Just what is a microschool? The Christian Science Monitor takes a thorough and balanced look at the growing movement. Ask a dozen microschool leaders to describe their schools, and you’ll likely receive a dozen slightly different responses: Montessori-inspired, nature-focused, project-based, faith-oriented, child-led, or some combination of other attributes. They may exist[Read More…]
Editor’s note: This month, redefinED is revisiting the best examples of our Voucher Left series, which focuses on the center-left roots of school choice. Today’s post explores one of the world’s most robust systems of government-funded private school choice in a country known as a progressive’s paradise: the Netherlands. By[Read More…]
When it comes to public education, the U.S. stands apart from many industrialized democracies. It excludes private and faith-based schools, and has generally relied on local governments as the sole providers of publicly supported education in a geographic area. A new volume by Johns Hopkins University researcher Ashley Berner argues[Read More…]
The Netherlands is one of the most liberal nations on the planet. It also has one of the world’s most robust systems of parental school choice.
This is the latest post in our series on the voucher left. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Democratic icon, was an unabashed supporter of school choice, as we’ve been happy to note. For years, he led an effort to establish tuition tax credits for parents who send their children to private schools[Read More…]
The American school system was, from its inception, a product of intolerance for human difference. Grounded in 19th Century religious and cultural prejudice, it was artfully designed to assure no government resource would end up supporting the teaching of religious or cultural notions that were uncongenial to the Protestant majority.[Read More…]
The belief that a society or a nation can be unified – its barriers of religion, class, and race broken down – by bringing its children together in common schools that express a lowest-common-denominator vision of national life is a persistent theme throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, and has[Read More…]