Tag: educational freedom

Paul Ryan: ‘Education reform is urgent, and freedom is the key’

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s major speech in Cleveland this week focused on combating poverty through community-based efforts rather than governmental programs. It also touched on he and Mitt Romney’s plans for expanded school choice. Here are the prepared remarks in full. Here are the excerpts that addressed education reform. Even[Read More…]

A history lesson on educational freedom

Editor’s note: School choice isn’t just an American debate, and it’s not just at issue now. Noted school choice scholar Charles Glenn offers redefinED readers some historical context. This is the first in a three-part series. While protections for educational freedom emerged from political struggles in a few countries – notably[Read More…]

How a stubborn Catholic Church fostered worldwide educational choice

I head this week to Madrid for the annual meeting of OIDEL, a Geneva-based organization promoting educational freedom around the world. We advocate for policies that allow parents to decide to what school they entrust their children and that allow teachers to decide to which educational project they will dedicate their[Read More…]