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.
Posts by Vicki E. Alger
Vicki E. Alger • Tuesday March 24, 2020 at 10:19 AM PDT
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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Vicki E. Alger • Wednesday July 31, 2019 at 12:21 PM PDT
Almost two centuries ago Tocqueville observed that the “political world is metamorphosed [and] new remedies must henceforth be sought for new disorders.”
Vicki E. Alger • Tuesday June 4, 2019 at 8:44 AM PDT
When it comes to providing quality education, money matters. But simply spending more doesn’t necessarily mean better quality education.
Vicki E. Alger • Tuesday May 21, 2019 at 9:17 AM PDT
Private schools and independent public charter schools are more productive than district public schools, according to a new report.
Vicki E. Alger • Thursday May 16, 2019 at 2:11 PM PDT
Thousands of Washington, DC public-school students could soon be a whole lot safer at school thanks to new legislation being considered in Congress.
Vicki E. Alger • Friday January 4, 2019 at 1:00 PM PST
Full and unfettered parental control over the education and upbringing of their children is the ultimate exercise of freedom.
Vicki E. Alger • Tuesday August 21, 2018 at 1:00 AM PDT
National effort to inform union members of their opt-out rights.
Vicki E. Alger • Wednesday August 1, 2018 at 9:00 AM PDT
Expanding education options through education savings accounts would help students and taxpayers alike.
Vicki E. Alger • Saturday June 16, 2018 at 9:30 AM PDT
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.
Vicki E. Alger • Tuesday June 5, 2018 at 12:30 PM PDT
A growing number of parents may be voting with their feet this fall by taking advantage of Arizona’s expansive educational choice programs.