Yes, It’s a Crisis

What to know: Even the left-lurching now admits there’s a crisis at the southern U.S. border.

The TPPF take: TPPF’s Ammon Blair testified before the House about the border crisis last week.

“The proud people of Texas have the right and the sacred duty to defend our nation and the values that made us great,” Ammon said. “We cannot stand idly by as our border crisis metastasizes into a national catastrophe that threatens to unravel the very bonds that unite us as Americans. We must act with courage and conviction before it is too late.”

To view Ammon’s testimony before the House, watch this.

Florida Takes the Lead

What to know: Why has Florida become “the top state for education in U.S. News & World Report’s Best States rankings,” as that publication reports? The reporter isn’t quite sure if Gov. Ron DeSantis’ reforms should get any credit.

The TPPF take: There’s no mystery here; Florida schools are focused on education, not progressive indoctrination. And school choice has made the difference.

“In Texas, our public schools are still assigned based on a child’s address, which are still highly segregated along socio-economic and racial lines,” writes TPPF’s Mandy Drogin. “School choice removes those artificial boundaries and allows parents to make the decision about what is best for their child. School choice breaks down institutional barriers, like zoning, and lifts up the students stuck in bad schools.”

For more on school choice, click here.

Classical Education

What to know: Classical education is experiencing a boom, with nearly 1,000 classical campuses operating nationwide. What’s the appeal?

The TPPF take: Classical education is proving to be incredibly popular with parents.

“It’s not complicated,” says TPPF’s Erin Valdez. “Our research shows that parents’ educational priorities are generally aligned with the priorities of classical education. Parents express strong desires for their children to grow in wisdom and virtue through the pursuit of truth, goodness, and beauty within the context of a liberal arts education. Parents also highly value the formation of civic virtues and preparation for citizenship.”

For more on classical education, click here.