Monday, April 05, 2021

Students do better when parents have more choices

 In Free to choose -- and learn, Joanne Jacobs reports on a study which found that:

"The more a state provides parents with the freedom to choose their child’s school the better the state’s students score on the National Assessment of Education Outcomes (NAEP)," writes Patrick Wolf on Project Forever Free.

Hat tip: Instapundit

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

How big will the parent revolt be against teacher unions?

 It will be interesting to see where the parent backlash against the teacher unions goes.

Parents are pushing harder to have their children taught while teachers claim special privileges.

It is not clear to me why teachers think it is OK for hospital and grocery store workers to go to work, but some how schools are a death trap.

David Catron's column The Coming Parent Revolt Over School Reopening reviews several issues on opening of public schools and concludes with:

The parents are experiencing this callous attitude first hand. As Liesl Hickey reports in USA Today, some are preparing to sue teachers unions in Arizona, California, Illinois, and Virginia. If teachers don’t go back to work, there will be many more such lawsuits. If that fails, it’s time to start firing teachers. In the end, the inflexibility of the teachers unions is a function of its individual members. There is no significant risk associated with in-person instruction. The teachers know it, and the science proves it. Most importantly, the parents know it. If teachers remain intransigent and the Democrats acquiesce in their obstinance, parents will certainly revolt at the ballot box.

Hat tip: Instapundit

Friday, January 08, 2021

Teaching your children to pass the Marshmallow test

 I like John Stossel's video on Parenting: Delayed Gratification:


If you haven't heard of the Marshmallow test, we wrote about it years ago, and a few more times.

Tuesday, January 05, 2021