Tag: Personal Liberty
Florida Becomes First State to Offer Student Safety Scholarships

No parent should have to play “Mother, may I” with the state or federal government to enroll their child in a school they think is safe.

Commonsense Firearm Regulation

Are there any gun regulations that would actually work?

Sacramento Should Celebrate National School Choice Week with Bold, Student-Centered Thinking

California’s current education system, which largely rations education based on where a child’s parents can afford to live, is a relic of a bygone era.

Progressive Democracy

The ideology of Democracy legitimizes the actions of democratic government by validating them as being approved by the people.

Iranian Unrest

As I read about the demonstrations in Iran, my thoughts turn to conversations I’ve had with Iranian citizens over the past several years.

Rule of Law: Order Versus Justice

One of the most important factors that generate prosperity is rule of law.

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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Don’t Shed Any Tears over the Repeal of Cook County’s Soda Tax

On Wednesday, the commissioners of Cook County, Illinois, repealed the controversial soda tax that went into effect in August of this year. December 1, 2017, will be the first day residents of Cook County will no longer be required to pay a one-cent-per-ounce tax on sugar sweetened beverages—and they’re better off without it. Although...
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