Tag: Charter schools
Charter Schools Strike Out

With few exceptions, charter schools are part of the government monopoly on education, a collective farm of mediocrity and failure.

Honoring the Emancipation Proclamation with Educational Freedom

Full and unfettered parental control over the education and upbringing of their children is the ultimate exercise of freedom.

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.

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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States’ Education Ballot Results Roundup: The Good, the Bad, and the Really Expensive

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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Outsourcing Public Schooling

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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