Tag: education funding

Why disruption in education is essential

Editor’s note: This commentary from Jim Peschke, a former member of the Croydon, New Hampshire, school board, appeared Wednesday on concordmonitor.com. Every year, small towns across New Hampshire grapple with ways to keep their budgets in check. This usually entails minor adjustments and revisions that tighten up spending, but don’t[Read More…]

Project Nickel: A new search engine to help parents learn what public schools spend

In the 2019 feature film “Miss Virginia,” a working mother in the nation’s capital struggles to help her teenage son escape a violent public school and leads a grassroots movement to rally parents to demand new school choice options for their children. A turning point in the story occurs when[Read More…]

Oklahoma should follow others and say okay to equal funding for equal teaching

Editor’s note: This commentary is an exclusive to redefinED from Sean-Michael Pigeon, a student majoring in political science at Yale University. He works as a journalism mentor at a magnet school in New Haven, Conn. His writing has appeared in USA Today, the Washington Examiner and the Washington Times. K-12[Read More…]

Is hybrid homeschooling the future of Florida education?

For those of us not living in Florida, the story we keep hearing is that y’all have kept your schools open full time while the rest of the country has shuttered theirs. That would appear to make the Sunshine State less fertile ground for hybrid homeschooling, as there appears to[Read More…]

podcastED: SUFS president Doug Tuthill interviews Walnut Hill Workshop’s Antonio Parés

On this episode, Tuthill speaks with the founder of a Colorado-based organization that works with public and private education organizations to create new opportunities for students to receive education outside the traditional five-days-a-week, 180 days-a-year schooling model.  Tuthill and Parés discuss Colorado laws that allow funding to be portable and[Read More…]

podcastED: Matt Ladner interviews Arizona Supreme Court Justice Clint Bolick

On this episode, redefinED’s executive editor speaks with longtime education choice advocate Bolick, who is co-founder of the Institute for Justice. Now serving as an associate justice on the Arizona Supreme Court, Bolick recently co-authored Unshackled: Freeing America’s K-12 Education System. Ladner and Bolick discuss the book and imagine what[Read More…]

The pandemic has changed education; now let’s change how we fund education

Editor’s note: This commentary from Adam Peshek, a senior fellow for education at the Charles Koch Institute, first appeared on Real Clear Education. The COVID-19 pandemic has provided an unprecedented opportunity to rethink education in America. Instead of hoping for a return to “normal,” let’s learn from what has worked[Read More…]