School Choice

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Beware the Bootlegger, my son-the mouth that deceives, the claws that rent-seek! The frumious Bootlegger!
Last week we discussed how Baptist and Bootlegger coalitions have taken the wind out of the sails of the charter school movement. The term “Baptists and Bootleggers” comes from regulatory...
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Primary elections spur hope deep in the hearts of Texans
Your humble author was enjoying a cigar in his favorite haunt recently, when he encountered a friend, his sister and her husband. A proposal was made and accepted to adjourn...
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An Empire State of…bind
  The Stanford Educational Opportunity Project has developed a new data tool called the “Segregation Explorer.” Let’s start with the definition of what is being measured in this data, which...
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A real Fresh Prince can go to school in Scottsdale but not Bel Air
    Imagine the major metro area near you if students were free to attend the fanciest school district in the leafiest local suburb. Can Dallas kids enroll in Highland...
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Serfing USA
We would never abide with a system in which you had to go ask some modern-day baron to grant you permission to move. The idea is entirely absurd, with one very incongruous exception: K-12 education.
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Mexicayotl’s radical success demonstrates the folly of charter school technocracy
Mexicayotl Academy of Excellence, a charter school in Nogales Arizona, demonstrated the highest level of average academic growth among Arizona schools in the latest version of the Stanford Educational Opportunity...
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A student with many interests has many options thanks to his Personalized Education Program
  Cooper Campen is the spelling bee champion of Alachua County who plays the trumpet, reads John Grisham novels, and would like to be a mechanical engineer. Or a doctor....
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Catholic school enrollment holds steady nationally, rises in Florida
The latest national and state-by-state Catholic school enrollment numbers are out. Florida is up, while the nation is flat.
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Housing and schooling abundance versus demographic decline
The collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s instigated an enormous Russian baby bust. Geopolitical analysts Peter Zeihan predicted in a 2014 book that Russia would invade Ukraine...
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Children are our future
America’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic represents an unmitigated disaster for children, a huge number of whom dropped out of school. The 74 million published the below graphic on public...
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