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10 Must-Read Education Stories From This Week

Teachers Union Officials Caught Admitting School Failures, Randi Weingarten Criticizes Jews, Board Members Demand Homeless Encampments Remain Campus, and More

10. Los Angeles District to Use COVID Relief Money to Give New Child Care Perk to Teachers

Los Angeles Unified teachers and other employees with young children will receive a $500 monthly child care stipend as they return to classrooms after a year of campus closures. Read Now

9. Kindergarten Applications Are Down 12% in New York City

Just under 55,500 families applied to kindergarten for the 2021-22 school year, down from almost 63,000 the year prior. Read Now

8. 70 School Districts Preparing to Sue Ohio Over Private School Vouchers

About 70 Ohio school districts plan to sue the state over the laws that allow vouchers for private school tuition, arguing that it results in an educational system that’s unconstitutional. Read Now

7. Oklahoma Districts Band Together to Block Charter Schools From Getting Equal Funding

More than 100 superintendents and school boards around the state are concerned about a recent move by Oklahoma’s State Board of Education to equalize funding of charter and traditional public schools. Read Now

6. Seattle School Board Members Demand Homeless Encampments Remain on Campus as Students Return to In-Person Learning

Students who returned to in person learning at Seattle Public Schools on Monday for the first time in over a year found homeless encampments waiting for them on the grounds of two of the district’s campuses. Read Now


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HOWE: Leaked Teacher Training Video Shows How Cultish Critical Race Theory Is Being Pushed on Teachers

Over the course of the video you can see how teachers are primed to accept increasingly radical statements, how cult indoctrination techniques soften their psychological defenses and, finally, how induced insecurity is leveraged to guilt teachers into becoming radical activists in the classrooms and beyond. Read Now


5. School Districts Refuse to Commit to Reopening Full Time This Fall

Parents, students and teachers, exhausted by the false starts, union battles, quarantines and remote learning that have upended this school year, are looking around the bend with an urgent, fretful question: Come fall, will school at last be back to normal? Read Now

4. Nearly Half of U.S. Parents Would Prefer Not to Send Their Child to a Four-Year College

One reason parents may be interested in these noncollege experiences for their children is that they value the practical learning they offer. Read Now

3. WATCH: Undercover Video Catches Teachers Union Officials Admitting Failures by Traditional Public Schools

Students are suffering — and union leaders admitted it on hidden camera. Read Now

2. Just 34% of Students Learning Full Time in Classrooms, According to Federal Survey

Large numbers of students are not returning to the classroom even as more schools reopen for full-time, in-person learning, according to a survey released Wednesday by the Biden administration. Read Now

1. AFT Teachers Union Head Smears Jews as ‘Ownership Class’ for Criticizing School Closures

Union leader Randi Weingarten criticized Jews as “part of the ownership class” dedicated to denying opportunities to others in an interview released on Friday. Read Now

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