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Teachers’ unions call for police reform to identify bad apples

The National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers (the nation’s two largest teachers’ unions) are calling on Congress to develop a national public database that compiles the names of police officers who have had their licenses revoked due to misconduct, including complaints filed against them. We think they should do the same for teachers....

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CDC Guidelines for Reopening Schools Have Some Parents Concerned

As school districts await guidance on what it will take to reopen classrooms this fall, students may not be there to fill them. Polls are showing many parents are considering at-home learning options when lockdowns end, and CDC's newly released recommendations for school reopenings have some parents concerned. ...

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Student Performance is Slipping, but Minnesotans Still Love Their Schools.

About the pollster: Rob Autry, founder of Meeting Street Research, is one of the nation’s leading pollsters and research strategists. Minnesotans love their system of public education, despite persuasive evidence that schools are consistently underperforming their reputation. The survey was conducted by pollster Rob Autry, president and founder of Meeting Street Research based in Charleston, South Carolina. His company completed 500 phone interviews, with a mix of cell phones (40 percent) and landline phones (60 percent), on March 5 and 7, 2020. The margin of error is ±4.38 percent. Meeting Street executed its study alongside a troubling report by American Experiment Policy...

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American Experiment speaks up for education choice

Center of the American Experiment, along with 18 other state think tanks and nearly 50 school choice and scholarship groups, recently called on Congress to provide dedicated funding and tax policy changes to prevent massive non-public school closures during the coronavirus pandemic. These closures would not only impact all students—in both public and private schools—but would financially devastate public school districts....

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