School Choice Weekly #135
Remember when Senate HELP Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander sheepdogged the No Child Left Behind rewrite bill through Congress, and this author and colleagues argued it would not “end the national school board,” as Alexander promised? That was just four months ago. Four. Alexander himself now agrees with us – conveniently after rushing the bill into law.
Alexander has been beating his chest about how the regulatory process is yielding ... well, the same thing big government always yields: a bureaucracy that does whatever it wants, a.k.a. torpedoes the rule of law and government by consent. Susan Berry at Breitbart.com reports:
During an oversight hearing of the Senate Health Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (HELP), chairman Alexander told Education Secretary John King that in a negotiated rulemaking session, “your department proposed a rule that would do exactly what the law says it shall not do. ... Not only is what you’re doing against the law, the...
School Choice Weekly #134
Kevin Chavous responds with arguments and evidence to a report that claims school choice programs create segregation because most private school students today are white and some private schools opened to accommodate white flight from public schools as black children were enrolled in the 1950s and 1960s.
He points out that school choice programs typically serve far more minority students than is representative of their states’ populations, thereby actually serving to...
West Virginia has passed into law a bill easing homeschooling parents’ paperwork burden, reforming the way the state’s “notice of intent” process works.
Gov. Earl Tomblin (D) signed House Bill 4175 into law in March. When the law takes effect in May, homeschooling parents will be required to submit notice of intent paperwork to government school district officials only once, instead of every year.
Other changes to the state’s home-education laws in the bill include expediting the process for...