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May 12, 2022

First Amendment Violations, Social Transitioning, and "Gender Affirming Care"

John D. Sailer

The question of gender self-identification—whether a person can self-identify into a different sex—will likely become one of this year’s most salient education issues.

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April 14, 2022

The Real Meaning of “Social and Emotional Learning”

John D. Sailer

Social and Emotional Learning is everywhere. But its ambiguous definition invites “concept creep,” and the concept has come to justify ever more ideological activities.

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March 31, 2022

Litmus Tests, Ethnic Studies, and the Battle for Public Education

John D. Sailer

California remains a battlefield for education policy. This applies to K-12 education just as much as higher education.

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March 17, 2022

Self-Censorship, “Don’t Say Gay,” and a New Oklahoma Civics Bill

John D. Sailer

This week, Florida is yet again in the news, the Partisanship Out of Civics Act gets a boost, and a student writes about dissent for the New York Times.

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March 3, 2022

School Board Recalls, “No Place for Hate,” and the Return of the Trojan Horse

John D. Sailer

Activists are once again pushing for federal civics legislation that would fund ideologically-charged education across the country. Now is the time for a renewed effort to oppose these bills.

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February 17, 2022

Diversity Statements, K-12 Gender Ideology, and More Media Distortion

John D. Sailer

“Diversity statements” are a fast-growing trend in both K-12 schools and higher education. New model legislation would put an end to these political litmus tests.

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February 3, 2022

Digital SATs, Critical Social Justice, and a New Civics Alliance Website

John D. Sailer

With every new day, there’s a new story about education in the United States, and now, the Civics Alliance provides even more tools to help navigate this strange new policy landscape.

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January 20, 2022

A New Civic Knowledge Test, Retreating School Boards, and the Booming DEI Industry

John D. Sailer

Across the country, state lawmakers have sprung into action—once again, education is at the top of the agenda everywhere.

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January 6, 2022

Schools Close Again, More CRT Bans, and No More U.S. History

John D. Sailer

It’s a new year, but the issues of education—from COVID-related closures to rampant politicization—will likely remain central in 2022.

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December 23, 2021

The Future of Gifted Education, the Genderbread Person, and Parental Pushback

John D. Sailer

Rather than being a year when traditional civics met its demise, 2021 has clarified to many people what they should expect from education. We can count that as a great achievement.

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