Glenn Delk

Glenn Delk is an Atlanta lawyer and long-time advocate for parental choice in education.

Trump Must Order Sessions to Break Up Public School Monopoly

 

One of President Trump’s promises to the American people was that he would provide billions to fund private school choice for parents, especially low-income families. By allocating zero dollars for school choice, congressional Republicans, in their $1.3 trillion spending bill, made it crystal clear, to both the President and families with school-age children, that they […]

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Aidan’s America: A Memo to Donald Trump

 

TO: PRESIDENT-ELECT TRUMP and SECRETARY BETSY DEVOS FROM: A Concerned Grandfather RE: Aidan’s America Like many Americans, I had the great privilege and joy of spending the holidays with family. While my wife and I had great fun in remembering past times of raising our three girls, we took a special delight in playing with […]

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Nevada Leads the Way on Education Freedom and Choice for All

 

Americans today face a barrage of academic studies, research reports, and opinion pieces which assert the United States is no longer the land of opportunity, and denies some of its citizens, principally low-income minorities, a fair shot at economic mobility. Almost unanimously, the political and academic elite among us claim the only solution to our […]

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Our Time for Choosing Up or Down

 

Dan Henninger, a columnist for the Wall Street Journal, recently wrote that those seeking to derail Donald Trump’s express train to the GOP nomination should give “The Speech.” Mr. Henninger opined that it was time for Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio to deliver a rival to Nixon’s “Checkers speech,” John Kennedy’s speech on Catholicism, or […]

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Education Freedom Accounts —Today’s Rosenwald Schools

 

Recently, in an editorial called “Private school doesn’t have to be only for the rich,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist Kyle Wingfield argued that education savings accounts would enable poor and middle income students to afford private schools. Many academic studies support Mr. Wingfield’s view, as does the historical evidence from efforts such as the Rosenwald Rural […]

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Atlanta No Longer Allows Poor Minority Families to Dream

 

More than 50 years after Dr. Martin Luther King gave his inspirational “I Have a Dream” speech, recent events make it clear that Atlanta does not give everyone a fair shot at achieving Dr. King’s dream:  …when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every […]

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Arne Duncan’s Actions Speak Louder Than His Words

 

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s announcement that he’s leaving the Obama administration to return to Chicago has set off an expected round of analyses from both the right and the left. As the longest serving member of the Obama Cabinet, Duncan naturally attracted his fair share of supporters and critics from all sides of the […]

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Republicans: Take the ESA Pledge

 

The mainstream press and political pundits are bombarding us with a stream of warnings that Donald Trump and the other Republican candidates are driving minority voters away from the Republican Party by their “extreme” proposals and rhetoric. Whether or not one believes there’s any truth to this, Trump and every other Republican candidate can prove […]

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The New South’s Manifesto of 2016

 

The recent shootings in Charleston South Carolina, and the subsequent removal of the Confederate flag from the grounds of the South Carolina state capitol, have led Southerners to re-examine their positions on both symbolic and substantive matters relating to race. As a life-long resident of Georgia, I hope that all of us who live in […]

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Nevada ESA’s Affirm Ultimate Right of Parents to Educate Children

 

When Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signed S.B. 302 on Tuesday, he gave all Nevada parents the ability and financial resources, if they choose, to establish education savings accounts (“ESAs”) to pay for the education chosen by the parents for each child. In so doing, Gov. Sandoval and the Nevada legislature reaffirmed the fundamental right of […]

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