Education and Public Policy

Part-time enrollment in Florida could give families even more options for education

Editor’s note: This article appeared Monday on Florida students could soon benefit from the option to attend a blend of classes in public schools, homeschools and specialized schools as a part of their weekly schedule. Called “part-time public enrollment,” the initiative is a part of the bigger school reform[Read More…]

Texas legislation would compensate rural districts if students leave for private schools

Editor’s note: This article appeared Monday on On the last day of bill filing for the current legislative session, priority legislation on the expansion of school choice and parental rights was finally filed in the Texas Senate. State Sen. Brandon Creighton (R-Conroe) revealed the bill Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is[Read More…]

Word for word: Democratic lawmaker says education choice saved his life

Editor’s note: Last week, as members of the Florida House Education & Employment Committee debated HB 1, some lawmakers shared how education choice, or the lack of it, shaped their lives. Among them was Rep. Gallop Franklin II. The Tallahassee Democrat, one of two members of his party who joined[Read More…]

Florida’s education choice opportunity

Editor’s note: This commentary from Jason Bedrick, a research fellow with The Heritage Foundation’s Center for Education Policy, appeared Sunday on Florida long has been a leading state for education freedom and choice. It was no surprise when Florida ranked first in the nation last year in The Heritage[Read More…]

It’s time to pass ESAs to expand Idaho school choice

Editor’s note: This commentary from veteran educator Laura Fischer, founder of Math with Mrs. Fish and chapter leader of Independent Women’s Network Boise, Idaho, appeared last week on I have been a teacher since 1989. Over the last 33 years, I have taught every grade level from kindergarten to[Read More…]

Worried about declining civic knowledge? Support school choice.

It’s no secret that many Americans don’t know a whole lot about the U.S. government and how it operates. The 2022 edition of the Annenberg Public Policy Center’s annual civics knowledge survey found that over half of American adults were unable to identify the three branches of government, more than[Read More…]

Management is dead, long live emancipation!

Blogger and journalist Matthew Yglesias wrote an interesting piece on his substack blog called “The Strange Death of Education Reform, Part 1. Here is an excerpt, but do read the whole article. Back in 2011, Barack Obama called improving school quality the civil rights issue of our time. There was[Read More…]

Video: With rural school choice, a pearl of a school

Editor’s note: This is the third video in our series on school choice in rural areas. You can check out the first two here and here. And you can see our paper on the topic, “Rerouting the Myths of Rural Education Choice,” here. ED Corps High School is a home-grown[Read More…]