Charter Schools on Townhall

Phyllis Schlafly - Tue Apr 10

The charter school movement was presented to the American people as a way to have more parental control over public school education. Charter schools are public schools financed by local taxpayers and federal grants. ... more

Derek Hunter - Sun Feb 5

Would any concerned parent willingly send their children to an average public school in this country if there was an option available? ... more

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. - Tue Jan 10

Much political noise has been made about providing grants and/or loans for higher education. For minorities, these programs are seen as invitations for full participation in the American system. ... more

Rebecca Hagelin - Fri Dec 16

Culture Challenge of the Week: Schools as Parents ... more

Helen Whalen Cohen - Tue Dec 6

Kyle Olson - Tue Nov 1

Patricia McAllister is the anti-Semitic gasbag who recently spouted racist remarks to She was summarily fired by the Los Angeles Unified School District where she was an at-will substitute teacher. When a Fox 11 reporter gave her a chance to clarify her remarks, she continued with the same moronic diatribe: “Jews have been run out of 109 countries throughout history – we need to run them out of this one.” ... more

Kyle Olson - Mon Oct 24

Unsurprisingly, one of the few interest groups advocating for the “American Jobs Act” is the American Federation of Teachers. Despite claims that “the money is not for us as teachers,” everyone knows that’s a farce. Nobody suggests teachers shouldn’t be paid, but they shouldn’t patronize taxpayers by suggesting that increased spending on government schools isn’t for the teachers. ... more

AP News - Wed Oct 12

Cal Thomas - Thu Sep 29

You know President Obama thinks he is in trouble with his liberal base when he lapses into what used to be called "jive talk" before an audience of Congressional Black Caucus members. Dropping his "g's", the president admonished the group to "stop complainin'." ... more

Kyle Olson - Tue Sep 27

When President Obama once again addresses public school students this week, he will likely hit all the poll-tested phrases (“The future of America depends on you”) and other warmed-over pablum (“There is no excuse for not trying”) which will leave the kids reaching for their contraband ear buds. ... more

John Stossel - Wed Sep 21

School spending has doubled over the past 30 years. Yet what do we get? More buildings and more assistant principals -- but student learning? No improvement. If you graph the numbers, the spending line slopes steeply, while the lines for reading, math and science scores are as flat as a dead man's EKG. ... more

Vincent Vernuccio - Wed Sep 21

On Friday September 9, Michigan State Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville (R-Monroe) announced he would introduce legislation giving teachers in his state right to work protections. ... more

Ed Feulner - Sat Aug 27

We’re used to hearing bad news from the education front -- poor test scores, falling literacy, slipping standards. But the new academic year brings a welcome change: school-choice programs have expanded significantly in recent months. Indeed, The Wall Street Journal has already dubbed 2011 “The Year of School Choice.” ... more

John C. Goodman - Sat Jul 30

In every case, the reformers are pitted against the teacher unions. The issue is always the same: are schools essentially a jobs program, serving the interests of the people who work there? Or is their primary purpose to serve children? ... more Staff - Tue Jul 26