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Profiles in Education: The Kruta Family
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Profiles in Education: The Kruta Family

This school year, Virginia Kruta made the leap from private schooling to homeschooling her four children. Virginia attended public school through sixth grade, then moved to a Christian prep school until graduation. Her husband Jim attended private Christian school through eighth grade, then attended the same Christian prep school. So, with experience in both public and private schools, what made this family to decide that homeschooling was the right fit for their family? 

04/13/2013
15 Year Old Wisconsin Conservative Meets Bullying From Teachers
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15 Year Old Wisconsin Conservative Meets Bullying From Teachers

Originally posted March 28, 2013 - As a 15 year old, I never imagined my activism in politics would translate into controversy for me at school.

04/05/2013
Profiles in Education: The Thompsons
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Profiles in Education: The Thompsons

Meet the Thompsons, a homeschooling family from Texas. Mr. and Mrs. Thompson both attended traditional public schools, but decided they wanted something different for their own four children. So, how did this family decide that homeschooling was best for them, and what happened next?

03/27/2013
The Battle Against Common Core Standards
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The Battle Against Common Core Standards

Quietly and almost without notice, an initiative which significantly erodes local and state control of school curriculum has passed in 46 states. The Common Core Standards Initiative sets Math and English curriculum in every participating state at the same level. In adopting this “common core” states are relinquishing their right to compose their own education requirements.

03/27/2013
Victory for School Choice in Indiana's Supreme Court
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Victory for School Choice in Indiana's Supreme Court

Today, the Indiana Supreme Court made an important decision for families in that state by unanimously upholding their school voucher law. “Finding that the challengers have not satisfied the high burden required to invalidate a statute on constitutional grounds, we affirm the trial court’s judgment upholding the constitutionality of the statutory voucher program,” the court wrote.

03/26/2013
Education Needs a Shot of the Free Market
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Education Needs a Shot of the Free Market

It might seem strange to suggest that the American educational system look to bourbon, but maybe that is just what they need. Maker’s Mark had a little lesson in free market economics this week, and schools should take note. 

02/20/2013
A Brief History of Public Education: School Choice in America Part II
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A Brief History of Public Education: School Choice in America Part II

The first part of this series focused on the various efforts around the country to establish school choice. This piece attempts to shed light upon the history of compulsory public education in America. As the nation debates the merits of school choice I’ve noticed a common theme in the arguments of the ideas’ opponents. They assert that the implementation of school choice would abandon a noble tradition with early roots in the American founding.

02/13/2013
Profiles in Education: The Smith Family
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Profiles in Education: The Smith Family

Mr. D and Mrs. R Smith are Californians working hard and doing their best to raise their young son and daughter. DS was raised with both public and private schooling, and RS completed all of her schooling through the public school system. When the time came to send their own children to school, however, they saw that the school situation was far from sunny and were concerned the public options wouldn't meet their child's needs. They decided that they would have to send their children to private schools. 

02/12/2013
Why I Support School Choice
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Why I Support School Choice

There seems to be the misconception that school choice advocates are either vigilante parents or rebel educators. They visualize parents storming the school with pitchforks and torches to rescue their children. They picture teachers and administrators leaping ninja-like to the other side of the fence to rage against the system. They couldn’t be more wrong. Take me, for example. I have yet to have any children, I’m not connected to the educational system in any way, and I love school choice. For the record, I do not own a torch and have never leapt a wall. 

02/01/2013
School Choice in America Part I
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School Choice in America Part I

Today Americans find themselves in the midst of a great crisis in our educational system. Parents across the nation are waking up with the realization that the promise of public education has failed to deliver.

02/01/2013

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