One day I paused at my work and looked out the window, suddenly retrospective. It had just occurred to me that being homeschooled prepared me to work from home. While I believe there are multiple reasons why homeschooling positively shaped me for the workforce, I’ve noticed a few foundational skills in particular. For instance, during
Mental health in America is at an all-time low. And adults aren’t the only ones suffering from mental disorders; many children exhibit signs of poor mental health and have also become increasingly depressed, anxious, or suicidal. In fact, the CDC estimates that between 2016 and 2019, about 6 million children were diagnosed with ADHD, 5.8
While the Paint Dries: Influencing Public Education Policy Through the Process of Negotiated Rulemaking
By: Elizabeth Canfield I sat across the living room from an oil investor who traveled internationally on high-stakes negotiation trips. Though I knew little about those negotiations, I could still feel the palpable intensity of the situation he was describing. Words matter at the negotiating table, and he clearly knew what to say. With
Is School the Right Place for the Gender Unicorn? — A Look into the Research on Transgenderism, Children, and Transparency
In 2016, a school district in North Carolina began using a character called the Gender Unicorn to illustrate its LGBTQ+ agenda. Today, the Gender Unicorn character is used in kindergarten classes throughout America. Discovery Institute describes it well: “The character is designed to look endearing to young children, similar to the popular Barney or Boz.
This event has passed. Watch the panel here! Tuesday, June 28 @8pm EDT Online Discussion Imagine an adult coming up to your child and asking them who they’re sexually attracted to. The adult tells your child that sexuality and gender can’t be defined, so your child is free to use the pronouns they want. And
What’s the story behind the Noah Webster Educational Foundation? Our organization’s president Melvin Adams and his wife Sandy share many of the alarming education issues they saw coming to America and how they wanted to provide solutions to help citizens reclaim our schools. May 10, 2022 marks our
“Glenda’s Plan for Our Schools!” read a brightly colored sign hanging in front of me. “Fiscal responsibility, promoting community and parental involvement, and increasing special education programs and services are just some of the ideals that Glenda is committed to!” I realized that I was looking at a school board campaign flyer. The bold font
In this special edition of the State of Education with Melvin Adams, Melvin and guest co-host Shelbie Slater share highlights from NWEF’s recent School Board Summit. We also hear a snippet of Melvin’s interview on the Learn Right school board campaign podcast with host Ron Nehring as they discuss common obstacles for school board members.
There has been an outcry among parents, grandparents, and teachers against the disturbing content kids are exposed to in public schools. What is that content? Curriculum that teaches kids that their worth is found in traits they can’t control, like their skin color or their gender. Or material that is so sexually explicit, it
How can education leaders make a difference today? At our first School Board Summit event a couple weeks ago, NWEF Founder and President Melvin Adams shared this message with new and upcoming school board candidates in Virginia. Check out this clip if you want to help reclaim education: Adams