Tag: school choice

Florida's schools are better too.

Number 3 in the nation in K-12 student achievement. How Florida did it: Florida is overcoming ‘systemic privilege’ by putting students before the ‘system’

DeVos confirmed as Ed. Sec.; a win for public school kids

As expected, the Senate today confirmed Betsy┬áDeVos as Secretary of Education by the slimiest of margins, with┬áVice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie. Democrats conducted a historic campaign against DeVos, so they’ll be whining about how they lost. But the reality is that America’s public school kids have won, who now will have a... Read more »

School Choice: Support education equality

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Expected opposition to school vouchers

Gee, who would have guessed it? As state Sen. James Meeks (D-Chicago) attempts to move his school choice legislation through the General Assembly, the usual suspects show up with their lame excuses for giving parents and students a healthy choice. The linked Illinois Statehouse News story lays out the opposition, but I think this needs... Read more »

Byrne and Zorn debate school choice

Eric Zorn,  a Chicago Tribune columnist, and I renew our discussions about important public issues from different viewpoints. Our earlier debate was on health care; now we exam school choice and vouchers. For further readings, we both have put together bibliographies that you can see here. This debate also is posted on Eric’s blog, Change... Read more »

Byrne v Zorn on school vouchers

Liberal Chicago Tribune columnist Eric Zorn will explain his opposition to school choice in a face-off with Dennis Byrne on Tuesday’s Tribune op-ed page. We attempt to reach common ground and come up with a bi-partisan solution, but that could turn out to be illusive.  Links will be provided tomorrow. 
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