Tag: Robert Enlow

E pluribus bonum

“That which purifies us is trial, and trial is by what is contrary.” John Milton, Areopagitica My thanks to those eminent school choice advocates Larry Sand of California and collaborators Robert Enlow and Jason Bedrick of EdChoice in Indiana. I recommend reading their recent critiques here and here of the[Read More…]

Common ground to advance choice: Miltonite means and Coonian ends

Editor’s note: Robert Enlow, president and CEO of EdChoice, and Jason Bedrick, director of policy at EdChoice, provided the following response to a post from redefinED columnist John Coons. In a recent redefinED blog post, school choice icon John Coons proposed finding common ground between two groups of education reformers[Read More…]

K-12 traditionalists: Be careful what you wish for

Robert C. Enlow at Ed Choice crunched some numbers on how things might look if 10 percent to 30 percent of private school students migrate to public schools this fall. The state-by-state analysis is not an unimaginable scenario, given our suddenly massive unemployment rate – one in five American workers[Read More…]

A ‘whiny’ argument against voucher testing

The question of how to hold private schools academically accountable for publicly supported, school voucher students remains contentious and, frankly, unclear. But to oppose tests out of fear the opposition will twist the results is simply untenable. In one of the latest venues where this debate played out, at the[Read More…]

How does ‘Tear down this wall!’ sound for a school choice rallying cry?

Nobody invoked Ronald Reagan this week and demanded that somebody (Randi Weingarten? President Obama? The local school board?) “tear down this wall,” but two school choice champions got close. Step Up for Students President Doug Tuthill used the Berlin Wall analogy yesterday in a redefinED post about the big-picture trends in[Read More…]