K-12 education

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    Must-See TV: Ted Cruz Confronts Biden DOJ Official Over Mobilization Against Parents

    Must-see TV, starring Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on October 6, Cruz questioned Assistant U.S. Attorney General for Civil Rights Kristen Clarke about the DOJ’s decision to mobilize against parents who speak out at school board meetings. As you listen to Clarke’s responses, you will understand why…
    Donna Martinez, October 7, 2021
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    The Oppressors v. The Oppressed: Critical Race Theory In a Nutshell

    Locke’s Brian Balfour gives a quick primer on the origins of critical race theory in this conversation with Mitch Kokai. Be sure to learn more by perusing the online/printable version of Locke’s critical race theory primer. …
    Donna Martinez, September 29, 2021
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    An Education Savings Account Gives This Mom a Lifeline For Her Special-Needs Daughter

    Sometimes public policy can seem abstract and theoretical. Sometimes it’s hard to connect the dots between the decisions state lawmakers make, and the impact those decisions have on average people — on you and me. But on Monday, that connection was front and center at Locke’s Shaftesbury Society panel discussion…
    Donna Martinez, September 21, 2021
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    10 Reasons NCAE Members Are Leaving The Union

    RALEIGH – Teachers deserve respect. For too long, their voices have been held hostage by the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE); their legitimate challenges drowned out by NCAE’s political theatrics and divisive and partisan agenda. To give classroom professionals a real voice, the John Locke Foundation has launched a…
    Donna Martinez, August 31, 2021
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    Billboard Campaign Urges Teachers To Cut Ties With NCAE

    RALEIGH – As teachers across North Carolina begin one of the most challenging school years of their careers, the John Locke Foundation today launched a statewide campaign to provide them with the tools to reject politics in the classroom and neutralize pressure to conform.  “Leave NCAE” is a combined billboard…
    Donna Martinez, August 30, 2021
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    To Mask or Not To Mask

    The News & Observer reports that at least 50 public school districts in North Carolina have decided to let parents decide whether or not their child will wear a mask in the classroom. That’s nearly half of the 115 districts. It’s an issue that should spark discussion. To that…
    Donna Martinez, August 6, 2021
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    Will Gov. Cooper Require Kids To Wear Masks In School This Fall?

    Ahead of Gov. Roy Cooper’s Wednesday news conference, Locke’s Terry Stoops looked at the pressing issue for parents of school-aged kids. Will kids be required to wear masks in the classroom when school resumes in the fall? WATCH.
    Donna Martinez, July 21, 2021
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    “We have evidence that critical race theory and other types of indoctrination are present in classrooms”

    There’s no question about it. Testifying before the legislature on Wednesday, Locke’s Dr. Terry Stoops educated those assembled about the teacher code of ethics in North Carolina and evidence that North Carolina school kids are being indoctrinated with critical race theory. Stoops, a former teacher, made impassioned comments about…
    Donna Martinez, July 15, 2021