School Choice on Townhall

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

Greg Baylor - Tue Sep 20

In March 2011, the school board in Douglas County, Colo., voted 7-0 to implement a school voucher program. It was designed to provide concerned parents with 75 percent of the education money provided by the state for their children if the parents preferred to send their children to the private school of their choice. ... more

Townhall.com Staff - Wed Aug 31

Kyle Olson - Tue Aug 30

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is living in Big Labor’s head – rent free. ... 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 Aug 6

Sometime in the mid-1970s, near the end of the Vietnam War, liberalism in America died an intellectual death. Since that time, virtually every new idea — whether good or bad — about how to solve our most important economic problems has come from the right. Virtually nothing has come from the left. ... more

John Ransom - Sun Jul 17

Another week and another round of comments and answers from my friends, both conservative and progressive. I see Lilly and Goshawk and Odin and James. And the week wouldn't be complete if bin Leaded didn't resort to name-calling. I suppose if you are going to write 30,000 words per week on a message board, you are bound to call someone a name sooner or later. ... more

Mike Needham - Mon Jun 13

Achieving the American Dream becomes increasingly difficult when that dream is dependent upon bureaucrats and lawmakers in Washington who may or may not have your best interests at heart. ... more

Kyle Olson - Sun Jun 12

It's not every day you will see a governmental body, in this case a school board, create competition for itself. But that's precisely what the Douglas County, Colorado school board did. ... more

Kyle Olson - Mon Jun 6

To fix public schools, you have to control public schools. And there’s little control when teachers unions, with their self-serving agendas, question every cost-cutting proposal and reform on the table. ... more

Kyle Olson - Sat Jun 4

Many civil rights groups around the nation have strongly supported school choice initiatives, mainly out of concern for inner-city children who have traditionally been stuck in sub-par schools. So why isn’t the NAACP on board? ... more

Kyle Olson - Thu Jun 2

Now we know why unionists were fighting so hard for a federal “card check” law. Organizers can unionize private and public employees, forcing them to pay hundreds in union dues, before they even know anything about it. ... more

Kyle Olson - Thu May 19

School choice is on the move in Wisconsin, at least in Milwaukee County. ... more

Star Parker - Mon May 16

Criminal charges against one single black mother and conviction of another for sending their children to schools in districts in which they are not residents provide yet more indications of deep seated problems festering in our country. ... more

Kyle Olson - Sat May 14

Last week, my organization praised the Indiana lawmakers for passing some of the nation’s most significant education reforms. In one of Education Action Group’s weekly newsletters, we said that Indiana’s new voucher program and its decision to lift the cap on charter schools will transform the state’s public education system, to the benefit of all Hoosier families and students. ... more

Indiana - Thu May 12

School choice legislation was signed into law in Indiana by Governor Mitch Daniels. ... more

Townhall.com Staff - Wed May 11

Kevin Theriot - Thu May 5

The timing of the National Day of Prayer with the events of this week couldn’t be more appropriate if one would have planned it that way. ... more

Howard Rich - Sat Apr 30

The defensive struggle that’s currently being waged by America’s public sector unions has the potential to usher in a renaissance of parental choice in our nation – assuming supporters of academic freedom are willing to seize this opportunity and resist the urge to settle for half-measures. ... more

Kyle Olson - Thu Apr 21

When Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker curtailed collective bargaining privileges for public sector workers (formerly known as public servants), it resulted in all-out political war in Madison. Walker won the showdown, and now the state can get its financial house in order. ... more

Washington, DC - Thu Apr 21

Righteous anger, indeed. ... more

Cal Thomas - Tue Apr 19

The Democratic mayor of Washington, D.C., Vincent Gray, distinguished himself last week by getting arrested in an act of "civil disobedience" reminiscent of the '60s. The mayor, six council members and more than 40 other protesters were detained by Capitol police for blocking the street to oppose the congressional budget deal that deprived D.C. of federal funds for abortions. ... more

Katie Pavlich - Thu Apr 14

Kyle Olson - Fri Apr 8

If for no other reason, you have to admire the tenacity of some legislative leaders to look out for the interests of their teacher union sponsors. ... more