School Choice Weekly

Grading Choice on a Curve

School Choice Weekly #52 If a student answered 62 percent of questions accurately on a test, would she deserve an A? Only if you’re grading on a big curve. That must be what the Center for Education Reform did with its recent school choice grades, in which choice programs among the nation’s most regulated--those of Indiana and Wisconsin--received top marks. (Maine and Vermont, justly, came in last.) CER President Kara Kerwin’s introduction invited “constructive feedback and debate on this...

Win an Anniversary Prize!

School Choice Weekly #51 No, this isn’t a missive from Nigerian scam artist. Next week is School Choice Weekly’s first anniversary, and to celebrate, we’re handing out prizes for readers who forward this email to five friends you think would be interested in a weekly education news roundup from a pro-liberty perspective. The prizes: A pair of tickets to Heartland’s 30th anniversary benefit dinner on September 12, 2014, featuring columnist Michelle Malkin; and two copies of the new book, Rewards...

The More They Know, the Less They Like Common Core

School Choice Weekly #50 It’s poll season, and two annual education polls find most public attitudes about education policies are consistent with past years, but this year shows a sharp change on Common Core national education mandates. Now, finds the annual Pi Kappa Delta/Gallup poll, for the first time a majority of Americans--81 percent--has heard of Common Core. And 60 percent oppose it. The annual Education Next survey out this week found support for Common Core at a bare majority, 53...

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