Tag: parental choice
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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Reflections on National School Choice Week

Last week was National School Choice Week, with more than 16,000 events from coast to coast shining a spotlight on effective education options for students. Today, parental choice in education encompasses a variety of education options: Eight states and the District of Columbia allow parents to enroll their children in any public school they...
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Parental Choice Is a Better Path to Student Proficiency

Today Education Week released its annual “Quality Counts” report. This is one of the main annual spending rankings used to justify more money for public education. However, spending proponents never seem to tell us just how much more we’ll need to spend for students to be proficient in the basics. Of course it costs...
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No More Common Core in Arizona

Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas made national headlines last year for standing up for parental rights in education and opposing Washington, DC-driven Common Core standards. This morning, Superintendent Douglas motioned the state education board, the entity responsible for adopting Common Core in Arizona back in 2010, to vote on the standards, which...
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