In the News: Regents Drop Teacher Literacy Test Seen As Discriminatory

By 03/15/2017

In New York, the Board of Regents voted Monday to eliminate a requirement that aspiring teachers pass a literacy test in order to become certified.

Why the Federal Government Should Subsidize Childcare and How to Pay for It

There is broad public support for more government spending on childcare as long as that spending does not result in another unfunded entitlement that worsens the deficit

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By 03/13/2017

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In the News: A-F School Rankings Draw Local Pushback

By 03/13/2017

In several states, local superintendents are pushing back against plans to rate schools with letter grades

In the News: Senate Scraps Obama Regulations on School Accountability

By 03/13/2017

The regulations that were written by the Education Department to explain how states could comply with ESSA were repealed by the Senate late last week.

Is Choice About Better Test Scores?

By 03/10/2017

Choice exists to allow parents to educate their children in accordance with their own needs, desires and values.

In the News: Kansas Supreme Court Says State Education Spending Is Too Low

By 03/10/2017

The Kansas Supreme Court ruled earlier this month that the state’s low spending on public education violated the state’s constitution.

School Choice Goes To the Movies

By Guest Blogger 03/09/2017

Everything anyone needs to know about school choice – who benefits from it and who opposes it – was summarized in the first few minutes of the movie Hidden Figures … and in the trailer right before it.

Rocky Start for ProPublica “Alternative Schools” Series

By Guest Blogger 03/09/2017

The vast majority of alternative programs — 87 percent — are run by traditional school districts not charters.

In the News: Applications Double for Boston Charter Schools Under New Enrollment System

By 03/08/2017

Boston charter schools this year received 35,000 applications, more than double the 13,000 applications that were received last year.

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