As parents face a second wave of large scale lockdowns and school closures, it’s more important than ever to follow the facts. Teachers unions are pushing for public schools to close, private schools are fighting to stay open, and parents are growing increasingly frustrated with politicians who don’t seem to prioritize education. When this is all over, will the public school system be able to regain the trust of American families? Inez Stepman, senior policy analyst at the Independent Women’s Forum and contributor to The Federalist, joins Mary Clare today to discuss this unique moment in American education.


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Americans are working through what the 2020 election will mean for the future of our country. But education, thankfully, is primarily a state and local issue. What impact will state policy have on the future of school choice? Mary Clare sits down the Jason Bedrick of EdChoice to discuss.


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Identity politics and “woke culture” have taken over our schools. How did this start? Where is it going? And what can we do to stop this? Mary Clare is joined by The Manhattan Institute’s Max Eden and The Heritage Foundation’s Mike Gonzalez to discuss these tough issues.


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Let’s talk about real solutions. What can be done to fix our broken education system and offer real options to American families? On this episode Mary Clare is joined by Congressman Ted Budd (NC-13) to discuss the Republican Study Committee’s new report, “Reclaiming the American Dream: Proposals to Empower the Workers of Today and Tomorrow.” Then Mary Clare talks to The Heritage Foundation’s Jonathan Butcher about the issue of disparate impact in our schools. Jonathan poses an important question: should public policy be based on political narratives or facts?

 

On this episode of COVID and the Classroom Mary Clare sits down with two incredible moms, Bethany Mandel and Jenny Clark. Bethany is a homeschool mom and Jenny’s children are doing pod learning at home and enrolled in Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship program. We tackle some homeschooling stereotypes. Are homeschooled kids, as they are referred to in the movie Mean Girls, homeschooled jungle freaks? Bethany and Jenny also offer advice for parents looking into homeschooling for the first time due to the pandemic.


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