Thomas Jefferson quipped that “a nation that expects to be ignorant and free… expects what never was and never will be.” A good education, encompassing not just the “three Rs,” but civics and the character traits that ensure success later in life, is a fundamental building block for citizenship, and important for the prospect of each individual student and the country as a whole. The goal of our massive public investment in K-12 and higher education should be to provide that opportunity to every child.

The Kids Aren’t Alright: Classroom Behavior Takes Nosedive Post-COVID

If America’s public high schools were a city, that city would be one of the most violent in the country. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, there were 939,000 incidents of violence in public schools during the 2019-2020 school year, and 70% of schools had at least…

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