We wouldn’t have to squabble over control of shared institutions if we were free to pick the right schools for our kids.
'Unschooling' Is the Ultimate Laissez-Faire Version of School Choice. But Can Your Kids Teach Themselves How To Read and Do Math?
Author Kerry McDonald explains why her kids flourish outside of conventional classrooms—and why yours might too.
After L.A. Teachers' Strike, California Task Force Recommends Strict Restrictions on Charter Schools
Union leaders made charters a major point of contention during the January protests.
Sen. Cory Booker's comments were in response to Sen. Bernie Sanders' public education plan, which targets charter schools.
End the curriculum wars by letting families choose education options that work for them.
Spending four times more in real dollars per pupil doesn't compensate for low-quality teaching.
The presidential candidate suggested at the time that charter schools and traditional public schools can coexist.
Those without a financial leg up have a much harder time succeeding.
West Virginia Teachers Striking Over Law That Would Allow Charters and Vouchers for Special-Needs Students
Walkout unmasks how unions put kids second when it comes to publicly financed education.
"It was me choosing my life."
The New Jersey senator was once a big supporter of education reform, but that could be a liability in 2020.
The district's budget is broken, and the latest deal with the unions will make it worse.
They demanded higher salaries. The real problem: A disconnect between what teachers see in their paychecks and what employers are actually paying them.
Private College for $11,000 a Year? Libertarian Businessman Creates an Alternative to Higher Ed Waste
Bob Luddy, who made a fortune in commercial kitchen ventilation, is opening Thales College in North Carolina later this year.
"School is a place where children go to learn to be stupid," said author and educator John Holt.
Private schools are holding their ground against surging competition and scared regulators.
National School Choice Week, an annual event designed to promote educational options for K-12 students and parents, is underway.
Lisa Snell interviews Johns Hopkins' Ashley Berner, author of Pluralism and American Public Education: No One Way to School.
The latest trial balloon from the perennial White House Hamlet contains more lead than the paint of a New York public school.
Until we can get government entirely out of education, we'll have to keep fighting to preserve and expand our ability to choose what's right for our kids.
"I think if a student is really unsettled and anxious because of it you should probably make it something less stressful."
Those tykes are worth big bucks to institutional educators, so if you don't hand 'em over, you might be slapped with fines or even incarceration.
Both right and left decry implicit government discrimination on the basis of religion when it targets groups they sympathize with. But both are all too ready to turn a blind eye in other cases.
Decades after Brown v. Board of Education, Choice Finally Integrated Schools in Alabama's Poorest County
Opponents of charter schools often claim that school choice will segregate K-12 education. Sumter County, Alabama proves them wrong.
Reading is fundamental, but it's not a fundamental right.
Rising benefits costs and a bloated administration is putting Los Angeles' schools deep in the red.
Seeing your kids held hostage in a battle between government factions is a great incentive to look for alternatives.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos might rescind Obama-era guidance on school discipline.
Top public school officials will risk their careers to have school choice. Maybe they should let everyone else have it too.
School choice and cultural pressure are better than government mandates.
Michigan State Students and Faculty Protest Interim President for Supporting School Choice, Not Being a Woman
The Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal brings new leadership and old complaints.
"The Case Against Education" author and economist says "if all we're trying to do is prepare people for a job, why not prepare them with a *job*?"
It's way past time that we dump factory-model schools for more individualized K-12 programs.
In New York, Rich Disabled Kids Get the City to Send Them to Private School. Poor Disabled Kids Get Screwed.
School choice is about extending the privileges of the upper middle class to everyone else.
We're spending more than double what we used to spend per pupil with no improvement on tests for high school seniors.
Officials tasked with setting up charter school rules are imposing onerous regulations instead.
The Case Against Education: Economist Bryan Caplan Says Government Spending of $1 Trillion a Year on Schooling Is a Waste
"If all we're trying to do is prepare people for a job, why not prepare them with a job?"