There is no advantage in federal manipulation of K-12 education, and our school systems would be better off without it.
GMU’s law school is anomalous only in having a fairly broad ideological distribution of faculty members, where any student can find any number of sympathetic professors.
Congress is poised to reauthorize the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program.
Union work should be paid out of union dues and donations, not funds expropriated from unwilling and unwitting taxpayers.
These programs are better than nothing, but they’re far from the transformative markets in education that Milton Friedman envisioned decades ago.
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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.
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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.