Jonathan Butcher

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We Can Do Better than a Parking Lot for that Temporary Hospital
By Jonathan Butcher
Editor's Note: This piece was coauthored by Dan Lips.Coming soon to a parking lot near you: a hospital. Federal and ...
April 03, 2020
To Win Hearts and Minds, Don’t Go On Strike
By Jonathan Butcher
This back-to-school season, one group claims they have been studying all summer in preparation. The National Education Association, the nation’s ...
August 27, 2016
Fools Rush in Opposition to Charter Schools
By Jonathan Butcher
“Fools rush in” is good advice in both poetry and policy. Alexander Pope coined the phrase while cautioning 18th Century ...
April 11, 2016
The Federal Force and the Farce: The Dark Side of the New Federal Education Law
By Jonathan Butcher
Nearly 40 years ago, Star Wars burst onto cinema screens around the country, eventually earning some $460 million at the ...
December 15, 2015
Should We Ban Homework?
By Jonathan Butcher
Earlier this week, Washington Post writer Valerie Strauss kicked the homework beehive with a column that included homework among a ...
January 22, 2015
Elections and School Funding: What Voters Need to Know
By Jonathan Butcher
Editor's note: Christina Sandefur coauthored this piece.  From Alabama to Michigan and Arizona to Florida, crusades to increase education funding ...
November 03, 2014
Can Charter Schools be Unique Under Common Core?
By Jonathan Butcher
Editor's note: this piece was coauthored by Kurt Altman. Beth Richardson searched Columbia, South Carolina for the best school for her son. ...
September 03, 2014
Unions, Administrators, and Public School Fraud
By Jonathan Butcher
Last October, Rebecca Stolzberg was indicted on three felony and misdemeanor charges. Stolzberg, a finance administrator in ...
July 15, 2014
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