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Bruno Behrend discusses School Choice
April 11, 2011

January 30, 2016
Former Congressman and current AM 560 The Answer radio personality Joe Walsh joins The Heartland Institute's National School Choice Week event as keynote speaker on Saturday, January 30 at The Heartland Institute's offices in Arlington Heights. The event will feature a panel discussion on how education choice benefits all students across Chicagoland and across the country. Every child deserves access to a quality education.
January 21, 2016
The second panel analyzes recently passed education savings account program in Nevada and Mississippi, the state of education in the country, and how to fight back against Common Core Standards. Speaking on this panel are Mississippi State Senator Angela Burks Hill (R-Picayune); Civitas Institute attorney Elliot Engstrom; and Heartland Senior Fellow Bruno Behrend.
October 29, 2015
The second panel analyzes successes in states that are expanding school choice. It also looks at what some states are doing to fight back against increased federal control of education. Speaking on this panel are Illinois state Representative Jeanne Ives (R-DuPage County), Director of State Programs and Government Relations at the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice Michael Chartier, and Communications Director for the John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy Michael Novak.
October 28, 2015
Bruno Behrend, senior fellow for education policy at the Heartland Institute; Troy LaRaviere, Chicago Public School Principal and James Thindwa, community engagement coordinator for the American Federation of Teachers debated school choice.
August 14, 2015
On July 25, 1015, Bruno Behrend, Senior Fellow for Education Policy at the Heartland Institute, and Troy LaRaviere, Principal of Blaine Elementary School, offered their perspectives on “Public or private? What should be the future of public education in Chicago?” Behrend’s argument was clear: Large urban districts, the teachers unions, and the public school system itself, are willing to protect themselves with lobbying in Springfield and Washington, DC at the expense of the children. LaRaviere started explaining the difference between scientific data and the use of averages and overall data. He then espoused the virtues of Chicago Public Schools (CPS), quoting statistics and claiming CPS was outperforming charter schools in Chicago.
August 14, 2015
The keynote address comes from Andrew Coulson, Senior Fellow of Education Policy at the Cato Institute. He discusses his study: “Comparing Public, Private, and Market Schools: The International Evidence and the book Market Education: The Unknown History”
August 14, 2015
The second panel analyzes successes in states like Arizona and Nevada in expanding school choice. It also looks at what some states are doing to fight back against increased federal control of education. Speaking on this panel are Freedom Foundation Senior Policy Analyst Jami Lund, Nevada Policy Research Institute Communications Director Chantal Lovell, and Nevada State Senator Scott Hammond. Moderating this panel is Heartland Education Policy Expert Heather Kays.
August 21, 2013
Education in the U.S. has been underperforming and over-spending for decades. American students perform poorly compared to their counterparts in other countries, despite the fact that per-pupil spending in the U.S. is far higher. Each year more and more states are expanding school choice through increased access to charter schools, vouchers, education savings accounts, parent triggers, and tax credits. This panel also talked about the Common Core and help lawmakers better understand what it is and what it isn't. Moderator: Chip Rogers, Former Georgia State Senator Jamie Lord, American Federation For Children Eric Cochling, Georgia Center for Opportunity John Deberry, Tennessee State Representative
February 1, 2013
Ember Reichgott Junge, a former Democratic Minnesota state senator and a member of the National Charter Schools Hall of Fame, discusses the 20-year history of the charter school movement, the principle of offering choice in schools, and the future of reforms in public education.
July 13, 2012
Joy Pullmann, managing editor of The Heartland Institute's School Reform News and editor of the Education section of the Heartlander digital magazine, spoke at CPAC Chicago on the "Lake Woebegon Effect" on education. The introduction rightly credits Heartland's SRN as being a pioneer in publishing news and information on school choice, "an indisensible resources for what is going on around the country in school reform." Pullmann speaks about the intellectual deficit in today's public education system, despite an average of $13,000 spent per student. Our kids are not only way behind students in most developed nations — and many developing countries — American kids are tragically ignorant about the teachings of liberty and the way our government works. And lest you think kids in "rich" public school districts are doing OK ... Pullmann smashes that myth. Bottom line: The public school system is a failure. We've tragically ceded the direction of the education of our chlidren away from parents and put all the trust in "experts" who didn't earn that and haven't proven they deserve it. And while teachers cannot parent, parents can teach — or at least join others to take better control of their kids education via The Parent Trigger. It's time for parents to assert their rights and take back control over our public schools.
May 24, 2011
Taxpayer Saving Grants stand to save Texas $2 billion over the course of the next two years, while at the same time, affording a choice to parents in their child's education.