It’s Not An Easy Time To Be A Teacher, Part IV

We finish up the last of our four part series (Part I, Part II, Part III) with “Giving Kids the Chaff; How to Find and Keep the Teachers We Need” by Marie Gryphon, Cato Policy Analysis No. 579, September 25, 2006.  This entire paper is excellent and very much worth...

Education Choice and Competition Index

The Education Choice and Competition Index (ECCI) is an interactive web application that scores large school districts based on thirteen categories of policy and practice.  The thirteen categories are: Availability of Alternative Schools Policies on Virtual Education...

Without Parents, Reform Is Doomed

Recently Forbes ran a series, “What’s Your Single Best Idea For Reforming K-12 Education?” Ideas are great and important, but in reality it was the intellectual equivalent of “What would you do if you won the lottery?”  It’s fun to discuss and think about, but...

Steven Brill: How to Fix Our Troubled Schools

Video of Steven Brill & WSJ Weekend Review Editor Gary Rosen.  Reforming America’s troubled education system requires a new commitment to training teachers and holding them accountable for their performance, says Steven Brill, author of Class Warfare: Inside...

Ignorance Is Not Bliss

When you read as much as we do about school choice and education in the media you begin to notice “themes.”  These days we are seeing a concerted effort in the media to disparage online/virtual learning and an ongoing effort to keep reminding politicians and teachers...

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