For Whom the Pell Doles

By Larry Sand
Why are vouchers okay for college students, but not for K-12ers? Recently, the National Education Association posted an interview with Wes Moore on its website. Two boys are named Wes Moore. Both grow up in fatherless homes in Baltimore. Both struggle in school, and run into trouble with the police. But one Wes Moore wins...

TAGS: American Federation of Teachers, Dennis Van Roekel, Friedman Foundation, G.I. Bill, Larry Sand, National Education Association, opportunity scholarships, Paul Ryan, Pell Grant, Randi Weingarten, school choice, vouchers

Orwellian Reinterpretation of Desegregation Fuels Federal Attack on School Vouchers

By Private: Gloria Romero
Even as the attorney general of the United States, Eric Holder, commemorated the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s historic “I have a dream speech” in Washington, D.C., his Department of Justice petitioned a federal court to halt the use of Opportunity Scholarships enacted by the Louisiana Legislature on behalf of predominantly minority children....

TAGS: Charter schools, Eric Holder, Gloria Romero, opportunity scholarships, school vouchers

Cursing the Light

By Larry Sand
Teachers unions continue to use empty rhetoric to bash promising school privatization efforts. It is a given – and understandable – that teachers unions deplore vouchers or opportunity scholarships, arrangements whereby public monies are used to fund a private school education; it hurts their bottom line. With very few exceptions, private schools are not unionized,...

TAGS: Andrew Coulson, Cato Institute, D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program, Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, Jason Bedrick, Jay Greene, Larry Sand, opportunity scholarships, Patrick Wolf, teachers unions, vouchers