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We Can’t Let Our Love For Our Students Morph Into Low Academic Expectations

I remember the day like it was yesterday. The year was 2013 and I was in the oval office with President Obama...

For My Family, School Choice Meant Stability, an Emphasis on College, and Lasting Relationships

This week, families in Houston are making their voices heard in support of charter schools and school choice. I am proud to...

Inez Stepman Talks to Max Eden About Book He Co-Wrote with Andrew Pollock: “Why Meadow Died”

Inez Feltscher Stepman, a senior policy analyst at the Independent Women’s Forum, recently sat down with Max Eden on the She Thinks...

What Conservatives Bring to the Education Policy Debate

I’m excited to see the launch of Project Forever Free. One of my favorite artifacts of American history is Fredrick Douglass’s 1852...

Stop Speaking for Our Kids

A school shooting is every parent’s worst nightmare. We can all agree on that.  But that seems to be...

The Three R’s of Parents Who Want to Raise Free Children

A parent’s power to determine the right to choose where, when and what their children learn is only one power among many that create what I call parental sovereignty—a concept I believe is rooted in three essential R’s: roles, responsibilities and rights.

Like Frederick Douglass, Our Freedom Stories Start With Education

Frederick Douglass tried to escape slavery twice before he was finally successful, but his freedom story started years before his first attempt to escape.

We Need Less Data

Last month, Secretary DeVos announced an initiative to bolster the efficacy of the Civil Rights Data Collection by leveraging the capacity of...