Topic:

Education

  • Texas Teachers Bring in NEA to Fight Vouchers

    Published February 1, 1999
    Opinion -
    Responding to a distress signal from its affiliate in the Lone Star State, the National Education Association is helping officials from the Edgewood School District organize a fight against school vouchers.
  • Giving Choice a Chance in Cleveland

    Published February 1, 1999
    Opinion -
    Given the virulent opposition of the teacher unions to any and all forms of school choice, how is it that a pilot school voucher program was enacted in Cleveland, Ohio?
  • Teaching About America

    Published February 1, 1999
    Opinion -
    With many parents not knowing much about America, it is essential for schools to teach their children what it means to be an American.
  • Prep School for Native-Americans

    Published February 1, 1999
    Opinion -
    With 74 students from 32 American Indian tribes in 11 states, the Native American Preparatory School in Rowe, New Mexico, is "almost like a Native American United Nations," according to principal Sven Husaby.
  • Grading North Carolina Schools

    Published February 1, 1999
    Opinion -
    Most North Carolina public schools score a "D" or an "F" when ranked on a traditional 10-point grading scale, according to a study released last year by the John Locke Foundation.
  • 02/1999 Parental Freedom in the States and Nation

    Published February 1, 1999
    Opinion -
    Distinguished political science scholar Quentin L. Quade, director of Marquette’s Blum Center for Parental Freedom Education, died on January 19 at the age of 65.
  • Becoming an American

    Published February 1, 1999
    Opinion -
    Learn about America Parents of all demographic groups embrace the teaching of traditional American ideals: Schools should teach kids to be proud of being part of America. Schools should teach the responsibilities of citizenship.
  • Chicago School Reforms Bring Improvement

    Published February 1, 1999
    Opinion -
    During a 1987 visit to Chicago, then U.S. Secretary of Education William Bennett described the city's school district as the worst in the nation. He was not invited back for eleven years.
  • Michigan School Boards Fall Down on Contract Bargaining

    Published February 1, 1999
    Opinion -
    In negotiating collective bargaining agreements, far too many Michigan school districts have abandoned their obligations to protect employees' constitutional rights, according to a recent Mackinac Center study.
  • U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Milwaukee Vouchers

    Published December 1, 1998
    Opinion -
    School choice advocates were handed their biggest victory to date on November 9 when the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear a challenge to the Wisconsin Supreme Court's June ruling in support of the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program.
  • Choice Advocates Assemble at Friedman Conference

    Published December 1, 1998
    Opinion -
    Nobel laureate Milton Friedman urged legislators, corporate executives, and community leaders attending the first conference to be hosted by the Milton & Rose D.
  • The Only Solution Is Competition: An Exclusive Interview with Milton Friedman

    Published December 1, 1998
    Opinion -
    It is one of the happy coincidences of history that Dr.
  • Maine Supreme Court Weighs Religious Freedom Case

    Published December 1, 1998
    Opinion -
    While most school choice litigation is initiated by opponents seeking to halt the implementation of legislation to expand choice, a case recently argued before the Maine Supreme Court was initiated by school choice advocates seeking to overturn a 1981
  • NYC Vouchers Lift Minority Test Scores

    Published December 1, 1998
    Opinion -
    Low-income students in New York City who were able to use vouchers to transfer to private or parochial schools last fall scored higher on reading and math tests than did their peers who remained behind in the public schools, according to a new study
  • Teacher Union Criticism Off Base

    Published December 1, 1998
    Opinion -
    The promising results from the new Harvard/Mathematica study of New York City's private voucher program quickly came under fire from school choice opponents, who tried to discredit the analysis by questioning the motives of lead researcher Paul E.
  • Choice Schools Rated Highly, Despite Lack of Resources

    Published December 1, 1998
    Opinion -
    According to the new study of New York City’s School Choice Scholarship Program, the parents of students awarded scholarships placed their children in schools where they were less likely to have access to a library, a cafeteria, a nurse's office,
  • Unions Just Want More Money

    Published December 1, 1998
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    "Those presently in control of the education system have run short of ideas except to lobby continually for more money," say the teachers who signed "A Letter to the American People,” calling for systemic school reform.
  • How Parents Select Schools

    Published December 1, 1998
    Opinion -
    Critics of school choice argue that low-income families will select schools for their children on the basis of sports programs, location, or religious instruction--not on educational quality.
  • National Training Workshop Scheduled for January

    Published December 1, 1998
    Opinion -
    Declining to rest on its laurels after a banner year of program growth, CEO America is working to maintain the growing momentum for school choice, moving forward with efforts to expand the number of privately funded voucher programs throughout the
  • Remedial Ed Soars in California

    Published December 1, 1998
    Opinion -
    "I wish I could of study longer and harder. . . . What I had learn was that If I had study more I think that I would of got a better grade.
  • How the Milwaukee Voucher Program Works

    Published December 1, 1998
    Opinion -
    A November 10 Wall Street Journal description of the workings of the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program makes clear the direct parallel between that voucher program and other taxpayer-funded programs that enhance choice for college students and
  • Blacks Go to War for School Choice

    Published December 1, 1998
    Opinion -
    Attacking the Enemy Charging the teacher labor unions with blocking every meaningful attempt to reform failing public schools and with being "perpetrators of educational genocide," the national president of the Samaritan Project, Bishop Earl W.
  • Why Not Have Democracy in Education?

    Published December 1, 1998
    Opinion -
    Pennsylvania's Southeast Delco School District adopted in early 1998 a local student grant program.
  • New Black Leaders See Civil Rights Victory

    Published December 1, 1998
    Opinion -
    The U.S.

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