Posts by Vicki E. Alger
Vicki E. Alger is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and Senior Fellow and Director of the Women for School Choice Project at the Independent Women’s Forum. She is the author of the Independent book, Failure: The Federal Misedukation of America’s Children.
University of Arizona Students Say Finishing Courses Online Is “Expecting Too Much”


An online petition demanding that the University of Arizona end spring classes has garnered more than 8,800 signatures from students. The university had already announced a delayed start of spring classes and moved as many as possible online out of concern for students’ health. However, the UA online petition objected, “This is not an effective solution in this…
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Alexis de Tocqueville on “Democratic” Socialism


Almost two centuries ago Tocqueville observed that the “political world is metamorphosed [and] new remedies must henceforth be sought for new disorders.”

Public School Spending: More Isn’t Necessarily Better


When it comes to providing quality education, money matters. But simply spending more doesn’t necessarily mean better quality education.

Wisconsin Choice Schools Deliver Better Achievement for Less Money


Private schools and independent public charter schools are more productive than district public schools, according to a new report.

Child Safety Accounts Would Protect School Children in Washington, DC


Thousands of Washington, DC public-school students could soon be a whole lot safer at school thanks to new legislation being considered in Congress.

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.

National Employee Freedom Week


National effort to inform union members of their opt-out rights.

California Parents Need Educational Choices, Not Court Battles


Expanding education options through education savings accounts would help students and taxpayers alike.

The Fight for Freedom Must Continue Post-Janus


Any day now the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, the outcome of which will have major implications.

New Poll Suggests Lessons Teachers Unions Should Remember in November


A growing number of parents may be voting with their feet this fall by taking advantage of Arizona’s expansive educational choice programs.

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