iOS app Android app

School Choice

The Global Search for Education: The Education Debate 2012 -- Andy Hargreaves

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.22.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Education should not be the privilege of a select few, but the basic civil right of every American child. We must act conclusively to narrow our domestic achievement gap and to narrow our international achievement gap so that our students will be able to compete globally in the next decade.

Parents Choose New Charter Operator In First Ever 'Parent Trigger'

| Natasha Lindstrom | Posted 12.19.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. A small group of parents in Adelanto, Calif., became the first in the n...

Majority Of Wisconsin's School Districts Getting Less Funding This Year

Posted 10.17.2012 | Education

About two-thirds of Wisconsin's school districts will see a drop in state funding this year, marking the second of a two-year, $834 million education ...

The New U.S. Visa Rush: Build A Charter School, Get A Green Card

Reuters | Posted 12.11.2012 | Education

By Stephanie Simon Oct 12 (Reuters) - It's been a turbulent period for charter schools in the United States, with fina...

School Choice Programs Expanded Nationwide Despite Heavy Opposition

Posted 10.11.2012 | Education

In an article titled “School Choice Marches Forward” for Education Next, Jonathan Butcher, Education Director for the Goldwater Institute, examine...

Schools of Choice

Dave Stieber | Posted 12.11.2012 | Chicago
Dave Stieber

The very definition of School Choice means some students will be able to go to the school of their choice, while the other students will be left behind. The idea of School Choice is another top down policy brought in from the business sector.

Does Romney Have an Opening with Latino Voters on Education Reform?

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics
Stewart J. Lawrence

A spate of polls suggests that Romney's message on school choice -- supporting direct funding to parents through school vouchers, for example -- has the potential to resonate with Latinos.

5 Ways Parents Can Advocate for Their Kids

Wendy S. Grolnick | Posted 12.09.2012 | Education
Wendy S. Grolnick

A "parent takeover" is not the answer. But increasing parent engagement and voice is a good place to start. There are five directions that we believe are productive outlets for this energy.

The Global Search For Education: The Education Debate 2012 - Richard Wilson Riley

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.09.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

The last presidential debate offered little in the way of focus on education and related policy. Today in The Global Search for Education series, I continue my conversations with education luminaries to discuss the issues that we believe will be a priority for the next President of the United States.

Segregation Now, and Segregation Forever

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 11.28.2012 | Education
Adam Kirk Edgerton

Schools in the North are extremely segregated. And they were never desegregated in the first place. After living here for four years, I know now that most of the problems we are are talking about in education today stem from this one fundamental moral failure.

Presidential Politics and Education

Susan Sawyers | Posted 11.28.2012 | Education
Susan Sawyers

On the campaign trail this week, President Obama and Mitt Romney gave television interviews focused on education. They discussed their policy differences and ideas.

Parents 'Won't Back Down' From School Choice

Kevin P. Chavous | Posted 11.26.2012 | Education
Kevin P. Chavous

Can a feature-length movie help promote the reform of our schools?

'Won't Back Down' Film Pushes ALEC Parent Trigger Proposal

Mary Bottari | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Mary Bottari

As the movie's stars take to the airwaves this week to promote the film, it is unlikely they will discuss the agenda of the film's billionaire backers or the right-wing politicians and for-profit firms who are promoting the parent trigger idea.

Romney Adviser: How Romney Would Take On Unions, Shrink Education Department

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 08.31.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has attempted to make his philosophy about how to impro...

2012 GOP Platform: 'English First,' No Counseling, Contraception In Sex Ed

Posted 08.29.2012 | Education

Rejecting a “one size fits all” approach to education, the 2012 GOP education platform advocates providing broad education choices to parents and ...

Polls, Politics and Education

Jeanne Allen | Posted 10.27.2012 | Education
Jeanne Allen

Polls and survey aside, let's hope that these next two weeks of convention mania yield the understanding that education reform is central to our future solvency.

School Choice Is the Tip of a Titanic Iceberg

Steve Nelson | Posted 10.21.2012 | Education
Steve Nelson

Those who support school choice initiatives are wittingly or unwittingly complicit in the disintegration of the great American experiment.

Indiana Public Schools Wage Desperate Ad Campaign To Keep Students

AP | TOM COYNE | Posted 08.20.2012 | Education

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Struggling Indiana public school districts are buying billboard space, airing radio ads and even sending principals door-to-door i...

Parent Trigger Laws: What Leading Thinkers Have To Say

| Posted 08.06.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. Parents in Adelanto, Calif., scored a victory for advocates of the "par...

Louisiana Voucher Program Includes Schools That Teach Creationism, Reject Evolution

Posted 07.31.2012 | Education

Public dollars in Louisiana's landmark new voucher program will go toward sending children to schools that teach creationism and reject evolution, the...

The Case for Public-School Choice in the Suburbs

Michael J. Petrilli | Posted 09.19.2012 | Education
Michael J. Petrilli

Perhaps the best case for customization and choice in the 'burbs is that it will result in better schools. If one-size-fits-all doesn't work in the city, why does it work in the suburbs?

Lawmakers Object To Funding Islamic School, But Offer Vouchers To Christian Schools

Gregory Kristof | Posted 06.14.2012 | Education

Sectarian feuds reignited in Louisiana last week when lawmakers debated whether to provide federal funding for Muslim and Christian schools under a ne...

Judge: Arkansas May Not Base School Enrollment Decisions 'Solely On Race'

AP | JEANNIE NUSS | Posted 08.08.2012 | Education

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A federal judge on Friday struck down an Arkansas school choice law, saying race couldn't be the only factor considered in d...

Education Reform Is Much More Than Partisan Politics

Kevin P. Chavous | Posted 08.07.2012 | Education
Kevin P. Chavous

There is no Republican or Democratic way to teach a kid to read, write, count or compete. Only good teachers, good parents, and good schools can do that.

What Can We Learn From School Integration's Successes and Failures?

Sarah Garland | Posted 07.23.2012 | Education
Sarah Garland

Both the successes and failures of school integration have a lot to teach those seeking to reform the public education system today.