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 | Mar 9, 2017

As Denisha Merriweather sat with First Lady Melania Trump during the President’s joint session to Congress on Tuesday night, she became a symbol of real progress for millions of American youth who still lack choice in education.  President Trump’s decision…

by | Feb 14, 2017

The bad thing about elective politics (not the only bad thing; there’s a long list) is the philosophical and, especially, rhetorical extremes into which it squeezes differently minded folk, who, more and more frequently, find themselves saying things like: “You…

by | Feb 7, 2017

One of the painful realities of our time is that most public schools in most low-income, inner-city neighborhoods produce educational outcomes that are far below the outcomes in other neighborhoods and especially in more affluent neighborhoods. Attempts to assign blame…

by | Feb 4, 2017

In just a matter of days — perhaps next Monday — a decision will be made in Washington affecting the futures of millions of children in low-income communities, and in the very troubled area of race relations in America. An…

by | Jan 24, 2017

National School Choice Week, beginning today, is a celebration of opportunity. Each of the educational options in Pennsylvania—private scholarship programs, charter schools, online education, and the ability to homeschool—empower parents to decide exactly how and where their children will learn,…

by | Jan 24, 2017

American Spectator board member and staunch libertarian, Bob Luddy, is transforming education one school at a time. Watch the video from Reason.tv about how little money per student it can take to create amazing educational outcomes. Hints: Small classroom size…

by | Jan 18, 2017

The confirmation hearing for President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for U.S. education secretary, Betsy DeVos, has moved school choice to America’s center stage, where it belongs. National School Choice Week, happening during the final week of January, will likely keep the…

by | Dec 9, 2016

The Senate confirmation process for President-elect Donald Trump’s Secretary of Education nominee, philanthropist Betsy DeVos, figures to be a battle royal early in the New Year. The teachers’ unions, ever influential with Democratic Party politicos, will be gunning big time…

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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