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School Choice (Part 1): An In-Depth Look

Over 42.2 million K-12 students do not have school choice unless their parents can afford expensive private school tuition, or at least one parent can stay at home to provide the necessary supervision and academic support for homeschool learning. Read More ›
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Chasm in Little Petra, Jordan
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The Chasm Spanning Public and Private School COVID-19 Responses

Public schools demand campuses stay closed while the majority of private schools do whatever it takes to open. What would happen if K-12 education became a free market with competition as the driver? Would this elicit a different response from public schools? Read More ›

News Release

Discovery Institute Bailey Takacs (206) 292-0401 x1290 [email protected] Education expert applauds Idaho’s move towards student-centered learning He recommends a game plan for advancing education reform “Idaho’s model education legislation is an outstanding step in the right direction,” according to Don Nielsen, former Seattle School Board President and author of Every School: One Citizen’s Guide To Transforming Education.  He was referring to the legislature’s work with the Governor to eliminate the cap on the 20 schools that can enter the state’s pilot program for “mastery-based education.” “Next up Idaho should move forward in creating ‘Institutes for Educational Leadership’,” explained Nielsen, and added that “These institutes would have extraordinarily high admission standards, and would be populated with instructors from business, education, and Read More ›