Iowa’s New Science Standards and Man-Made Climate Change

Shane Vander Hart: The Next Generation Science Standards, adopted by Iowa, emphasize that humans are the primary cause of climate change.

Did Iowa Improve Their Social Studies Standards? (Part II)

In part II of Shane Vander Hart’s critique of Iowa’s new social studies standards, he expresses his concern about the potential for indoctrination.

Why We Should Be Cautious About Federal School Choice

Congresswoman Katerine Clark (D-MA) pressed Education Secretary Betsy DeVos whether Christian schools receiving federal funding could ban LGBT students.

Did Iowa Improve Their Social Studies Standards? (Part I)

Shane Vander Hart expresses his concern about the use of the C3 Framework in Iowa’s new social studies standards and apparent their lack of content.

Trump’s Budget Axes 20 PreK-12 Education Programs

President Donald Trump’s budget reduces the U.S. Department of Education’s overall budget by 13.5 percent including the elimination of 20 preK-12 programs.

Ben Sasse on the Moral Hollowing of Schools

U.S. Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) in his new book, The Vanishing American Adult, notes the slide toward shallowness public education started on in the 1970s.

Becoming Great Readers and Writers

Jesse Van Der Molen: If our objective is to be a writer, it is not enough to know about stories and how they work. You must love them.

Three Things Trump’s Executive Order on K-12 Education Does

Shane Vander Hart: President Trump’s executive order is a good step to reduce federal control in education, but does not promise that Feds will pull out.

Betsy DeVos: “There Isn’t Really Any Common Core Anymore.” Wrong.

Shane Vander Hart: U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has not said much about Common Core since being confirmed, and what she has said has been entirely incorrect.

Gallup: 59 Percent of Americans Support School Choice at the Federal Level

A new Gallup Poll shows that 59 percent of Americans support federal funding of school choice programs while only 26 percent oppose.

Trump to CEOs: “Common Core… We Have to End It”

President Donald Trump during a CEO Townhall broke his silence on the Common Core State Standards since taking office in January to reaffirm his promises.

Fair Funding for Rural School Transportation

Jason Schultz: The Iowa Senate passed SF 455 which will start to bring equity to the funding levels between small and large geographic districts.

Conservative and Liberal Professors Defend Campus Free Speech

Conservative Princeton Law Professor Robert P. George and liberal Harvard University Professor Cornel West defend campus free speech in a joint statement.

70% of Iowans Support Education Savings Accounts

A super-majority of Iowans support the creation of Educational Savings Accounts in Iowa to help with “educational expenses for school-aged children.”

Where Do Iowans Really Stand on School Choice?

Shane Vander Hart: A Des Moines Register poll says a majority of Iowans oppose public funds being used for private options, earlier polls suggest otherwise.

Massie Introduces Bill to Abolish U.S. Department of Education

Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) introduces a one sentence bill that reads, “The Department of Education shall terminate on December 31, 2018.”