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May 21, 2015
If a family in the city had the money to move to the suburbs for the good suburban schools that would be a choice. But what about the families in the city that don't have the money to make that move? What choice do they have? Read more »
May 19, 2015
The Baltimore riots produced national lamentations about urban poverty, but don’t expect much to be done about it. Witness how the Maryland legislature gutted a charter-school reform that could have offered an escape for poor children. Read more »
May 15, 2015
Congress is gearing up to reauthorize funding for the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program that aided Ms. Tomdio — a school voucher program that provides disadvantaged families with money to subsidize their children’s enrollment at private schools in the nation’s capital. Meanwhile, President Obama’s fiscal 2016 budget includes cuts to the program. Read more »
May 15, 2015
Once again, New Mexico charter schools are at the top of the class, demonstrating why there is pent-up demand from families for this successful alternative public education model. Read more »
May 1, 2015
“It’s a really important option, brick and mortar, one size fits all, doesn’t work for all children,” said CER President Kara Kerwin. “Maryland eliminating the potential for that innovation to flourish here would really be a step backwards.” Read more »
April 30, 2015
by Heather Kays The Heartland Institute April 29, 2015 The latest 8th grade U.S. history, civics, and geography results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), released Wednesday, April 29, showed no significant change from the last assessment in 2010. For 2014, the NAEP scores show only 18 percent of students scored proficient in […] Read more »
April 28, 2015
The Washington Post says this is proof white parents are using charter schools to “secede” from the traditional public system. But the figures show otherwise. Read more »
April 27, 2015
A national charter advocacy organization wants Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) to veto a bill passed by the General Assembly that would change how charter schools operate in the state. Read more »
April 20, 2015
As one of "those charter advocates" mentioned in The Sun's editorial regarding charter schools ("Better than nothing," April 17), I strongly disagree with the conclusion that Gov. Larry Hogan should sign the horrendous charter school legislation passed by the General Assembly. Read more »
April 17, 2015
While I’ve lived in this area for only five years, my family is rooted in almost every corner of this state — from the Eastern Shore to Hagerstown, from Baltimore to Bethesda. Read more »