Students and parents in Washington State are not getting their money's worth, especially given how much the state spends per pupil. Stagnant test scores and embarrassing graduation rates are the results.
We analyze reform efforts and recommend solutions to bring Washington students a World Class education system to meet 21st Century needs.
June 25, 2012
The July issue of Living Liberty will feature some ideas about how to help children (and adults) discover American exceptionalism. This week, I'll run each of the five ideas. Feel free to add your own in the comments, and let us know what you do to make Independence Day 2012 meaningful for you and yours.
March 22, 2012
Last month, we introduced readers to KIPP Empower Academy, a blended elementary school program achieving outstanding results in Los Angeles, CA. Today, we have to honor of sharing an exclusive, in-depth interview with KEA founder Mike Kerr. To learn more about KEA, visit www.kippla.org/empower.
March 13, 2012
60% of citizens favor public charter schools
59 to 66% support tuition tax credits for taxpayers' contributions to those distributing private school scholarships
When asked what type of school they would select for their children, only 40% selected "regular public school."
Nearly half thought that school funding was less than $8,000 per student.
Only one in five could accurately guess within $2,000 of the actual funding amount of $9,700.
Without knowing the current level o...Read more here