One of the powerful levers of fostering industriousness, desire and ability to study well is the creation of conditions that ensure the child’s success in academic work, a sense of joy on the path of advancement from ignorance to knowledge, from inability to ability, i.e. awareness of the meaning and result of their efforts. To […]
Hi, I’m Karlos. Let’s talk about whether you need to have a degree to get a Federal job. Is a College Degree Required for a Federal Job? All Federal jobs DO have qualification requirements, but most DON’T require a college degree. Generally, you can qualify based on: your experience your education or a combination of […]
A new study shows something a lot of us in the charter and choice community have known for years,students in charter schools have higher graduation and college attendance rates than their traditional high school counterparts. Here are the details… The first U.S. charter school opened in 1992. Since then the number of charters has grown […]
A report by the Louisiana Department of Education shows most families with students participating in Louisiana’s statewide school voucher program are sticking with it four months after implementation. The latest numbers, released by the state Department of Education this month, show relatively few students have left the Louisiana Scholarship Program after accepting placements.
Dear Self-Anointed Defenders of Public Education, Pack your bags. I finally found it – the right-wing corporate takeover of public education. It was in that bastion of conservatism, the San Francisco Bay Area. The place was crawling with right-wing nut jobs and, as usual, they were masquerading as liberals on a Blended Learning Tour put […]
As lawmakers head back to Statehouses across the country, education reform is topping the agenda in a lot of places. Iowa Governor Terry Branstad is expected to unveil his education reform plan. Mississippi lawmakers are expected to debate a plan that increases the number of charter schools in failing districts. A preliminary plan for education […]
In a blog post for America’s Future Foundation Double Think Onlline, Chicago-based writer Alex Entz argues that vouchers help resolve two issues usually at odds when discussing the economics of education, equity and efficiency. When evaluating a policy proposal, economists typically must weigh two oft-competing interests: efficiency and equity. School vouchers are one issue where […]