Education

Comparing American automakers with public schools

By John Biver

Two of the best school reform minds have detailed the similarities between the big three American car companies and the bloated public school system.

Bailing out Detroit’s isn’t all that different from what we’ve witnessed for decades regarding education funding. Both are bloated entities that cling to a failed model.

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It’s dumb to delegate the education of children to the public schools

By John Biver

Parents who have chosen to pull their kids out of the mess that is the public schools already understand that the education of their children is no one else’s responsibility but their own.

For the rest of the parents who for whatever reason continue to avail themselves of publicly funded K-12 childcare, we hope the majority of them realize the limitations of the public school system.

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School funding, rankings, and choice

By John Biver

Advocating for reform requires a lot of repetition. The successful advertisers understand that human nature requires it – it’s why you often see particular ads more often than you’d like. And so we too…

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An early test for a governor wannabe

By John Biver

Four years ago today, August 27, 2004, I issued a challenge that I’ll once again repeat: any Republican considering a run for governor needs to get serious about education reform. My favorite story from…

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Politics, Markets and America’s Schools

By John Biver

The title of this column is taken from the important and best selling book written by John Chubb and Terry Moe advancing market-based solutions aimed at achieving genuine school reform. The fact that their…

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