School Choice Weekly

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...

A Way out of Private Education Woes

School Choice Weekly #55 Charter schools are set to replace traditional district schools as the dominant form of public schooling if their growth rates continue for a few decades. Given that charters slightly increase what their charges learn, at lower costs to taxpayers, that’s overall a positive thing for the kids they will reach. But for those of us who love curricular diversity, quality, and education freedom, what does all that mean for private schools and private school choice? Matthew...

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