Vicki Alger | Monday January 22, 2018 at 9:22 AM PST | Comments Off on Sacramento Should Celebrate National School Choice Week with Bold, Student-Centered Thinking
California’s current education system, which largely rations education based on where a child’s parents can afford to live, is a relic of a bygone era.
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Vicki Alger | Thursday May 5, 2016 at 3:15 PM PST | Comments Off on California Charter School Breaks Away from District
In spite of opposition from some members of the Ross Valley School District (RVSD), the California State Board of Education (CBOE) unanimously approved the transformation of an alternative education program into the Ross Valley Charter School. As the Heartland Institute’s School Reform News reporter Ashley Bateman recently wrote: Vicki Alger, a research fellow with...
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Vicki Alger | Thursday November 8, 2012 at 4:32 PM PST | 1 Comment
A dozen ballot initiatives in nine states focused on K-12 education issues. Also making news was the surprise defeat of Indiana incumbent and reformer State Superintendent Tony Bennett by Glenda Ritz, a former teacher backed by the union. Charter schools won big in Georgia and Washington. Georgia voters passed an amendment allowing a statewide...
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Vicki Alger | Thursday August 9, 2012 at 1:36 PM PST | 8 Comments
What do you do with a public school district that spends more than $16,500 per student, runs deficits upwards of $11 million, and where student performance has stalled? Outsource school management, according to officials in one Michigan city. Highland Park City Schools are among the lowest ranked schools in the state. Highland Park Community...
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