Countdown: 10 Must-Read Education Stories from This Week

Woke History, Masking Dropout Rates, School Choice Hypocrisy and More

10. National School Choice Week President Announces New Book, Offers ‘7 Steps to Finding the Right School for Your Child’

Andrew Campanella’s The School Choice Roadmap: 7 Steps to Finding the Right School for Your Child, helps parents understand the different types of schools available, without any confusing education policy jargon. Read Now

9. ‘Who Has the Money to Fight Goliath?’: A Chicago Family Battles to Keep Special Needs Child in Private School

Oliwier Kluzik’s relatives are fighting to keep him at a suburban therapeutic school where he thrived, but the district said it’s not on an approved list of contracted schools. Read Now

8. Students across the Country Skip School to Fight Climate ‘Emergency’

While supporters of all ages are turning out, the day was billed as a walkout by high school students to call on world leaders to step up their efforts against carbon emissions and other environmental issues. Read Now

7. Trump Administration Drops Appeal of Lawsuit over Obama-Era Special Education Rule

The administration had been fighting a March ruling from U.S. District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan in Washington, D.C. ordering what’s known as the “significant disproportionality” rule to take effect immediately. Read Now

6. ‘Propagandistic’ Qatari-Funded Group Gave $30 Million to American Public Schools

Schools that accept grants from the Qatar Foundation International (QFI) are required to give over a degree of access to the foreign-funded organization, including at-will access to students, documents show. Read Now

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ANTONUCCI: As One Teachers Union Front Group Exposed, Another Takes Its Place

Teacher union front groups have a long and storied history. We should expect them to continue, but we should also expect our news outlets to delve a little deeper into their origins. Read Now

5. Profile: Cory Booker’s Sudden Abandonment of School Choice

As Booker runs for president, his relationship with DeVos, his previous support of vouchers and his continuing praise for charter schools present potential roadblocks. Read Now

4. Fewer Than Half of Providence Politicians’ Children Go to Traditional Public Schools

Most of the children of the 38 elected officials from Providence go to private, religious or charter schools. Read Now

3. Black, Latino Voters Threaten to Buck 2020 Dem Hopefuls over Charter Schools

The protesters outside the Democratic presidential primary debate last week in Houston were not right-wing activists or fans of President Trump. Read Now

2. Indiana Schools Designate Students as Being Homeschooled to Mask Dropout Rates, Analysis Suggests

When students are recorded as leaving to homeschool in Indiana, they’re left out of a school’s graduation calculations, as though they never attended at all. This can improve schools’ graduation rates. Read Now

1. RealClearInvestigations: Woke History Is Making Big Inroads in America’s High Schools

They are taught about colonialism, state violence, racism, intergenerational trauma, heteropatriarchy and the common thread that links them: “whiteness.” Read Now

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