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by | Jan 30, 2023

Earlier this year, the Chicago Board of Education’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released its annual report, which notes, “In Fiscal Year 2022, the OIG received 1,825 complaints alleging misconduct, waste, fraud and financial mismanagement at Chicago Public Schools…

by | Jan 12, 2023

Rather than granting or denying cert to a case involving a North Carolina charter school, the U.S. Supreme Court Monday sent the case to the Biden administration for further consideration. In a one-sentence directive, the court asked the U.S. solicitor…

by | Nov 1, 2022

Any school that’s attacked by the national teachers unions, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and the gender-identity lobby is probably doing something right: In our case, we teach kids to read, write, compute, and think; respect their elders and each…

by | Aug 26, 2022

Three Tennessee school boards denied the application of the American Classical Academy, a K-12 charter school system affiliated with Hillsdale College that provides students with a classic liberal arts education. The American Classical Academy alleges that these decisions are politically…

by | Jul 14, 2022

Last week, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed the nation’s most expansive school choice program in U.S. history. The legislation calls for extending over $6,000 in educational scholarships to the parents or guardians of all Arizona students, regardless of income bracket….

by | Jun 24, 2022

A federal appeals court ruled last week that a charter school in North Carolina could not require girls to wear skirts in compliance with the school’s dress code. By a 10-6 vote, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that…

by | May 13, 2021

Sacramento California’s traditional public schools have never done a particularly good job educating poor and minority students for all the obvious reasons that government union-run monopolies do a lousy job providing any service. Nearly 78 percent of California’s public-school students are minorities,…

by | Dec 30, 2020

The best way to anticipate federal education policy during a Biden administration is to be unflinchingly realistic. Education policy will cater to special interests according to their ideological beliefs and self-justifications. Those special interests consist of entrenched institutions, their employees,…

by | Jul 14, 2020

Thomas Sowell is a truth seeker who grew up in Harlem and is one of the wisest men of our times. In his new book, Charter Schools and Their Enemies — published on June 30, 2020, his 90th birthday — he…

by | Mar 14, 2020

Leave aside the political and philosophical arguments about “school choice” for a moment. Those vigorous debates are worth having, and they will likely occur during the presidential election contest later this year. For now, though, let’s examine the practical side…

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