Welcome to Introduction to School Boards!

As much as school board controversies have been in the news lately, only 5-10% of voters typically show up to school board elections. What's more, as many as 4 out of 10 school board elections are won by unopposed candidates! Why the lack of enthusiasm from both voters and candidates? The truth is, American

By |2021-10-01T09:54:07-04:00September 30th, 2021|Government|1 Comment

Faculty Prayer Ban Doesn’t Stop Tennessee High School Football Team from Praying

Tennessee high school football player Elijah Burgess knew he had to lead his team in prayer on the field after the game on Friday night. It didn’t matter that his school, Upperman High School, just banned teachers and coaches from initiating prayer with students. "They told us to not pray, so I had to do

By |2021-11-16T17:03:47-05:00September 28th, 2021|Faith and Morality, News|0 Comments

Who Was Hurt the Most by Virginia’s Education Decisions During COVID?

By Willie Deutsch -- COVID resulted in significant academic upheaval for students.  The end of the 2019-2020 school year was utter chaos as schools had to change how they operated overnight. However, the 2020-2021 school year was one the state and school divisions had months to plan for.  But instead of a plan, many

By |2022-06-14T16:00:01-04:00September 27th, 2021|Government, Guest Posts|1 Comment

Event Recap: The Bureaucratic Monopoly of Education

40% of parents in Lynchburg, Virginia, have chosen to walk away from free, public education, according to Lynchburg City’s Councilman Jeff S. Helgeson. “How bad does the product or the service have to be...for 40% to say, ‘keep it?’ ” Why are so many parents opting their children out of public education?  One central reason

By |2021-09-22T12:44:20-04:00September 22nd, 2021|Government|0 Comments

Debates Arise as States Remove Standardized Tests

States are remodeling standardized testing as part of graduation requirements. Could this mean that standardized tests are on their way out of education? One of those states is Oregon, which back in June passed a bill that suspended its Essential Skills graduation requirements for high school students for 2022, 2023, and 2024. For Oregon, the

By |2021-11-16T17:04:37-05:00September 21st, 2021|Instruction, News|0 Comments

A School’s Worst Nightmare: Overcrowded Classrooms and Overflow Trailers

This is Part 3 of a series of interviews with Willie Deutsch. Click here to read Part 1, and click here to read Part 2. -- Over the last 10 years, Prince William County (PWC), VA, has grown by 80,000 people! With communities growing at that rate, can you imagine the impact these numbers are

By |2021-12-02T10:22:11-05:00September 15th, 2021|Facilities, Interviews|0 Comments

Government in Education: How government runs our schools and what you can do to change it

  "When things don't seem to be working well, how do we fix it?" -- Mask mandates, vaccine requirements, gender confusion, CRT, and controversial sex education curricula—these topics are why parents and concerned citizens storm school board meetings. They are motivated by the fear that they’ll lose control of one of the most

By |2021-09-15T09:45:38-04:00September 15th, 2021|Government|0 Comments
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