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A Florida Family’s Multi-gener...

Jun 1, 2019 by

A Florida Family’s Multi-generational struggle for K-12 Opportunity (Guest Post by Matthew Ladner) Amazing story by Ron Matus...

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The Price of Bigotry

May 20, 2019 by

by Greg Forster – Three cheers for George Will’s column today calling upon the Supreme Court to strike down Blaine Amendments:...

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Surprise, Surprise, Surprise!

Apr 25, 2019 by

Guest post by Patrick J. Wolf – I’ve led or assisted with seven rigorous longitudinal evaluations of privately- or...

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The System Is Beyond Reform

Apr 11, 2019 by

Guest Post by Jason Bedrick – “I get adequate food, and adequate clothing, and medical care when I require it,” said U.S. Naval...

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With Help From Some Friends

Mar 29, 2019 by

by Greg Forster – OCPA carries my article fisking an especially sloppy smear job attacking school choice: I call it a strange...

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New Arts Studies Lost in Busy ...

Mar 19, 2019 by

It’s been a busy week with the publication of an op-ed by me and Rick Hess in the Wall Street Journal and a study in Education Next...

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Picture Yourself in a State by...

Mar 8, 2019 by

by Matthew Ladner – Believe it or not 20 years have passed since Jeb Bush kicked off the Florida K-12 reforms during the 1999...

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WV teachers strike to prevent ...

Feb 28, 2019 by

by Matthew Ladner – So yes that just happened. Florida students with disabilities got the option to attend private schools at...

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Too Many Social Scientists, To...

Feb 20, 2019 by

I’m teaching a seminar for the Honors College this semester on BS. It’s been a lot of fun and the students have been great. ...

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Educational Opportunity and th...

Jan 3, 2019 by

Guest Post by Matthew Ladner – Over at Chamber Business News today I discuss the above map from the indespensible Garrett...

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That’s no moon, that’s a Death...

Dec 13, 2018 by

by Matthew Ladner – So my son Ben had an social studies assignment to explain the legislative process. He had to build a...

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The Prodigal Nerd Returns to F...

Dec 4, 2018 by

by Matthew Ladner – A bit of personal news- I’ve taken a new gig at the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry and as editor...

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Racism in Public Schools

Nov 29, 2018 by

by Greg Forster – OCPA carries my article on racism in public schools: Robinson’s case attracted wider attention, threatening...

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And the Winner of the 2018 “Al...

Nov 3, 2018 by

It was a very crowded field of excellent nominees for this year’s Al Copeland Humanitarian Award. In total there were 8 nominees (two...

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Nominated for the Al Copeland ...

Oct 31, 2018 by

by Collin Hitt – Has any charity done more good in America than Joy Morton did as an entrepreneur? He was the founder of Morton...

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For The Al: The Rock of Chicka...

Oct 28, 2018 by

by Greg Forster – As the prospect of civil war loomed in 1860, southern partisans in the U.S. Army began shuffling commands...

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Rats Bite Children at Mismanag...

Oct 16, 2018 by

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash by Jason Bedrick – Here’s a story you probably haven’t seen before:   The rodent problem was...

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Nominations Solicited for the ...

Oct 8, 2018 by

It is time once again for us to solicit nominations for the Al Copeland Humanitarian Award.  The criteria of the Al Copeland...

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New Field Trip Study

Oct 3, 2018 by

The National Art Education Association and the Association of Art Museum Directors just released a new study examining the...

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Want More Art Ed? Decentralize...

Sep 17, 2018 by

I just came back from the National Convening of the Arts Education Partnership.  It was a fantastic gathering of arts advocates,...

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