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The Hill : Congress can ensure charter school funds reach those who need it

September 19, 2022 | By JOE LUPPINO-ESPOSITO

It isn’t often that a government agency sandbags a program that Congress has entrusted it to execute. But that’s the case with the Department of Education (DOE) and the federal Charter Schools Program. … ...

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Oral arguments in Coalition for TJ are today. Here are 5 things you should know.

September 15, 2022 | By NICOLE W.C. YEATMAN

For Northern Virginia families hoping to send their kids to Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology—the top-ranked public high school in the country—today (September 16) is a big day.  That’s when the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in Coalition for TJ v. Fairfax County School Board to determine w ...

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The Hill : Biden administration threatens free speech with Title IX gender identity rule

September 12, 2022 | By ETHAN BLEVINS

American campuses, which should be havens for free speech, have become infested with puritanical zealotry that does not abide dissent, especially on controversial topics such as race and gender identity. … ...

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The Hill : California’s ‘privilege’-based curricula are at odds with American ideals

August 22, 2022 | By JACK BROWN

California’s schools increasingly are embracing the notion that students should be judged based on the color of their skin, rather than the content of their character. … ...

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San Francisco’s school board rejected discriminatory admissions changes; school boards around the country should pay attention

August 16, 2022 | By ERIN WILCOX

How long does it take to destroy a high-performing, beloved public high school? Fortunately, San Francisco residents won’t have to find out. Last month, by a vote of 4-3, the San Francisco Board of Education reinstated merit-based admissions at Lowell High School, the city’s premier public school for academically gifted students. As the ...

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Discourse : Irrational Basis

August 05, 2022 | By ANASTASIA BODEN

The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade. While the outcome of the case is, of course, important—state legislatures can now more strictly regulate abortion—the court’s reasoning will have effects far beyond that particular debate. In Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, the majority ruled that abortion is not a fundamental righ ...

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The Hill : Entrepreneurs in the construction industry deserve opportunity, not racial quotas

July 25, 2022 | By WENCONG FA

An optimistic small-business owner in New York, Henry Kaiser’s life changed when he asked his girlfriend’s father for permission to marry her. Kaiser’s future father-in-law said he’d permit no wedding until Kaiser had saved enough money and built a house for his bride. He left Kaiser with one piece of advice: Move west. Kais ...

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Des Moines Register : Quota for nominating panel deprives Iowans of opportunities

July 17, 2022 | By WENCONG FA

The late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, when asked how many female U.S. Supreme Court justices would be enough, famously replied, “when there are nine.” Yet the court that Ginsburg envisioned would be impossible if it were governed by Iowa’s gender quota, which mandates an equal number of male and female commissioners on the state ...

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The Hill : California reparations task force should tackle root of housing crisis

July 05, 2022 | By ANDREW QUINIO

A house divided cannot stand, and at today’s prices, it can’t be afforded either. That is especially true in California, where the dream of homeownership has failed to materialize for individuals of all backgrounds. Home prices are undeniably prohibitive for many Golden State residents; California has the second-highest median home pric ...