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Yes, Utah Public Schools Have Pornography In Their Libraries
Natalie Cline

Many parents have worked tirelessly to help raise awareness about government funded public and charter schools having pornography in their libraries, classroom books, and school on-line access.  Part of why I started Meadow Ridge Academy was to give students a place free from the valueless government schools' SEL and CSE programs. You can also check out Natalie Cline's history of her work on the issue at https://academicintegritymovement.org/the-battle-that-shouldnt-be-in-utah-of-all-places/.

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The School Choice Trap - Video
James Lindsey

As an owner of a private micro-school I can say that I love to have the freedom to help my students academically soar and to support their families' values rather than try to replace them. I know that I can't take any "follow-the-child government money" or "school-choice money" without losing this freedom. That is not a trade-off I want to make.  Freedom isn't easy, it takes work and sacrifice. As Thomas Sowell said "There are no solutions, there are only trade-offs."

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Why Government Is the Biggest Obstacle to Educational Freedom
Kerry McDonald

"School choice policies aren’t the only ways to expand education options and access."  School choice has benefits, but it can also cause government regulations that hurt innovation in education.

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Why American Children Stopped Believing in God
Cameron Hilditch

"The time has come for religious parents to take their children back from the state."

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From Pandemic Playgroups to a Thriving Microschool: How One "Edupreneur" Met Rising Parent Demand
Kerry McDonald

What a great idea to meet the needs of families in her area!

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How Hybrid Schools Are Reshaping Education
Kerry McDonald

Hybrid schools, microschools, and one-room school houses are all forms of innovation in education.

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Microschools Are Multiplying
Kerry McDonald

This article explains why we microschool teachers do what we do.

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Elite Private School Accreditation Organization Goes Against Parents
Alex Newman

Freedom Project Media reports that a secular private school accreditation organization is training teachers and administratiors in the same philosophies that parents are fighting back against or fleeing from in public schools.  This is why Meadow Ridge Academy has not sought school accreditation from these types of organizations.  You can also read about this issue in other articles such as in this Breitbart New article.

 

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Banning Critical Race Theory Isn't Working
Admin at Republican Daily

The indoctrination ideas that parents are fighting against in public schools just gets "rebranded" and is still being taught to their students.

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‘Micro-Schools’ Grow in Popularity Amid Student Exodus From Public Schools
Allan Stein

Article from The Epoch Times about the growth of microschools.

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How Republicans’ Fight For School Choice Has Strangled Christian Education
CHRISTOPHER BEDFORD

The effects of public/government funding always comes with strings attached.

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Make History Great Again
Dominic Sandbrook

History should be fun and interesting. 

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Top American Scientists Voice ‘Alarm’ at Woke California Math Curriculum
Dr. Susan Berry
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Critical Race Theory In Public Schools

The Epoch Times interviews Asra Nomani about Critical Race Theory in public schools.

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Hoover Institution about California's Math Standards Before Common Core
Williamson M. Evers, Ze’ev Wurman

Common Core Standards ruined California's top notch math standards.  The goal should be to have students starting Algebra I by 8th grade.  "Not every student was ready, but every student who was ready was given a chance to excel and forge ahead, with lasting benefits. And this gave them the opportunity to make it to pre-calculus and calculus in high school, which would prepare them for selective colleges and STEM," if that was their goal. 

It's good to keep that door open even if students initially want to go into the trades or the humanities as they are still developing their interests and may change course during college.  The Utah electricians union requires a math test.  The better prepared, the better the results.

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More Than Just the Basics: Educating Our Children for Life
Jeff Minick

Education needs to be self-driven to learn more than just what is taught.

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Math In America
Dr. Susan Berry

America needs to catch up In math.

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California's Equity Math Framework
Richard Bernstein

Does equity in teaching math really work?

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Why Are Parental Rights So Important?
Cristina Cevallos

Steps you can take to protect your parental rights.

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Editorial From The Epoch Times About History Education In America
Rikki Schlott

"As Education Fails, Patriotism Withers"

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Dennis Prager Shares Why You Should Take Your Kids Out of Public School
Dennis Prager

How can we help America's youth get a better education?

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Books We Are Reading This Year – 8/13/2021
Annamarie Reed
  • Books To Read 2021-2022

Click the link to see the book list we will be reading from for the 2021/2022 school year.

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CRT Public Hearing at State School Board
Natalie Cline

Details you need to know about CRT in Utah education systems.