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Public Schooling Battles: March Dispatch

NEAL MCCLUSKEY, CATO INSTITUTE The country saw other kinds of identity and values-based battles in March, but the month was dominated by one thing: guns,...

Anecdotes from Distant Countries Don’t Help the Argument against School Choice in the U.S.

CORY A. DEANGELIS, CATO INSTITUTE Apparently, if you want to learn about school choice success in the United States, your first move should be to...

DC Private Schooling: A Portrait in Diversity?

NEAL MCCLUSKEY, CATO INSTITUTE Private schools are the preserves of rich, white people, and if they weren’t around education would be more racially integrated. That’s...

Educational Freedom for Our Warriors in the Land of the Free

When our Founding Fathers drafted the Declaration of Independence and the Continental Congress adopted it on July 4th, 1776, they declared themselves a nation...

Common Core & Financial Dealings Trouble Jeb Bush

KAREN R. EFFREM, MD, EDUCATION LIBERTY WATCH Editor's Note: Originally Published: Feb 26, 2015 Former governor and potential presidential candidate Jeb Bush held a closed fundraiser...

Common Core & Financial Dealings Trouble Jeb Bush

KAREN R. EFFREM, MD, EDUCATION LIBERTY WATCH Editor's Note: Originally Published: Feb 26, 2015 Former governor and potential presidential candidate Jeb Bush held a closed fundraiser...

Chile’s Proposed Education Reforms Would Kill the Goose that Lays the Golden Eggs

ANDREW J. COULSON, CATO INSTITUTE For the past three decades, Chile has had a nationwide voucher-like school choice program. Parents can choose among public and...

Officials Speak Against Common Core

BY PHYLISS SCHLAFLY It’s not merely parents who are raising a ruckus against the new Common Core standards that the Obama Administration is trying to...

My Child Is Not Common

BY PHYLISS SCHLAFLY The New York Times published an interesting color picture of moms, both white and African-American, who were demonstrating against the plan to...

Common Core Developers Fail To Warranty Product

EDUCATION REPORTER, EAGLE FORUM Although many would like Americans to believe that the Common Core standards were developed by states, were state led, and belong...

Indiana Ends Common Core Education Standards

ROB BLUEY, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Indiana’s experiment with Common Core is over. Gov. Mike Pence signed legislation today requiring the state to come up with its own...

Justina Pelletier Case Waiting on Ruling from the Judge

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, LIBERTY COUNSEL Boston, MA – Yesterday the case of Justina Pelletier and her family returned to court before Judge Johnston in the Suffolk...

Pelletiers Tell Their Story to Massachusetts Legislators

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, LIBERTY COUNSEL Boston, MA – Today the Pelletiers will meet with members of the Massachusetts Legislature to share their 13-month ordeal with the...

Institute for Justice & Alabama Parents Defend Nation’s Newest School Choice Program

LIBERTY ALERT, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE Arlington, Va.—Today, Alabama parents joined with the Institute for Justice to defend the nation’s newest school choice program from attack...

Obama’s Friends Win Big in Budget

Mike Brownfield, Heritage Foundation You don’t need to log on to President Barack Obama’s Facebook page to find out who his friends are, and you...

Celebrating School Choice Week

Mike Brownfield, Heritage Foundation What singular cause could bring together the likes of Democratic campaign strategist James Carville, Republican Governor Bobby Jindal (LA), actor Sacha...

Victory for School Choice in Indiana

SCHOOL CHOICE, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE Arlington, Va.—Indiana’s Choice Scholarship Program is perfectly constitutional.  That, in a nutshell, was the ruling issued by Marion County Superior...

Idahoans Say Yes to School Choice; But What About Fabianism?

By Steve Farrell Idahoans strongly support charter schools and a statewide tax-credit scholarship system for alternative education opportunities, say the results of a poll released...

IJ Moves to Intervene on Behalf of Parents To Defend Arizona’s New School Choice...

Liberty Alerts, Institute for Justice Yesterday, the Institute for Justice filed legal papers to intervene on behalf of parents to defend the nation’s first publicly...

Major Court Hearing Will Decide If Douglas County’s Choice Scholarship Program Continues During Lawsuit

Liberty Alerts, Institute for Justice On the eve of the new school year, opponents of school choice are trying to halt Douglas County’s Choice Scholarship...

Institute for Justice Will File To Intervene In New Colorado School Choice Case

Liberty Alerts, Institute for Justice The Institute for Justice—the nation’s leading legal advocate for school choice that has litigated every major school choice case...