Tag: Education
Better than Common Core: Florida’s New K-12 Standards Raise the Bar, Says New Report

The Independent Institute has published a briefing that vindicates Florida’s K-12 curriculum-content standards. A team of education policy experts demonstrates that Florida’s standards have particular strengths relative to their predecessor Common Core in areas such as knowledge acquisition and guidance for teachers. The guidelines actually offer a new gold standard that other states may…
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California’s Anti-School Tax Revolt

Something unexpected happened in California on Super Tuesday. While most media attention was focused on the state’s presidential primary for the Democrat party, there was also one statewide proposition on the ballot, which would have authorized the state government to borrow $15 billion to repair and upgrade schools, to be paid for by raising…
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Miss Virginia and the Political Realities of Public-School Reform

The political roots of the modern school-choice movement are still poorly understood nearly thirty years after the first publicly funded private-school voucher program was established in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1990. Miss Virginia, a narrative film in select theaters and Amazon Prime, helps fill this void, offering a rare look at the political realities underlying…
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Outgoing University of California President Janet Napolitano Was More Politician than Educator

If students, parents, and taxpayers see Janet Napolitano’s departure as long overdue, it would be hard to blame them. 

The “Right” to “Free” Health Care and Education: A Brief History

The “rights” to “free” education and medical service come from the 1936 Constitution of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

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.

Identity Groups: Am I Eligible for This Award?

Diversity of ideas should be considered when discussing “diversity”.

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