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September 8, 2015
A court rejects a voter-passed charter law in Washington state. Wall Street Journal Review & Outlook September 7, 2015 Eight new charter schools in Washington state opened this fall, but on Friday the state Supreme Court delivered a grim surprise by overturning the state’s charter law. Welcome back to the public school monopoly, kids. The […] Read more »
August 25, 2015
by Karl Dean The Tennessean August 24, 2015 “When is enough enough?” That question was posed during the Metro school board’s meeting Tuesday night before the board voted to deny KIPP Nashville’s charter applications – applications that were recommended for approval by the district’s charter review committee. It’s a question worth considering. When will we […] Read more »
June 23, 2015
As someone who has spent more than three decades working in both public and private sectors to improve the lives of Florida's families, it's impossible for me to sit idly and let rhetoric trump reality in recent Sun Sentinel coverage of the Palm Beach School District's war on charter schools. Read more »
May 8, 2015
THE STATE of Baltimore’s public schools was spotlighted in the aftermath of riots that rocked a city mourning the death of a young black man, Freddie Gray, while in police custody. Bad schools are only one element of urban dysfunction. Read more »
May 4, 2015
Today in the U.S. there are approximately 3 million students being served by nearly 7,000 charter schools across 43 states and the District of Columbia. We’ve come a long way since the first charter school opened its doors in Minnesota back in 1991, but I ask myself as we celebrate National Charter Schools Week, have we come far enough? Read more »
April 15, 2015
MARYLAND GOV. Larry Hogan, who never held elective office before voters chose him last fall, was true to his promise to govern from the center in the first legislative session of his term. Read more »
March 9, 2015
Every child has dreams. As for me, I dream about becoming an interior designer or photographer. My friends joke that neither of these careers will make me rich, but in my dreams, doing what I love is far more important than making money. Read more »
February 26, 2015
MARYLAND GOV. Larry Hogan (R) has proposed improvements to Maryland’s charter school law, currently the worst in the nation. Teachers union leaders and traditional public school officials are aghast. Lawmakers should look past their over-the-top rhetoric and bring Maryland into line with common-sense policies of other states. Read more »
February 4, 2015
I recently had the pleasure of being introduced to Mahsaan Wearing and Derrick Brockington, two Pennsylvania high school seniors who are anything but typical teens. Read more »
January 26, 2015
In Florida alone, there are over 1,400 events planned for National School Choice Week (Jan. 25-31) when kids will break out the signature yellow scarves and families will celebrate the empowerment and opportunity that comes with being able to choose the best education option for their child. Read more »