Category: Education Center

Three Conservative Principles for Education

American conservatism is at a crossroads—or perhaps more accurately, at a roundabout with lots of potential exits. Conservative education policy is no exception. Some think that school choice and standing up to teachers’ unions are the alpha and omega of conservatism when it comes to education. Others see the creeping “wokeness” of schools and seek to push back, or find ways to advance a more patriotic education. Still others wish to manage public bureaucracies more responsibly via testing and accountability. AEI has collected more than two dozen such proposals—including many that break new ground on questions from school safety to

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Getting Residents To Vaccinate In Orange County

LAKE FOREST, CA — In what they hope is the beginning of the end of coronavirus across Orange County, Supervisors have shared that Disneyland Resort would be the first “supersite” for vaccinations, opening to the public this week. A new public relations firm has also been hired to assist with coronavirus vaccine education and acceptance, the OC Supervisors say.

In Orange County, 28 more residents are reported to have died due to coronavirus, and there were 3,258 newly infected in the county as of Tuesday. Only two of those who perished lived in assisted or skilled nursing facilities. A total

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Brave Of These Trump Staffers To Resign 2 Weeks Before They All Lose Their Jobs

TOLEDO, OH – JANUARY 09: President Donald Trump speaks at a “Keep America Great” campaign rally at the Huntington Center on January 9, 2020 in Toledo, Ohio. President Trump won the swing state of Ohio in 2016 by eight points over his opponent Hillary Clinton. (Photo by Brittany Greeson/Getty Images)
TOLEDO, OH – JANUARY 09: President Donald Trump speaks at a “Keep America Great” campaign rally at the Huntington Center on January 9, 2020 in Toledo, Ohio. President Trump won the swing state of Ohio in 2016 by eight points over his opponent Hillary Clinton. (Photo by Brittany Greeson/Getty Images)

Update: On Thursday night, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos submitted her resignation, citing President Donald Trump’s role in inciting far right violence at the Capitol. “There is no mistaking the impact your rhetoric had on the situation, and it is the inflection point for me,” DeVos wrote. The president’s longest-serving aide,

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Biden to continue freeze of payments, ask Congress to erase debt

President-elect Joe Biden’s administration plans to continue a pause on federal student loan payments when he takes office later this month, according to officials helping with the transition.

The nation’s tens of millions of student loan borrowers could continue to abstain from making payments, though it wasn’t immediately clear how long the pause would last.

Biden officials also said Friday they would encourage Congress to pass legislation to erase $10,000 in federal student loan debt per person. That move, however, is likely to draw criticism from activists who have pushed Biden to forgive more debt per person, in some cases

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Spell out plans for 2021 school year, PKR lawmaker tells education minister as Covid-19 bites

A notice of closure is seen at the entrance of SJK (C) Yak Chee in Puchong October 12, 2020. — Picture by Choo Choy May
A notice of closure is seen at the entrance of SJK (C) Yak Chee in Puchong October 12, 2020. — Picture by Choo Choy May

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 7 — Lembah Pantai MP Fahmi Fadzil today urged Education Minister Mohd Radzi Md Jidin to make clear plans for the school system this year, so that students are not left behind in their studies due to the pandemic.

The Opposition lawmaker said the lack of guidelines was worrying as come January 20, over 10,000 schools would be re-opened for the new school-year, involving nearly 5 million students and 400,000 teachers.

“The

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