by | Aug 22, 2019

Several Oregon high school students reaped a ton of media adulation this summer by persuading their state legislature to permit public school kids to take up to five “mental health days” off from school every three-month period. Let us assume…

by | Jan 8, 2019

Creating a society with greater opportunity for all Americans ranks as the number-one challenge facing the United States. Yet, by burdening citizens with another trillion dollars in debt this year, healthcare expenses that drag down business, individuals, and government, and…

by | Nov 28, 2018

Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to… tinker with markets. That isn’t the original ending to that sentence, but it is certainly accurate. There may be no better place to observe this tangled web than…

by | Jun 30, 2018

In recent years, the focus on encouraging high school students to pursue higher education has increased. This has led to a dramatic increase in college attendance, 15% growth between 2005 and 2015 alone. In itself, this encouragement of education is laudable. But,…

by | Mar 26, 2018

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,…

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 | Aug 30, 2017

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visited a public school and a private school in Florida on Tuesday. The representatives of teachers at one type of school took it as a declaration of war of sorts upon them that DeVos…

by | Jul 26, 2017

We know different parents have different preferences regarding how their children are educated. Some may place an emphasis on standardized test scores, while others want certain moral or religious values. And most all parents care about sending their child to a safe…

by | Jun 29, 2017

For the first time in the 38-year history of the U.S. Department of Education, the secretary of Education recently hosted a delegation of homeschooling advocates and legal defenders. The cordial nature of the occasion was no surprise; Secretary Betsy DeVos…

by | Apr 26, 2017

Obviously, the Constitution does not obligate a state to help nonprofits repave their playgrounds with recycled tires in the interest of making them safer for kids. However, if a state offers such a grant program, do its officials violate the…

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