Colleagues, friends, and admirers pay tribute to Andrew J. Coulson’s achievements, reminisce about his character and virtues, and reflect on his legacy.
Andrew’s passing is a great personal loss to those of us who knew and worked with him. It’s an even greater loss to our collective movement to expand liberty and opportunity.
Does the ESSA really relinquish federal power? That remains an open question, and lots of people – including at Cato – will be debating what the answer should be.
Once again, a judge rules that tax-credit eligible donations are not public expenditures.
On February 7, Senior Fellow in Education Policy Andrew Coulson passed away at the age of 48, after a fifteen month battle with brain cancer. Thankfully, his ideas remain, and they will always illuminate the pathway forward.
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In The Beautiful Tree, James Tooley braids together personal experience, community action, and family devotion, and takes readers to the very heart of education. Tooley journeys from Africa to China, sharing insights from children, parents, teachers, and entrepreneurs who taught him that the poor are not waiting for educational handouts. They are building their own schools and learning to save themselves.
To encourage people everywhere to better understand and appreciate the principles of government that are set forth in America’s founding documents, the Cato Institute published this pocket-size edition.
When was the last time you were truly energized by ideas? Cato’s self-paced, home study program enables you to spend time with brilliant minds wherever and whenever you have an opportunity to listen and think.
Americans are diverse – ethnically, religiously, philosophically – but all are forced to support public schools. The intention behind this is largely good: to unite people and minimize discord. However, as the examples contained in this map show, the effect is often very much the opposite. Rather than bringing diverse people together public schooling divides them, forcing them into conflict over whose values and histories will be taught, and whose basic rights will be upheld…or trampled.