School Choice Weekly

Would You Trade Your Social Security Number for a Pistachio Cookie?

School Choice Weekly #58 A performance artist recently set up a booth at a New York festival, offering homemade cookies in exchange for visitors’ phone numbers, fingerprints, address, mother’s maiden name, date of birth, driver’s license number, last four digits of their Social Security numbers, and more. More than half of the 380 people willing to trade such personal information for a short-lived treat allowed the artist, Risa Puno, to take their pictures. Nearly half gave out their last four...

Consider the Education Vote

School Choice Weekly #57 In most Americans’ minds, education is tied to career preparation. And Americans are worried about jobs. So it’s no coincidence that education has risen as an election issue, although it typically resides somewhere in the middle of voters’ priorities. This week, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul prodded potential 2016 candidates for president, asserting no candidate would win the GOP nomination if he or she supports Common Core. American Federation for Children counsel Kevin...

Union Agitprop in Colorado

School Choice Weekly #56 At first, it looked as if high school students in Colorado’s Jefferson County were re-breathing canned air from the 1960s. A few dozen walked out on class for several days to protest their school board’s decision to review new U.S. history curriculum for bias, although several students a reporter questioned didn’t know why they were skipping school. Here, by the way, is the board criteria for history curriculum prompting these young people to stomp out of school...

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