Commentary and Opinion

Commentary and opinion

Transportation a crucial second-generation policy issue for education choice

Florida is known as a land of school choice, and rightfully so. It is home to multiple large private school choice programs and a vibrant charter school sector. Its largest district proudly celebrates the fact that almost three-quarters of its students attend a school of choice. Criticizing Florida on school[Read More…]

Trusting John Dewey?

The curriculum and the teaching method that are ideal for children have long been in dispute and remain so. Favorite methods range from Montessori to Steiner to traditional classroom lecture, recital and ABCs; the same diversity holds for the perfect content – factual, moral and political. Many, also, are the[Read More…]

Proposed funding cap in Arizona would deprive thousands

If you need to make a choice between reading this post or watching the video featuring the mom pictured above, please watch the video. Katie Swingle explains why families with children with special needs require and deserve access to education choice. Her story demonstrates why depriving them of choice is[Read More…]

Extra! Extra! More good news about Florida schools

When it comes to Florida’s public education system, good news does not travel fast. The latest examples: Two encouraging reports that got zero traction in mainstream media circles. The first is a rigorous study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research. It found that as America’s largest private school[Read More…]

Sending out an SOS in Arizona

Editor’s note: In case you missed it, click here to listen to Matt Ladner’s recent interview on Phoenix-based public radio station KJZZ. After claiming to have no desire to take choice away from the special populations eligible for Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship Account program, opponents have filed a ballot proposition to[Read More…]

Presidential candidates do not think all children are created equal

Editor’s note: This column from redefinED guest blogger Chris Stewart first appeared Feb. 25 on Education Post. I’m starting to notice a trend among the presidential candidates. I don’t think they’re vying to be a president who represents all Americans, just some. It sounds crazy but hear me out.  When Democratic frontrunners lavish[Read More…]