Do you know a child with an individualized education plan (IEP)? You may know one and not even realize it, and if our education system were organized correctly, every child would have an IEP.
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In today’s edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, Lennie Jarratt, project manager for education at The Heartland Institute joins Host Donny Kendal to discuss the recent NAEP scores, or as it is commonly referred to as, the national report card.
On September 22, 2015, Bruno Behrend, The Heartland Institute’s senior fellow for education policy, debated Troy LaRaviere, principal of Blaine Elementary School, and James Thindwa, the community engagement coordinator for[…]
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.
ChoiceMedia.TV just released a satirical rap of parents explaining why they don’t want educational options. The video makes some very poignant points in the education choice debate, including: The rich[…]
In today’s edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, we listen in as Research Fellow Heather Kays appears on the “Freedom Works Show” on Tantalk1340 in Florida with host Paul Molloy. Kays was on to talk about the various education related issues that are taking place around the country.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Nevada filed a lawsuit on August 27 challenging the constitutionality of Nevada’s education savings account (ESA) program. The ACLU claims the Nevada ESA program furthers a religious and sectarian purpose by allowing parents to choose religious educational options for their children.
A new report indicates black parents overwhelmingly favor school choice. Roland Martin of NewsOne Now recently interviewed Cornell Belcher, founder and president of Brilliant Corners Research and Strategies, to discuss[…]
The Center for Education Reform (CER) has released its 2015 Parent Power Index (PPI). Each state receives a grade in school choice, charter schools, online learning, teacher quality, and transparency.[…]
A hundred years ago, teachers first formed unions in the United States. At that time, too many teachers lost their jobs for reasons such as an unplanned pregnancy or gaining too much weight. Wages and working conditions often were substandard.
In today’s edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, Managing Editor of School Reform News Heather Kays speaks with Tennessee Director for the Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO) Mendell Grinter. Grinter and Kays discuss whether School Choice should be considered a Civil Rights issue.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC) reports, incorrectly, on the funding of the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program, noting, “The nonprofit entity collects money from the state as directed by donors who[…]
In today’s edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, Managing Editor of School Reform News Heather Kays speaks to Dick Komer, Senior Attorney at The Institute for Justice. Komer has litigated on behalf of parents and children in many school choice cases, including the recent victory for North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarship Program.
Although we often hear about distinctive American features such as apple pie, baseball, and freedom of speech, the single greatest characteristic of the American way is the willingness to provide opportunity for all. Unlike its European predecessors, the United States was always meant to be a place where your standing in the world isn’t determined by who your parents are but rather by an unrelenting spirit.
As any parent knows, every child learns in a way that’s tailored to his or her personality. That’s a fundamental reason all parents should have the right to choose the education of their child. Unfortunately, the current public school system is based on your street address instead of how your child learns.
Next year I would encourage more conservatives to attend this event. It is important to get the message out of limited government with less taxes, less spending, and less borrowing. This will create more freedom, liberty, and opportunity for all. I welcome the debate, even if I have to stand on a soapbox.
In today’s edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, Heather Kays, managing editor of School Reform News speaks with Rebecca Sibilia. Sibilia is founder and CEO of EdBuild, a New Jersey based organization which aims to address problems with education funding across the country. Kays and Sibilia discuss funding inequities in public education.