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School Choice Is The Only Option

by John B. Taylor mentioning Thomas Sowellvia Project Syndicate
Monday, August 3, 2020

If there is a potential silver lining to the United States' experience with COVID-19, it can be found in the domain of primary and secondary education, where the demand for alternatives to traditional public schools is surging. The pandemic has both laid bare the US education gap and pointed the way to a solution.

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David Henderson: Coronavirus Virus May Strike Teachers Unions

interview with David R. Hendersonvia Fox News
Friday, July 31, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow David Henderson talks about the coronavirus, school closures, and teachers' unions.

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An Education Renaissance And Other Commentary

quoting David R. Hendersonvia The New York Post
Friday, July 31, 2020
While many parents rightly wonder if their kids will “ever get an education” as teachers’ unions threaten “safety strikes,” David R. Henderson at The Wall Street Journal is “optimistic about the future of education” in general.
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Center For American Liberty Files Injunction In #OpenCASchools Lawsuit

quoting Scott W. Atlasvia California Globe
Friday, July 31, 2020

Governor Newsom announced that in more than 30 counties, representing 80% of the state’s population, school buildings will remain closed. “This prohibition of in-person educational instruction appears to restrict both private and public schools—leaving the overwhelming majority of students without genuine access to an education,” the Center for American Liberty said when the filed a lawsuit to block the implementation of Governor Newsom’s shutdown of California schools.

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Michael Petrilli: The Education Gadfly Show: Should Districts Outsource Virtual Learning?

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses with, Rob Kremer, director of government relations at Pearson and owner of Connections Academy, and David Griffith, whether school districts should be trying to build online schools on their own or should outsource the role to companies like Connections Academy.
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Gov. Kristi Noem: Science Shows Not Going To School Hurts Kids Much Worse Than COVID

quoting Scott W. Atlasvia The Federalist
Thursday, July 30, 2020

Science shows the coronavirus doesn’t impact children even on the same level as the flu, and keeping kids out of school harms them in a multitude of ways.

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Fear First, Education Last?

by Paul E. Peterson, Scott W. Atlasvia The Hill
Thursday, July 30, 2020

At long last, and maybe too late, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a statement on “The Importance of Reopening Americans Schools this Fall.” After issuing warnings about potential risks to children all spring and early summer, the CDC acknowledged what has been known throughout the world for months — that “COVID-19 poses relatively low risks to school aged children. … So far in this pandemic, deaths of children are less than in each of the last five flu seasons.”

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The Coming Renaissance In K-12 Education

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

If you have school-age children, you may be wondering if they’ll ever get an education. On Tuesday the American Federation of Teachers, the second-largest education union, threatened “safety strikes” if reopening plans aren’t to its liking. Some state and local governments are insisting that public K-12 schooling this fall be conducted online three to five days a week and imposing stringent conditions on those students who actually make it to the classroom.

Analysis and Commentary

With Its Next Stimulus Bill, Congress Should Return Federal Education Aid To Its Roots

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

After months of anticipation, Senate Republicans finally released their bid for the next big Covid-19 relief bill this week, dubbed the HEALS act. The headline news for K–12 education is the proposal to steer the bulk of education aid to schools that open for in-person instruction, which is triggering angry reactions from most of the education establishment.

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The Virus May Strike Teachers Unions

by David R. Hendersonvia The Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

What happens when they refuse to do their jobs and it turns out home-schoolers are better at it anyway?

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