School Choice Weekly

The Minnesota Preschool Model

School Choice Weekly #93 In Minnesota, Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed a bill to protest its lack of a provision establishing universal government-sponsored preschool, pushing the legislature into a summer session while renovations on the capitol building prohibit them from using it. Since the veto, it appears Dayton and lawmakers have reached a deal that does not include universal preschool, but the American Enterprise Institute’s Katharine B. Stevens says this “raises the larger question: What’s the...

DC Sues Parents for Enrolling Kids in City Schools

School Choice Weekly #92 The District of Columbia is suing two of its own police officers for allegedly enrolling their children in city schools while living outside the school enrollment zones. The district wants $224,000 in back tuition. It is common for large school districts to regularly investigate whether students actually live in their enrollment zones, and to prosecute families who appear to be fraudulently enrolled. Stop and think for a second about how crazy this would be in a free...

Scholars Blast U.S. History Rewrite

School Choice Weekly #91 Fifty-five top historians have signed an open letter criticizing the College Board’s revamp of its Advanced Placement U.S. history curriculum, in which half a million of the nation’s brightest students enroll each year. It is the final U.S. history class many ever take. The National Association of Scholars, which coordinated the letter, notes: “Lynne Cheney, Bruce Cole, Patrick J. Deneen, Robert George, Leon Kass, Victor Davis Hanson, and Harvey Mansfield signed the...

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