School Choice on Townhall

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

Cal Thomas - Thu Apr 7

On the day of the NCAA men's basketball final, the Supreme Court handed down a decision that is likely to produce champions for generations to come. ... more

Baptist Press - Mon Apr 4

Supreme Court hands school choice big win ... more

Ed Feulner - Wed Mar 30

Imagine you could buy a car at only one dealership. Shop for clothes at only one outlet. Buy food at only one grocery store. What kind of service would you expect? ... more

Mike Needham - Mon Mar 14

This week, Congress has the opportunity to reverse its tragic 2009 decision to end the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program. ... more

Suzanne Fields - Fri Mar 4

If the teachers unions would use their collective bargaining rights to do good for their students rather than doing well for themselves, they could make a stronger case for themselves. ... more

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