An Imperfect But Promising First Step

School choice Senate Bill 2025 is a promising, if imperfect first step to empowering the neediest students in Tennessee.  As the Chattanoogan article states online (full article HERE): The compromise bill, Senate Bill 2025, would give low-income students in the bottom...

An Act Of Cruelty

Do we celebrate President Abraham Lincoln because he fought to free 5,000 slaves – not wanting to have too negative economic impact on the Southern states? Do we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. because he fought to win full civil rights and enfranchisement to 5,000...

The ABCs of School Choice 2014 Now Available

The Friedman Foundation has ranked every U.S. school choice program based on eligibility and purchasing power in in their 2014 edition of The ABCs of School Choice.  This is one of our favorite annual publications to recommend for reading.  It is easy to read and...

Haslam voucher bill dead this session

Williamson County ranked the 17th wealthiest county in America in 2010 by Forbes.com, yet in 2008their public school district ranked only 59% in math and 74% in reading compared to their global counterparts (Williamson County vs. the nation = math 69%, reading 75%). ...

Educational Apartheid? Melodramatic?

With the recent Lincoln movie there has been resurgence of interest in our sixteenth president.  Of course, we know who Abe Lincoln was because he was president, but what about Harriet Tubman?  How is it nearly a hundred years after her death we remember the name of...

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