How did the Obama administration transform public education into public indoctrination? Vicki Alger, research fellow at the Independent Institute, discusses this question and more on the Heartland Daily Podcast.
After a 7th grade girl was attacked in her school’s locker room, mother Karin Hughes expected action. Yet, she found the public school was more concerned with the perpetrators than the victims and offered little help for her daughter.
Lennie Jarratt, project manager of The Heartland Institute's Center for Education Transformation, discusses data released by the National Education Association that shows how much taxpayers pay for government school educators.
Melanie Kurdys, president of the Michigan chapter of U.S. Parents Involved in Education (USPIE) and a national leadership member of USPIE, discusses bills pending in Congress that threaten to invade citizens' privacy.
Joe Follick and Adam Peshek from The Foundation for Excellence in Education join the show to talk about an exciting opportunity for families to share their school choice success stories and win a cash prize while they're at it.
Lenora Chu, an American journalist and author of Little Soldiers: An American Boy, A Chinese School and the Global Race to Achieve, discusses her experience sending her son to a Chinese school and the pros and cons of the Chinese system.
Corey DeAngelis, a policy analyst at the Cato Institute's Center for Educational Freedom talks about a recent study he coauthored that found how regulating voucher programs too much makes private schools much like public schools.
Laurie Lee, CEO and chairman of The Reform Alliance, talks about how Arkansas' Succeed Scholarship program has grown by more than 500 percent in the last year and what stands in the way of similar programs expanding.
Lance Izumi, senior director of the Center for Education at the Pacific Research Institute and author of The Corrupt Classroom, explains why the argument in favor of school choice goes beyond academics.
Clement V. Martin shares the vision of the Cristo Rey Network, which integrates "academics, work experience, and extracurricular activities to lead lives of integrity, faith, and servant leadership for the greater glory of God."
Tim Benson and Lennie Jarratt, project manager for Heartland's Center for Education Transformation, discuss how parents are saying "no" to government usurping the role of parents by declaring educational independence.
T. Willard Fair, president and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Miami, Inc., explains why education choice is in demand in the black community and why he's grown to distrust unions, politicians, and bureaucrats who consistently break their promises.
Lindsey Burke, Heritage Foundation education expert, discusses what the federal role in education should and shouldn't be, how the new administration has performed so far, and what she expects the future holds.