Bipartisanship in action.
Thankfully, institutionalized racism and legal discrimination have been relegated to the ash heap of history.
Education is another area where we should be hopeful. Simply stated, it’s increasingly difficult for defenders of the status quo to rationalize pouring more money into the failed government education monopoly.
These days, freedom is under fire in many ways. So it’s nice to be able to report that, in one area at least, freedom is marching in the right direction: education.
As Wisconsin legislators debate expanding the state’s parental choice private school voucher program, Racine Unified Superintendent Dr. Ann Laing’s shocking comments from the last budget cycle remind us school choice is an uphill battle.
The school choice movement -- which germinated 50 years ago in free-market economist Milton Friedman's fertile mind -- recently counted its largest victory. The Indiana Supreme Court unanimously upheld the constitutionality of the state's school voucher program. Under it, more than half a million low- and middle-income Hoosier students -- and about 62 percent of all families -- are eligible for state aid to help pay for a private or religious school.
The benefits of early childhood education are boundless, and no sane person would argue that. But no sane person would argue that such things should remain under the aegeis of the federal government.
More than 200 organizations across the country are staging some 3,600 events to mark this year’s School Choice Week. But many grateful parents have reason to celebrate every week.
School choice is a hot topic in education today. Whether headlines point to students excelling in public charter schools or in innovative virtual schools, students and teachers are taking advantage of the options and flexibility provided by new school choice policies being introduced around the nation.
If you are going to debate immigration reform, be smart about immigration reform, especially about the positions of the opposite party's intellectuals.