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July 19, 2017
By George A. Clowes
Tax Credits Can’t Create a Competitive Education Marketplace
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Education
June 26, 2017
By Lennie Jarratt, Tim Benson, S.T. Karnick, Teresa Mull, Joseph A. Morris, Robert G. Holland, George A. Clowes, John McAdams, Josh Brown, Nick Dranias, Michael Warder
“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
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Education
September 30, 2016
By Lennie Jarratt, Teresa Mull, George A. Clowes, Larry Sand, Joy Pullmann
“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
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September 27, 2012
By Joy Pullmann, Herbert J. Walberg, Robert G. Holland, S.T. Karnick, George A. Clowes
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.
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October 18, 2010
By George A. Clowes
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.
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March 16, 2010
By George A. Clowes
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.
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Education
October 15, 2009
By George A. Clowes
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.
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September 1, 2008
By George A. Clowes
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
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Education
July 23, 2008
By George A. Clowes
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.
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Education
April 23, 2008
By George A. Clowes
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 . . .
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Education
July 26, 2007
By George A. Clowes
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).
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March 9, 2007
By George A. Clowes
Dear Editor: 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.
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March 1, 2007
By George A. Clowes
Dear Editor: 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
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December 22, 2006
By George A. Clowes
Dear Editor: 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.
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December 14, 2006
By George A. Clowes
Dear Editor: 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.
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December 1, 2006
By George A. Clowes
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
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Education
November 22, 2006
By George A. Clowes
Dear Editor: 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.
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October 25, 2006
By George A. Clowes
Dear Editor: It's good to see the federal government trying to introduce merit pay into the public school system.
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September 5, 2006
By George A. Clowes
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. Good evening.
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January 24, 2006
By George A. Clowes
Dear Editor: 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.
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January 1, 2006
By George A. Clowes
Despite educational reforms implemented over the past eight years, students graduating from public schools are still largely unprepared for the workforce, according to the latest annual employer survey published in November 2005 by the National
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Education
December 1, 2005
By George A. Clowes
Good news about student athletes in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) was publicized in Mayor Richard M. Daley's "Principal for a Day" news conference October 27.
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Education
November 1, 2005
By George A. Clowes
Since its inception in 2000, the Media and Technology Charter High (MATCH) School in Boston has drawn its predominantly black and Hispanic students largely from the city's poorest demographic, and most of its students enter ninth grade achieving well
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Education
October 3, 2005
By George A. Clowes
Dear Editor: The Daily Herald hit a triple with its September 14 editorial about the continuing slippage of U.S. students in international performance rankings: First, the present system is not delivering quality education to all students.
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July 1, 2005
By George A. Clowes
Review of Doomed to Fail: The Built-in Defects of American Education by Paul A. Zoch Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 2004, 237 pages, ISBN 1-56663-567-5, $26.95 Paul A.
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Education
July 1, 2005
By George A. Clowes
Review of Public Schools, Public Menace: How Public Schools Lie to Parents and Betray Our Children by Joel Turtel New York: Liberty Books, 2005, 387 pages, ISBN 0-9645693-2-9, $17.95 "[T]ake their future into your hands, now.
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Education
July 1, 2005
By George A. Clowes
Some education policy analysts say tuition tax credit programs such as Arizona's, which a federal district court judge on March 24 upheld as constitutional, are preferable to vouchers because they do not involve "public money" and are therefore less
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Education
June 1, 2005
By George A. Clowes
Despite the efforts of teacher unions and their allies to portray voucher supporters as extremists whose ideas are out of touch with mainstream America, the results of recent public opinion polls taken in three different states show solid support for
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Education
May 1, 2005
By George A. Clowes
Ruling in what school choice advocates have called "the most frivolous" challenge ever filed against a school choice program, a federal district court judge on March 24 upheld Arizona's scholarship tax credit program as constitutional, dismissing a
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Education
May 1, 2005
By George A. Clowes
When K-12 public school teachers attain certification through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), they are rewarded with annual bonuses of up to $7,500.
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Education
April 21, 2005
By George A. Clowes
(April 21, 2005 -- Chicago, IL) Yesterday, the National Education Association, the nation’s largest teacher union, filed a lawsuit against the federal government claiming it had not provided sufficient funding to support the reforms required by No Child
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April 21, 2005
By George A. Clowes
On April 20, the National Education Association, the nation's largest teacher union, filed a lawsuit against the federal government claiming it had not provided sufficient funding to support the reforms required by No Child Left Behind (NCLB), the school
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April 19, 2005
By George A. Clowes
As an April 14 Tribune editorial pointed out ("Top teachers for tough jobs"), when K-12 public school teachers attain certification through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, they are rewarded with annual bonuses.
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April 1, 2005
By George A. Clowes
"Politicians who promote public schools don't always send their kids to them," said ABC News journalist John Stossel in a segment of the 20/20 program broadcast on January 28, called "Public Schools for Poor Kids, Not Politicians' Kids.
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Education
April 1, 2005
By George A. Clowes
Culminating a 12-year court battle over the funding of New York City's public schools, New York State Supreme Court Justice Leland DeGrasse issued a final decision on February 15 ordering the state legislature and governor to spend an additional $5.
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Education
April 1, 2005
By George A. Clowes
Crowds of concerned parents, students, and educators rallied in Tallahassee, Florida and Madison, Wisconsin in January and February to show support for defending and expanding school voucher programs that school choice opponents are trying to kill or
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Education
April 1, 2005
By George A. Clowes
"Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door.
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Education
April 1, 2005
By George A. Clowes
A total of 531 students transferred to better-performing public schools and more than 200 were able to receive tutoring services during 2003-04 as a result of help provided by Project CREO, according to a February 2005 update from Hispanic CREO, the
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Education
March 1, 2005
By George A. Clowes
The parent organization of the Lewis Lemon public school in Rockford, Illinois is asking the local school board not to drop a three-year-old reading program that has raised the school’s test scores well above the district average.
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Education
March 1, 2005
By George A. Clowes
On December 16, 2004, the education reform group Education Excellence Utah filed a complaint with Utah attorney general Mark Shurtleff (R) against the Ballot Fund of the National Education Association (NEA).
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Education
 

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