Crisis in Education Debuts

Crisis in Education Debuts
June 1, 1998

In February, the Morley Institute published the premier issue of Crisis in Education, its new 60-page magazine. Edited by Robert Holland, the magazine focuses on restoring educational freedom. Its target audience is legislators and grassroots activists; contributing editors include Clint Bolick, Mike Farris, John Taylor Gatto, David Kirkpatrick, Bret Schundler, and Sandra Stotsky.

Among the articles in the first issue are: "School-to-Work: Bad for Business," by Roxanne Petteway; "The Teacher Unions: Enemies of Reform," by Charlene Haar; "School Choice: A Primer for Parents and Reformers," by Clint Bolick; "School Choice in the Inner City," by Bret Schundler; "Vague Standards, No Achievement," by Sandra Stotsky; and "The Bigotry of the Blaine Amendments," by David Kirkpatrick.

Co-publisher Deal W. Hudson notes the magazine’s contributors all agree that "this nation's approach to education needs revolutionary rethinking and a radical overhaul." Mere tinkering with the present system is not enough, he contends: "The education monopoly has to be destroyed; we have to attack it at the ground floor by asking, Who's in charge, and why?"

"Crisis in Education represents a milestone in citizen activism against government abuse of power," comments fellow publisher Karen Iacovelli, noting that education debate in the U.S. has been controlled and stifled by those who benefit most from the status quo. With the publication of Crisis in Education, "a forum has been created for grassroots activists to present what they have learned."

For further information on Crisis in Education, call 864/848-1897.