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Charter schools encourage engagement

My children’s school hosted its first SOL preparation meeting last week.

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Don’t be soft on competition

We’ve lost perspective in our society when it comes to competition.

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Diverse students warrant diverse schools

The Ritz-Carlton is the epitome of opulence. Motel 6 is simple and humble.

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Time’s up for critical thinking

Educators can’t stop talking about critical thinking.

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Fighting against the standards

One of the most basic lessons in human interaction is this: If you do not behave appropriately for ...

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Putting students in charge of classrooms

Progressives claim that traditional approaches to teaching diminish student agency and limit perspectives.

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The politics of public education

Progressives in the field of education believe there is no politically neutral position in education. I actually agree ...

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The politics of classroom power

Progressivism, especially that of John Dewey, is the main philosophy taught in schools and used to measure quality ...

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SOLs reduce total learning

The Virginia Standards of Learning are nearly 20 years old now, which means a number of graduating classes ...

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School choice means more freedom

I’ve been a school choice advocate for many years, but I recently concluded that school choice is not ...

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