Tag: parental choice
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.

California Parents Need Educational Choices, Not Court Battles

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

Want a Choice Not an Echo in Education? Then Keep the Feds Out

A provision of the recent House GOP tax plan would allow parents to use up to $10,000 of their 529 college savings plans for K-12 expenses including private school tuition. Parental choice in education is a bedrock Republican principle, and President Trump along with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos are leading advocates. Yet even if...
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Why Subsidize the U.S. Department of Education When We Could Be Funding ESAs Ourselves?

Last month marked the 38th anniversary of the establishment of the U.S. Department of Education. Proponents insisted that elevating the Office of Education to a Cabinet-level department would improve federal education spending efficiency as well as student achievement. Opponents countered that there is scant (if any) evidence that increasing federal control over education would...
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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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Localize, Don’t Federalize, Educational Choice

Parental choice in education has many advantages, as we see in the growing majority of states with choice programs. Yet using the federal government to expand educational choice is risky, as The Heritage Foundation’s Linsdey Burke, The Cato Institute’s Neal McCluskey, and I explain in our Washington Post editorial. The Trump administration has made clear that it wants to...
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Parental Choice Smear Campaign Falls Flat

Opponents of parental choice in education have been in overdrive portraying private school scholarships (and by association, those who support or use them) as racist to diminish their popularity. Results from a new national poll suggest opponents’ strategy isn’t working. According to the 11th annual Education Next  poll public support for a variety of private...
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