by | Jun 20, 2018

As educational technology (ed-tech) becomes a pervasive force in U.S. education, does it make you smile or make you want to scream? It is easy to imagine ed-tech bringing smiles to the faces of family members who have gone online…

by | Sep 9, 2017

Education Savings Accounts: The New Frontier in School Choice (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017) takes a fresh, perhaps first, look (in bound form, at least) at 21st-century education unbound from 19th-century bureaucracy. Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) rest on a couple of…

by | Sep 7, 2017

The movement to provide choice in schools increasingly, and perhaps predictably, offers more choices. If vouchers represented an advance on charter schools, Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) appear as another evolutionary step. Just five states make ESAs available, and Nevada, alone…

by | Aug 31, 2017

How would consumers react to the state mandating that Americans shop at only the supermarket nearest to them? When the corner market corners the market, it can offer inferior products, inflate prices, and treat customers as pests instead of patrons….

by | Mar 17, 2017

Several states — including Arizona, Georgia, Iowa, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, and Virginia — are in the process of introducing or expanding education savings account (ESA) legislation. Even though ESAs have been proven to help the disadvantaged groups the…

by | Jan 3, 2017

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…

by | Dec 5, 2016

Back on St. Patrick’s Day, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) introduced the Native American Education Opportunity Act, which would set up education savings accounts (ESAs) for children attending Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) schools in states where ESAs are available for…

by | Oct 19, 2016

The Nevada Supreme Court’s September ruling declaring education savings accounts (ESAs) constitutional is great news for students in the Silver State and for students across the country as well. Nevada’s ESA program, enacted in 2015 and launched in 2016, grants…

by | Oct 5, 2016

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….

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