Last week was National School Choice Week. Negative vibes and views about school choice whether achieved through vouchers, charter schools, Educational Savings Accounts, or by other means are quite common.
Tagged: charter schools
…the Texas Legislature, with the help of rural Republican lawmakers, exclusively pursues more money and more regulations of a bigger bureaucracy, rather than empowering parents with choices.
As charter schools expand rapidly around the country, several states are still charter holdouts, including the Bluegrass State. Lisa Grover, senior director of state advocacy at the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools joins[...]
We couldn’t be prouder of our own Bruno Behrend, who recently drove up to a Tea Party Rally in Sheboygan, WI (otherwise known as “real America”) to talk about school[...]
Thanks to The Washington Examiner for publishing my piece today bout how the teachers unions in Connecticut worked behind the scenes to neuter the Parent Trigger school reform. The AFT[...]
In School Reform News’ latest podcast, Dr. Lewis Andrews and I discuss why suburban parents pose an obstacle to school reform. An article in the New York Times discusses this[...]
Heartland Institute President Joseph L. Bast was on “Wall Builders” with Rick Green Monday talking about the Taxpayers’ Savings Grants in Texas. As usual, Joe knocked it out of the[...]
Jay P. Greene has written a post on his blog today that should, if there were any justice, be inscribed on letters of gold blazoned across the sky. But since[...]
If you had asked me earlier this week if I thought Indiana’s SB 496, the Parent Trigger Act, would face any difficulty in conference, I would have said, in so[...]
Rock-Paper-Scissors is a game most any child can grasp. Rock breaks scissors, scissors cut paper, paper covers rock. California’s landmark Parent Empowerment Act—a.k.a. the Parent Trigger—is a little bit like[...]
Tens of thousands of people in at least 36 states this week will participate in more than 140 events touting the virtues of school choice. It’s the first annual National[...]
Subhead: It’s not about bashing teachers, it’s about changing the entire system … At least, that was the message I conveyed on Fox News Chicago on Sunday Morning while discussing[...]
I’ve been saying that that if our education system – the Government Education Complex – falls, it will fall quickly. It will appear unassailable up until it simply collapses of its own weight, expense, and internal contradictions. I think that is starting to happen, and I think the Parent Trigger is an idea that will accelerate that process. That is why it deserves support.
From the creative geniuses behind “The Tiger Woods Story“ and “The Passion of Mel Gibson” comes what might be translated most accurately as “Gun-Toting Adrian Fenty Versus Teachers Union Zombie Clowns”:[...]
. About three months out from the November 2 election, Heartland fellows Ben Domenech and Ben Boychuk interviewed Rand Paul — among the several successful Tea Party candidates who will populate[...]
The timing may not have been expected, but the outcome certainly was: Michelle Rhee, the controversial chancellor of Washington, DC’s public school system, announced her resignation this morning. I wrote[...]