“I am equal and whole.” A.C. Swinburne, Hertha “There is but one law for all … the law of our Creator, the law of humanity, justice … equity …” Edmund Burke, Impeachment of Warren Hastings To my mind, it is sad that many admirable political writers seem to overlook the[Read More…]
When Sen. Bernie Sanders, a Democratic candidate for president, recently revealed his education plan, most of the ensuing news coverage focused on his criticism of charter schools and his call for a moratorium on their expansion. Cue the usual op-eds and pundits booing him, attacking socialism and railing against infringements[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 from December 2015 describes efforts to put school vouchers on the 1980 California ballot. How the left almost pulled off a school choice revolution[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…]
Editor’s note: This February marks the 43rd anniversary of Black History Month. redefinED is taking this opportunity to revisit some pieces from our archives appropriate for this annual celebration. The article below originally appeared in redefinED in December 2015. Credit James Forman Jr. with the best account yet of the[Read More…]
As an activist, voter and resident who leans way to the left, I read the news daily and find myself asking, out loud and with more than a bit of frustration: “Can I get a left-leaning candidate for governor who knows something about educational choice in Florida?” Is that too[Read More…]
I’ve been a militant advocate, organizer and member of the Democratic Party for 30 years. A few months ago, I quit identifying as a Democrat. It had been building within me for a while. I could no longer stomach the Democratic Party’s support for an education system that hurts so[Read More…]
Forty years ago, school choice liberals started working with popular Democratic Congressman Leo Ryan to put school choice on the ballot in California. Then, tragedy struck.