Vicki Alger | Wednesday October 25, 2017 at 9:43 AM PDT | Comments Off on Enabling California K-12 Students to Thrive through Education Savings Accounts
California is an innovation leader in lots of areas except one: K-12 education. Enacting education savings accounts (ESAs) would help. As I detail in a new policy report, California’s public-school system, which largely rations education based on where a child’s parents can afford to live, is a relic of a bygone era. Such a...
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Tags: California, Education, ESA, Liberty, parental choice, Personal Liberty, school choice
Vicki Alger | Monday May 9, 2016 at 9:00 AM PDT | Comments Off on The Latest Innovation in Education: Empowering Parents
When it comes to education reform, fads abound but genuine innovation is rare. Fads masquerading as “innovations” have been wreaking havoc on American elementary and secondary education for decades, including new math, open classrooms, whole language, and Differentiated Instruction, which groups children by their “learning styles.” The latest fad is psychometric testing, which collects...
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Tags: Common Core, Education, ESA