Tag: parental empowerment

Dedicated to the proposition

“Matters of fact … are very stubborn things.” Tindal, Will of Matthew Tindal My Catholic elementary school in Duluth, Minnesota, shared a boundary line with a large public school, East Junior High. In seventh and eighth grades, we kids from Rosary would be sent across that border once a week,[Read More…]

Empowerment, exit and entrepreneurship will continue to transform education

Editor’s note: This commentary from Kerry McDonald, a senior fellow at the Foundation for Economic Education and an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, appeared Monday on forbes.com. Over the past two years of social and economic disruption, U.S. education has experienced an extraordinary transformation that can best be defined[Read More…]

More than 2,000 Hope Scholarships awarded in W.Va.

Editor’s note: This news story appeared Tuesday on West Virginia’s wchstv.com. With the deadline for applications approaching, more than 2,000 students in West Virginia have been awarded the Hope Scholarship education savings account for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year, the state Treasurer’s Office said. The Hope Scholarship provides families with[Read More…]

Private school choice upholds our civic values

Editor’s note: This commentary from Byron Schlomach, who served as director of the Center for Economic Prosperity at the Goldwater Institute, appeared Monday on the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs website. Public education has an aura or mystique about it for many people. The vast majority of Americans received their[Read More…]

West Virginia is ground zero in battle for broad educational savings accounts in America

Editor’s note: This article appeared last week on West Virginia’s dailytorch.com One of the broadest educational savings accounts in the nation is set to go into effect Aug. 15 in West Virginia. The program stipulates $4,600 to West Virginia students that leave the public school system for either private schools or homeschooling.[Read More…]

Jeb Bush: ‘Reform is never finished, success is never final’

Editor’s note: Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush advocates for an “unbundled” education of the future after two years of disrupted schooling in this opinion piece circulated by ExcelinEd, the organization for which he is founder and chairman. The commentary published originally in the Miami Herald. Last month marked two years[Read More…]

A parent’s story: An education savings account made all the difference for my son

Editor’s note: This first-person essay from Arizona mother Cassandra Pacheco was adapted from the American Federation for Children’s Voices for Choice website. When my child started kindergarten, I noticed he did some things differently from his classmates. He didn’t like to communicate with them, or with his teachers. He hid under[Read More…]

Competition drives improvement in public schools

Editor’s note: This commentary from Byron Schlomach, who served as director of the Center for Economic Prosperity at the Goldwater Institute, appeared Wednesday on the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs’ website. People love contests. We have spelling bees, chess tournaments, video game contests, and poker tournaments, just to name a[Read More…]