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Why do People Want Educational Freedom?

Take a look at the following charts from the Department of Education. Then ask, “Where would you prefer to send your child?”

Half of Public School Parents Would Rather Enroll Their Child Elsewhere

Do you agree with the majority of Americans that school funding should follow the child so that parents are able to send him or her to the school of their choice?

Does Judicial Activism Work?

There’s nothing like the threat of a huge legal battle to instigate change.

Charter Schools are not Private Schools

Here’s a quick summary of the differences between private schools and charter schools in Minnesota.

Blaine Strikes Again

Earlier today, the Colorado State Supreme Court struck down a voucher program that had been instituted by the Douglas County Schools, a district south of Denver with 67,000 students.

Even the “Best” American Schools Can’t Compete Globally

Such information should be a wake-up call to the rest of us as well. We can’t sit back on the laurels of our “good” and “high-achieving” schools because they might be falling behind as well.

The New AP U.S. History Textbook

There is no such thing as an unbiased history.

What Today's Supreme Court Ruling Could Mean For Schools

The SCOTUS ruling on same-sex marriage could impact religious schools.

Why Do Minneapolis Schools Spend So Much More Than St. Paul?

If the only variables in determining the cost of education are the demographics of the student body, why would two very similar districts across the Mississippi River from each other have such a great discrepancy in spending?

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