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January 23, 2017
Colleges are failing, but what can replace them? Online courses, net-campuses and mentors. by David Gelernter The Wall Street Journal January 23, 2017 U.S. colleges are failing—the fancy-pants institutions along with the rest. They nearly all have fundamental problems, and they have had them so long that these institutions seem destined to collapse as students […] Read more »
January 10, 2017
by Joe Nathan Chalkbeat January 5, 2017 Do some school choice programs make sense in rural America? For students like Paige Knutson, Daniel Lopez Gomez, and Merle Vander Weyst, the answer is certainly yes. President-elect Donald Trump and his choice for secretary of education insist that private-school vouchers are a good idea. I strongly disagree. […] Read more »
January 9, 2017
by Jeanne Allen Washington Examiner December 5, 2016 With Betsy DeVos likely the next Secretary of Education, the sharks of the status quo are circling. There is all sorts of misinformation about her home state of Michigan’s vibrant charter school movement and whether such schools in Detroit have succeeded or failed in a city that […] Read more »
October 27, 2016
by Stephen I. Mayo Soundview Rising October 14, 2016 Ah… the Hollywood Axis of Evil. We have become accustomed to its denizens poking their stimulant-addled noses into matters of public policy, and making profound asses of themselves; from actor Sean Penn’s ludicrous foray into international drug-cartel diplomacy to star Leonardo DiCaprio’s half-baked musings on climate change […] Read more »
September 30, 2016
by Jeanne Allen Daily Hampshire Gazette September 30, 2016 It’s time to set the record straight on education funding. Opponents of parent power continue to spread false information about charter schools, despite the fact that many reputable sources, including newspaper editorial boards, have acknowledged that the claim that charter schools drain resources from traditional public […] Read more »
September 12, 2016
by Jeanne Allen the 74 September 12, 2016 At this year’s national charter school conference, school choice warrior Howard Fuller argued that we must partner with anyone who is aligned on helping kids. Like him, I am never ambivalent or silent when the truth about education reform is at stake. Well here I am, speaking […] Read more »
September 9, 2016
The claim that charter schools drain resources from traditional public schools is “absurd” and an “outright lie,” as many reputable researchers as well as editorial boards have acknowledged and documented. Read more »
September 2, 2016
When it comes to public charter schools and funding, it's time to set the record straight. Read more »
August 19, 2016
Teachers unions are leading a deliberate, deceptive campaign designed to scare those who support families’ rights to choose the best education for their children. Read more »
August 17, 2016
Instead of engaging in a honest debate about charters, critics try to shift the conversation to other topics, such as quibbling over whether a charter school waiting list that runs well over 30,000 kids might overcount by a few thousand. Or whether or not a pro-charter event could be held inside the State House. Read more »