Shane Vander Hart discussed education policy with U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) when he was out in Iowa for the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition event.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal released his policy paper, “K-12 Education Reform: A Road Map,” through his non-profit organization America Next.
I’m not Catholic so I’ll need some of my readers to explain why Catholic educators and education leaders would listen to Fordham Institute’s Chester Finn? Last week Flypaper published an excerpt of his talk to “a private group of Catholic education leaders and philanthropists.” Here is where he would have lost me entirely. First, families […]
Today’s Moring Education article at Politico discussed StudentsFirst involvement in the 2012 elections. It also sheds some light on why the Common Core is entrenched within the Republican ranks and some Governors. Former D.C. Chancellor Michelle Rhee directed hundreds of thousands of dollars in the last election cycle to conservative candidates and organizations through her […]
Laurie H. Rogers yesterday wrote a piece entitled “The Myth of the Helpless Parent,” she discussed how schools impress upon students “I can” statements, but that parents need to vocalize “we can” statements in light of schools that sometimes lack accountability and abuse our trust. We need to remember that we, as parents, are not […]
Full disclosure, I’m an advocate of school choice. I’m also an advocate of no strings being attached to school choice initiatives. I pointed out how Florida’s private schools were being impacted by the Common Core. Now we are seeing this in Louisiana. While again, I liked the Louisiana school voucher initiative, I expressed some concerns […]
The Republican Party released its final draft of this year’s platform. The delegates assembling in Tampa, FL this week for the Republican National Convention will vote on it. I wanted to read what they had to say about education. Some excerpts: First you see an overall summary of where they’re headed a push for local […]
I’m a school choice advocate, and full disclosure – my wife and I (mostly my wife) homeschool our three children. That said I’m concerned by how current voucher programs are structured with more and more strings attached. A friend of ours, Melissa Smith wrote a letter-to-the-editor that was published in the Ft. Wayne News-Sentinel that […]
Governing highlighted a practice that seems to fly in the face of the current trend toward centralization… Detroit for instance is moving toward giving schools more authority by implementing five person boards per school. They also highlight Edmonton, Alberta which could be a model for school choice as well. Edmonton has a population of 1.1 […]
While a recent Council on Foreign Relations Task force report indicated that we need national standards of which I vehemently disagree. They also determined that choice in education was necessary to achieve educational innovation, this I totally agree with. Joe Klein a member of the task force and former New York City schools chancellor wrote […]