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Oct 28 2023
The South Carolina Department of Education is facing a lawsuit filed Thursday with the state Supreme Court by parents and education advocates challenging the state’s new Education Scholarship Trust Fund voucher program. In the lawsuit, plaintiffs claimed that the fund, which could divert millions of dollars of state funds from public schools to private schools, violated the state constitutionCharleston City Paper
Nov 07 2023
Education takes center stage in Virginia election that could be litmus test for 2024: 'Parents are in charge'
Virginia voters are gearing up for a day at the polls Tuesday as the general election for control of the state legislature becomes the first major bellwether of the 2024 election. Education ranks at the top of the list for many parents in the Old Dominion State, particularly on the heels of Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin's longstanding calls for transparency and preservation of parental rightsFox News (Online News)
Feb 28 2023
The Arkansas state Senate has passed a comprehensive education reform bill to promote parental rights, foster school choice and promote homeschooling in the Natural State. The Daily Citizen spoke with Jerry Cox, founder and president of Family Council, the Focus-allied state family policy council in Arkansas. “Family Council and our homeschool division the Education Alliance support theDaily Citizen
Nov 16 2023
WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights is investigating the Maize Unified School District. According to the USDE, they opened an investigation on Thursday, Nov. 16, into the Maize Unified School District “for alleged shared ancestry violations of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), which prohibits race, color, or national originKSN TV
Mar 15 2022
Social media has been flooded with misinformation about the Parental Rights in Education bill in Florida, which critics derogatorily nicknamed the “Don’t Say Gay” bill. Some have suggested that the bill, as the nickname suggests, literally outlaws the word “gay” in Florida.
The bill, which has passed both houses of the Florida legislature, prevents teachers from providing instruction onThe Dispatch Fact Check
Jul 31 2023
LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Two months after one of the most contentious legislative sessions in state history, senators on the Nebraska Legislature’s Education Committee took their seats once again to hash out controversies regarding public school curriculum. The committee heard testimony about the use of Critical Race Theory and Social and Emotional Learning in classrooms, among other things. It’KOLN
Sep 20 2023
On Wednesday, President Joe Biden’s Attorney General Merrick Garland appeared in a House Judiciary hearing where he brushed off claims that the DOJ targeted parents who were outspoken at school board meetings in recent years. To recap, in 2021, the National School Board Association (NSBA) sent a letter to the Biden administration calling parents who speak out at school board meetings “domesticTownhall
Jun 02 2023
This piece was originally published on Divided We Fall, which AllSides rates as mixed. It was written by Sen. Graig Meyer, State Senator, North Carolina, and Ethan Demme, Board of Supervisors, East Lampeter Township, PA.The Bond of Trust Between Student and Teacher Must Not Be Broken
By Sen. Graig Meyer – State Senator, North Carolina
When parents already have broad rightsDivided We Fall (author)
Nov 17 2023
The Delaware Department of Education is honoring 20 educational support professionals for their outstanding work supporting their students and school communities. “Educational support professionals’ roles vary greatly. They provide one-on-one support to students in the classroom. They safely transport children to and from school. They keep our buildings clean and safe. They provide nutritiousBay to Bay News
Dec 07 2022
As part of our Misinformation Watch blog series, we’re revisiting instances when the media or the political left or right advanced misinformation in 2022. And conversation around Florida’s controversial Parental Rights in Education Act, dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay law” by critics, unfortunately fueled some misleading narratives.
So-called “woke” politics have characterized the ongoingAllSides Staff