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Real Academic Accountability Requires Real Choices
Posted on December 16, 2010 at 09:06 PM
With fresh data showing that students in the United States are falling further behind their international peers, a commitment to universal parental choice at all levels of government is needed now more than ever.
Lifting charter cap invites educational excellence
Posted on December 15, 2010 at 09:21 PM
After 14 years stuck in low gear, North Carolina's charter school system is about to get a proper test drive. Fasten your seat belts.
PA Sen. Education Committee Chairman seeks bipartisan school choice measures
Posted on December 14, 2010 at 10:57 PM
State Sen. Jeff Piccola (R-Dauphin) is chair of the Senate Education Committee and figures to be a key figure in the education reform debate in Pennsylvania next year.
Because Nevada has some of the weakest school-choice laws in the country, here's a primer on vouchers: They let parents take some tax money the state would spend to educate their child at a public campus and spend it on private school tuition instead. In other parts of the country, vouchers have succeeded in giving parents education options they otherwise wouldn't have, and in holding failing public schools accountable for providing poor instruction.
Vouchers are one way of imposing competition on public-school monopolies -- a concept that's central to Mr. Sandoval's plans to reform and improve Nevada's public schools.
Tireless Champion for Children: A Tribute to Howard Fuller
Posted on December 14, 2010 at 10:53 PM
“And how are the children?”
This question, a traditional greeting among Maasai warriors, appears on the directory outside the Institute for the Transformation of Learning that Howard Fuller founded in 1995. For staff and visitors to the Institute, where I have worked with Howard for the past 14 years, the question invites honest discussions and timely actions to address the daily reality of children living in poverty and attending inadequate schools.