Ethnic Studies and Private Schools

After a contentious battle that raged on for years (and according to some, decades) the California Legislature has passed, and Governor Gavin Newsom has signed a bill making completion of a semester-long course in ethnic studies a requirement for graduation from a public high school. The graduation requirement will take effect in the 2029-30…

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Not So Fast

With so much attention devoted to yesterday’s gubernatorial recall election, relatively few Californians are aware of efforts underway to place an ambitious and sure-to-be-controversial school choice initiative before the state’s voters in 2022. The proposed amendments to the state constitution would establish state-administered education savings accounts (ESAs) for every child eligible for enrollment…

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The Unions Get Their Due(s)

President Joe Biden wasted no time in signaling to the nation’s teachers unions that better times were at hand. On his first full day in office, National Education Association President Becky Pringle, and American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten found themselves in the White House as guests of Dr. Jill Biden, herself an…

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Money for Nothing?

On May 12, 2021, private schools throughout California received word, via an email sent from the California Department of Education, that their applications for federal Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools (EANS) funding had been approved. The notifications also revealed the amount of funding each school was eligible to receive in the form of services…

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Drawing a Line

The California Association of Private School Organizations has registered support for AB 762, a bill currently pending in the California Legislature. Authored by Assemblymember Alex Lee (D. – Milpitas), the measure would require private schools to follow the same procedures as public schools when determining whether a would-be school site is located on,…

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