A poll released last week by the Illinois Policy Institute and the Friedman Foundation revealed a surprising item on the Christmas wish lists of Illinois parents: a new school for their kids. Four out of five Illinoisans said they would opt out of traditional state public schools if given the chance. And they would choose […]
Adam B. Schaeffer
Adam B. Schaeffer is a policy analyst for the Center for Educational Freedom at the Cato Institute.
Mayors of big cities across the country are lining up to take control of dysfunctional urban school systems. Test scores in city school districts have hit rock bottom and buildings are crumbling, while spending has soared to new heights. Washington D.C.’s new mayor Adrian M. Fenty is the latest up to bat, releasing his plan […]