with multiple-choice questions asking them to identify leading abolitionists, explaining how the role of government changed because of the New Deal, choosing the most significant reason early Americans formed the Continental...

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