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Time for ESAs?

Sometimes the government-run school districts can help special needs students; but sometimes they can’t.

School Highlight: Liberty Classical Academy

Better Ed would love to see all children have a chance at an academically rigorous education like the one given at Liberty Classical Academy. In order to better describe their academic approach, the folks at Liberty kindly agreed to answer the following interview questions.


As you’ll recall, Better Ed was criticized in a FOX 9 News article for “appropriating” or co-opting the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag in our most recent postcard. Interestingly, the Black Lives Matter movement is now celebrating its co-opting of a hashtag from the Mall of America. 

In Defense of Learning a Second Language

Two of the top-performing public schools in Minneapolis and St. Paul are both charter schools. But that’s not the only noteworthy characteristic they share: they both have a strong emphasis on foreign language.

American Students Can’t Write: Here’s Why

As far as I know, the pen is still mightier than the sword. Perhaps it’s time we once again give our students the appropriate tools with which to wield this mighty weapon.

Charter Schools Do It For Less

Perhaps it’s time to give more parents the chance to choose a high-quality, rather than simply a high-spending, education for their children.

Recap: #BlackLivesMatter & Better Ed

Who knew sending out a postcard could put you on the radio five times in seven days, spawn dozens of podcasts from political commentators of all stripes, and more social media comments, tweets, and re-tweets than anyone can count?

Want Jobs and Entrepreneurship? Encourage Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship students are wise and know a good thing when they see it.

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