‘If we just leave it up to the left, then the left is going to essentially succeed in indoctrinating future generations’
Gov.-elect Rick Scott hints at school vouchers for all - St. Petersburg Times
Scott may be setting the stage for Florida to consider one of the most radical education ideas that any state has ever considered
American education will not be improved by tinkering at the margins of what we have always done.
The move by Obama is a blow to the national teachers union, which is portrayed in the documentary as villainous for opposing reforms
Charter schools finding niches - Washington Times
Specialization seen as the next wave of reform
Some North Texans say children should decide what they learn, not teachers
And whether we are liberal, conservative, libertarian or independent, we can all agree that special interest groups should not be able to force politicians to kill cost-effective programs that work
Consideration of the commitment to access for millions of previously unserved Americans, and the need to preserve and expand it, serves to highlight the “Bologna Dilemma” facing the Department of Education, U.S. accreditors, and institutions alike
Charter education takes to the internet - The Bay Citizen
In an unorthodox program, Calif. charter schools are turning completely virtual
The Times overlooked the ability of charter schools to use their freedom in order to transform themselves if they are not performing well
Why are college boys so unorganized? Surely I taught them better.
After I took my final exams, I decided to go to the beach for a few days. I wanted to feel close to God, and since I was a kid the ocean has always connected me to the divine. The semester was over. It was time for a break—and to wrap up this diary.
Studies are showing that improving the level of education for charter school students is no easy task
Long term job security for teachers—collectively—should rely on a teacher workforce that gets the job done for students
Radical parents are more about themselves than their children. It’s nothing more than a living experiment about how cool, how superior, how far beyond the rest of us they are. The problem is their kids—and everyone around them – will be stuck with the results
The scene: I was sitting in one of the most liberal counties in America, just outside D.C., in a class taught by someone with a master’s in education. And she was admitting that the system sucked
Despite gains, Albany charter school faces closure - The New York Times
On Tuesday evening, the Senate rejected an amendment to reauthorize the Opportunity Scholarships program, which provides private school tuition vouchers to 1,300 poor D.C. children. The nearly party-line vote was a serious mistake for Democrats—both educational and political.
Across the United States, policymakers are increasingly adopting education policies that give families the power to choose their children’s schools. Nonetheless, the idea of providing school vouchers to allow children to attend private schools remains controversial
Education is the great equalizer. Today, however, there are millions of American children stuck in thousands of deteriorating government schools. Other children are fortunate to live in ZIP codes that have adequate government schools but whose standards often pale in comparison to private schools and schools in many industrialized nations. Despite decades of substantially increased spending and federal government directed education policy beginning with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) in 1965, we are failing to satisfactorily educate our children.