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The Ultimate Mission Drift

Operating at odds with its stated mission, the United States Department of Education is failing our children on every major front. Students aren’t receiving equal access to quality schools or a learning experience characterized by educational excellence. Read More ›
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Elementary School Science Teacher Uses Interactive Digital Whiteboard to Show Classroom Full of Children how Software Programming works for Robotics. Science Class, Curious Kids Listening Attentively
Elementary School Science Teacher Uses Interactive Digital Whiteboard to Show Classroom Full of Children how Software Programming works for Robotics. Science Class, Curious Kids Listening Attentively

Competition Is Good for Customers, but Would it Benefit Schools?

Competition benefits consumers and is viewed as advantageous to them within the marketplace. However, when it comes to K-12 education in our country, competition is the outlier. Read More ›
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White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave
White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave

President Trump Issues Executive Order Expanding Educational Opportunity

President Trump’s December 28 executive order expands educational opportunity by providing emergency learning scholarships to disadvantaged K-12 students to access in-person learning. These grants meet an urgent need among low-income, special needs, and minority students who have been disproportionately affected by school closures. Read More ›

Education Reform Must Begin With the Legislature Says Former Seattle School Board President

This week, the Legislature begins its deliberations during this short session. The top priority will be “education” and the need to comply with the Supreme Court decisions on charter schools and funding. The charter school issue should be the easier of the two according to Don Nielsen, former Seattle School Board President and author of Every School: One Citizen’s Guide To Transforming Education. Read More ›

Tom Alberg Says Schools Need ‘Radical’ Fixes

In a Seattle Times interview, Tom Alberg — co-founder of the Seattle venture capital firm Madrona Venture Group, who also serves on the Advisory Board of Discovery Institute’s new program on education reform — cites K-12 education reform as on of the most important issues of our time, and gives his recommendations on what is necessary to fix education locally in Seattle: Q: What are issues that need to be addressed? Alberg: I think the one place that a lot of tech people are really concerned about is education, K-12 education. I mean, we should have the best public schools (in the country) and we don’t. I think we need some radical steps and my two radical steps are: Transfer Read More ›