School Choice Weekly

Parents Versus Control

School Choice Weekly #53 A young concert pianist quit her DC public school for homeschooling after the school called the straight-A student truant for traveling the world for performances and training. It’s yet another example of why the public school system is less about education and more about control, as Jason Bedrick points out: When parents have the ability to remove their children from a school that isn’t meeting their needs and send them somewhere else, the schools must be responsive...

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...

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