July 19, 2017
Tax Credits Can’t Create a Competitive Education Marketplace
June 26, 2017
“The Supreme Court once again affirms the free exercise of religion ruling it is unconstitutional to deny a religious institution participation in a state program solely because of its religion.” - Lennie Jarratt
September 30, 2016
“This ruling is ultimately a win for Nevada students and will open the door for other similar school choice programs across the country.” - Teresa Mull
September 27, 2012
On Friday, the movie “Won’t Back Down” opens in more than 3,000 theaters nationwide. Starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis, the film is an inspiring story about how a single mother takes on the broken and corrupt public school system – and wins.
October 18, 2010
Only three states—Nevada, South Dakota, and Wyoming—have no corporate income tax, but Florida GOP gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott wants to add the Sunshine State to that select list.
March 16, 2010
Discussions on school choice in Illinois are currently focused on the Rev. Sen. James Meeks' school voucher bill and the use of public funds to pay for children from failing schools to be educated in private schools.
October 15, 2009
Your two articles about the decline of Detroit and its public schools (“In One House,” Sept. 26, 2009, and “Detroit Coaxes Students,” Oct. 1, 2009) failed to mention how teacher unions helped encourage that decline.
September 1, 2008
Although vouchers are supposed to prompt improvements in the public schools through competition for students, the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) have shown little improvement in graduation rates or test scores -- despite the migration of more than 19,000
July 23, 2008
This Heartland Policy Study by education expert George Clowes addresses concerns about the efficacy of school vouchers that have been raised recently by some school reform advocates.
April 23, 2008
The letters from the two public school educators (Sara Stevenson, April 101, and Molly Wuller, April 162) regarding school choice are rather condescending about the "poorly prepared . . .
July 26, 2007
Arguing in favor of state taxpayers shouldering a larger portion of public school costs, Chicago Public Schools CEO Arne Duncan said recently, “It’s unfair and immoral that our students are being short-changed.” (Tribune, July 17, 2007).
March 9, 2007
Eric Zorn's account ("The mark of true friends," Mar. 8) of how Chicagoan Michael Duplessis got a misspelled "Chi-tonw" tattoo shows how badly our public schools are failing, since that's an error a third-grader should catch.
March 1, 2007
Critics are wrong to say Tazewell County's Central School District can't generate sufficient funds from local property taxes and thus suffers academically versus a "wealthy" district like Lake County's Rondout School District ["School
December 22, 2006
Your reporters must not have visited a modern-day public school before penning their December 18 article, "How to Bring Our Schools Out of the 20th Century.
December 14, 2006
I was surprised Mayor Bloomberg did not cite mayoral control as the solution to the problems of U.S. public education ("Flabby, Inefficient, Outdated," Dec. 13). That's what he said would work for New York City's schools -- but it hasn't.
December 1, 2006
After reviewing additional research studies on teacher performance and the mechanisms of student learning, Barak Rosenshine and Robert Stevens in 1986 developed a six-function teaching model to describe the necessary sequence of instructional steps that
November 22, 2006
The excuse offered for CPS's abysmally low science scores ["CPS Kids Lag Badly In Science" Nov. 16] in the 2005 Urban NAEP--that teachers were too busy working to raise reading scores--just doesn't wash.
October 25, 2006
It's good to see the federal government trying to introduce merit pay into the public school system.
September 5, 2006
On September 5, Heartland Senior Fellow George Clowes addressed a Village Board meeting in Mt. Prospect, Illinois on the subject of a proposed smoking ban in the community. His testimony, edited for clarity, appears below.
January 24, 2006
Your January 23, 2006 editorial about the unrelenting opposition of the teacher unions to school choice programs was off the mark with the suggestion that such behavior was somehow futuristic.