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Andrew Coulson

Blog Entries by Andrew Coulson

Are Democrats Wrong to Blame Teachers Unions?

(209) Comments | Posted April 20, 2012 | 12:17 PM

In a leaked email, Seattle venture capitalist Nick Hanauer called the leadership of the Democratic party and most of its elected members "stooges for the teachers unions," blaming those unions for "strangling our public schools to death with an almost infinite number of institutional rules that limit change,...

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How to Cut the Budget and Improve Schools

(7) Comments | Posted December 13, 2011 | 3:30 PM

With lawmakers and the governor looking to cut $2 billion from the state budget, everything is on the chopping block -- including public schools. In Washington state, Governor Gregoire wants to raise the sales tax to minimize or avoid those education cuts, so it's worth asking how much have we've...

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A "Winn" for Education and Freedom of Conscience

(66) Comments | Posted April 12, 2011 | 11:14 AM

The US Supreme Court rejected two separate challenges to Arizona's K-12 scholarship tax credit program in ACSTO v. Winn this week. The program offers a dollar-for-dollar tax cut to anyone who donates to a non-profit School Tuition Organization (STO). STOs, in turn, use the money to help families pay for...

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Premji's Gift and the Future of Education in India

(4) Comments | Posted December 20, 2010 | 9:41 AM

Azim Premji, chairman of the international tech giant Wipro Ltd., just pledged US $2 billion for the improvement of Indian education. By far the largest charitable donation in the country's history, it will no doubt spur further philanthropy and accelerate the pace of education reform. But what will that reform...

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