Latest Posts





School choice gets the nod from Billie Eilish

Most know American singer-songwriter Billie Eilish’s name as the teen who won big at the 2020 Grammys. But there is more to Eilish’s background that is worth noting. Last summer, Eilish talked about her schooling background in a video interview with Pitchfork, crediting homeschooling with teaching her all she needed to learn. ...

Continue reading

Liberalism Causes Achievement Gaps

This report by Chris Stewart of Brightbeam is a blockbuster. It is titled: "The Secret Shame: How America's Most Progressive Cities Betray Their Commitment to Educational Opportunity For All." Stewart is a liberal activist from Minnesota who undertook to find out why the Twin Cities' left-wing public schools have some of the country's worst achievement gaps between white and minority (black and Indian) students. Stewart compared achievement by race in a number of cities that he classified as progressive or conservative. The results didn't surprise me, but they shocked Stewart. Conservative cities (as ranked by political scientists used as a...

Continue reading

Teachers’ union Legislative Report Card confirms its political agenda

The National Education Association—the country’s largest teachers’ union—recently released its Legislative Report Card for the 116th Congress. The union gave each member of Congress a letter grade of A through F, claiming its report card “shows some signs of bipartisanship.” Who is the NEA kidding?...

Continue reading

U.S. Supreme Court hears high-stakes school choice case

Today the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments in a case that could greatly impact the role private schools play in the school choice debate. Three Montana mothers are asking the High Court to uphold a state tax credit program that supports low-income students looking to attend private schools of their choice....

Continue reading

Wisconsin’s union recertification requirement represents true workplace democracy

Despite Education Minnesota’s stated “commitment” to “workplace democracy” as one of its core, institutional objectives, teachers have not had the opportunity to vote for, or against, union representation in many generations. In Wisconsin, thanks to Act 10, annual union recertification elections give teachers the right to vote for their representation in the upcoming collective bargaining for the school year. If teachers are not satisfied with the union, they can assess their exclusive representative relationship through a secret-ballot recertification election. ...

Continue reading