Manchin worries free education will turn Americans into moochers. Students are left in the dust

Manchin worries free education will turn Americans into moochers. Students are left in the dust

This post was originally published on this site With barely a whimper, free community college for all Americans bit the dust, at least for now. Already stripped from the pared-down Build Back Better bill proposed by the Biden administration in October, free community college will not re-emerge as a free-standing...

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CNN Poll: Economy and education will shape how Americans vote in 2022

CNN Poll: Economy and education will shape how Americans vote in 2022

This post was originally published on this siteVoters begin the midterm year primarily focused on economic issues, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS in January and February. The survey also showed that Democrats are suffering an early deficit in enthusiasm about voting, a dynamic that could be...

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Home Educators are Teachers Act would allow federal tax deductions for home-schooling expenses

Home Educators are Teachers Act would allow federal tax deductions for home-schooling expenses

This post was originally published on this siteRep. Ralph Norman (R-SC5) Maybe you could even claim a tax writeoff for the cost of your kid’s clarinet lessons. Context Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the percentage of home-schooled K-12 students nearly doubled between 1999 and 2016, rising from 1.7 to 3.3 percent. That...

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Gov. Greg Abbott taps into parent anger to fuel reelection campaign

Gov. Greg Abbott taps into parent anger to fuel reelection campaign

This post was originally published on this site Last week, Gov. Greg Abbott made a promise to Texas parents. In the midst of continuing Republican-led political fights over what is allowed to be taught in public schools — namely over race, gender and sex — Abbott has put parental rights...

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Charter Schools Win Support by Offering Education Flexibility

Charter Schools Win Support by Offering Education Flexibility

This post was originally published on this site  Charter schools are sort of the gateway drug of school choice. As publicly funded, tuition-free education options, they’re not hugely different from the traditional public schools with which they compete. And yet the private management of charter schools allows for an astonishing...

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Republicans Pin National Education Battle to Parents’ Bill of Rights

Republicans Pin National Education Battle to Parents’ Bill of Rights

This post was originally published on this site Republicans are growing increasingly confident they’ll retake the House in 2022—and they’re positioning themselves to make parents’ rights in education a national priority. Rep. Julia Letlow’s (R., La.) Parents’ Bill of Rights was the focus of a Tuesday roundtable discussion among Republican...

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School districts shift to remote learning as COVID-19 cases spike among staff: Updates

School districts shift to remote learning as COVID-19 cases spike among staff: Updates

This post was originally published on this siteSchool districts shift to remote learning amid worsening teacher shortages. Latest COVID-19 updates.     

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Mitt Romney says Biden administration failed to ramp up COVID-19 testing when it had the chance

Mitt Romney says Biden administration failed to ramp up COVID-19 testing when it had the chance

This post was originally published on this site  Health care worker Bob Ekoh administers COVID-19 tests at City Hall in Herriman on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. | Spenser Heaps, Deseret News Tests in high demand as omicron variant surges As Americans endure long lines and search stores for a COVID-19...

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US Supreme Court leans toward public funding of religious schools

US Supreme Court leans toward public funding of religious schools

This post was originally published on this site The US Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared poised to accept that public funds can be used to support families sending their children to religious schools, challenging longstanding principles of separation of church and state. Two evangelical Christian families in the northeastern state...

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Supreme Court to decide whether states can refuse to pay for religious education

Supreme Court to decide whether states can refuse to pay for religious education

This post was originally published on this siteTwo sets of parents are suing Maine over its policy of making tuition money available in areas that don’t have public high schools but not for schools that promote sectarian beliefs.

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