Paul Molloy host of Freedom Works, The Paul Molloy Show on Tantalk1340 in Florida interviewed School Reform News Managing Editor Heather Kays. Molloy and Kays discuss possible presidential hopeful Jeb Bush’s defense of Common Core and the many problems related to the Common Core standards. Kays addresses criticism against politicians who have changed their minds regarding the standards.
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Assigning children to schools by ZIP code especially disenfranchises the poor and needy, because they have the least ability to buy their way to better schools either by moving to another neighborhood or paying for private tuition.
This essay is based on remarks delivered on June 19, 2013 at Heartland’s annual President’s Council Retreat. The Heartland Institute had a breakthrough year in 2012 and by every measure[…]
Joseph Bast, President of the Heartland Institute and Dr. Herbert Walberg, chairman of the Board of Directors of the Heartland Institute discuss their book Education and Capitalism: How Overcoming Our[…]
I delivered the following remarks on February 23, 2013 at the Eighth Annual Wisconsin Conservative Conference, Bluemound Gardens, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. Thank you for the introduction, thank you all for being[…]
Critics of the Parent Trigger for school reform charge it’s a new idea with a short track record. But the concept seems to be Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s battle plan[…]
The Friday edition of the Heartland Daily Podcast featured me talking with Heartland’s Joy Pullmann and Ben Boychuk — a Heartland Institute policy advisor and associate editor of the Manhattan[…]
It appears that the stars of “Won’t Back Down,” which enjoys wide theatrical release today, had no idea they were participating in a movie that celebrated an idea that greatly annoys the[…]
The Tampa Bay Times printed a flattering story of how “parent groups” stopped the Parent Trigger legislation in Florida recently. Unfortunately, the reporter completely bought the labels of this “grassroots” “coalition of disparate, but[…]
The Wall Street Journal is out with a video editorial discussing the Parent Trigger on it’s first birthday—and the Heartland Institute’s contribution to chronicling and explaining the parent empowerment law.[…]
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[…]
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[…]
I was graciously given 6 minutes to defend educational freedom on a recent appearance on WPWR’s (Channel 50) “Perspective” program. The discussion was around a voucher bill, along with other[…]
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[…]
If you’ve never done so, take an occasional gander at StudentsFirst blog. Michelle Rhee‘s organization puts some interesting posts up about the issues she’s confronting in education reform. As expected,[…]
. The Heartland Institute was at CPAC last week, where we all had a great time spreading the gospel of liberty — even if yours truly came back with the[…]
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.
Former Senate education staffer and journalist Alexander Russo made our Parent Trigger the subject of his popular education policy blog “This Week In Education.” He addresses 9 of the reasons[…]
I doubt if I was the first person to use the phrase “Government-Education Complex,” but I use it often to describe the current education system. Others have clearly started to[…]