On this episode of the Federalist Radio Hour, Joy Pullmann and Megan McArdle discuss education, economics, and their Thanksgiving menus.
We calculated how much the taxpayers of Illinois, New Jersey, Kentucky, California, or Connecticut might benefit if some public school families were given school choice.
Congress can take two major steps to encourage school choice in lieu of this ineffective 529 expansion: dramatically cut its meddling in education, and dramatically increase the federal child tax credit.
School choice hasn’t been tried and found wanting. It’s been found politically difficult and not really tried.
Just like Melbourne cabbies, school choice opponents can cause all the irresponsible gridlock they want, but in the end they can’t halt progress.
Two of Colorado’s largest school districts are engaging in very public fights over the future of K-12 education. Their outcomes will affect families across the country.
Betsy DeVos frightens the heebiejeebies out of the Left because her marquee policy—school choice—uncovers their intellectual and moral bankruptcy.
If we’re relying on parents to put the ‘common good’ above what they perceive as their child getting a better education, how far do you expect us to get?
For two or three days per week, students come together to a building, attend classes with regular teachers, and have classmates. The rest of the week, the students work on their own at home.
Parents are finding fewer and fewer ways to protect their children from being used as guinea pigs inside an experiment constructed by unelected bureaucrats.
Katherine Stewart’s argument is lazy. It’s generalized, misinformed, and reads much like a carnival barker shouting down the looming threat of theocracy, theocracy, theocracy.
Increasingly, it seems that choice students may undergo a performance drop upon initially entering the program, but a performance gain from continued exposure.
Despite this week’s positive religious liberty rulings, the 2015 Obergefell ruling created conflicting precedent harassing schools into controversial manifestations of unproven gender ideology.
Honestly, competence, adequacy, and good enough ought to be satisfying enough goals for most students in most subject areas.
Particularly in America’s rural areas and small towns, student performance is often as bad as it is in urban centers.
A House exchange attacking religious Americans accidentally highlighted the wisdom in Betsy DeVos’s apparent decision this week to refrain from anouncing a federal ‘choice’ program.
The more levels of government that interfere with a school, the more waste, fraud, and abuse its leaders can get away with because it’s not clear who is responsible for what.
As you know, back in 2018 the voters of Iowa decided to make summer camp compulsory—and for good reason.
For the first time since his election, President Trump has reiterated his opposition to Common Core. And his education secretary is starting to sound promising notes.
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