In today’s edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, Lennie Jarratt, project manager for education at the Heartland Institute, joins host Donald Kendal to discuss, among other topics, the difference between school choice and education choice.
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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.
According to Greg Harris, director of StudentsFirst Ohio, the state and Columbus School District have made little to no effort to let parents know about the parent trigger pilot program. Twenty schools in Columbus are eligible for reform under the state’s parent trigger law. The law passed as part of the state’s budget in 2011, and it empowers parents to decide how to reform chronically low-performing schools.
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[…]
“Emanuel will have to become chief cheerleader in Springfield for a reform agenda,” the editorial argues. The Parent Trigger, tenure reform, performance reviews, merit pay, and a host of other reforms will need to be on the agenda. The unions and other education establishment interests won’t simply roll over and play dead. “As the parents are learning in Compton, you can make some powerful foes when you put kids first.”
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,[…]