March 12, 2019
The higher the regulatory costs of participation, the less likely a private school is to participate in a school voucher program.
March 21, 2013
Florida lawmakers are considering two major school choice proposals: A “charter course” option to let K-12 and college students use tax money for individual classes outside public schools, and education savings accounts, where families control their
February 17, 2013
Idaho’s House Education Committee heard testimony in January concerning the Common Core education standards, an effort to standardize what schools across the country teach through common K-12 standards and assessments in 45 states.
January 15, 2013
In January, Congress voted to send an extra $100 million to Head Start, a few weeks after Department of Health and Human Services released its long-overdue evaluation of the federal preschool program, finding it has no benefit to children past first
July 18, 2012
The U.S. Department of Education has now waived No Child Left Behind for 32 states that agreed to reconfigure their education systems according to the executive branch’s preferences, with four more waiver applications under review.
June 2, 2012
Increasing federal intervention and the resulting burden of complying with federal programs, rules, and regulations has caused a significant growth in state bureaucracy, much of which has a parasitic relationship with federal education programs,
May 31, 2012
As state leaders across the country consider how to increase student access to online learning, a new report by the Independence Institute outlines several important steps Colorado should take to insure digital education can flourish.
May 17, 2012
A handful of states are reconsidering their commitment to the Common Core education standards adopted recently by 45 states under heavy federal incentives.
May 3, 2012
Interest rates on certain federally subsidized student loans are set to double from 3.4 to 6.8 percent when a five-year amnesty expires on July 1. President Obama is touring campuses to insist Congress extend the lower rate.
April 26, 2012
After offering 16 states waivers of No Child Left Behind requirements in exchange for implementing policy changes he prefers, Education Secretary Arne Duncan publicly floated the idea of offering similar waivers to individual school districts in states