Employee Freedom Week: Friedrichs vs. CTA

By Association of American Educators on Friday, August 21st, 2015 in Unions No Comments

NEW BERLIN, Wis. – As an educator in Wisconsin and advocate for teacher freedom of choice, I was thrilled to hear that the U.S. Supreme Court will take up the Rebecca Friedrichs vs. California Teachers Association (CTA) case this fall.

Report card: Only 18% of American 8th graders proficient in U.S. history

By Cato Institute on Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 in School Choice No Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The latest 8th grade U.S. history, civics, and geography results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress – the so-called Nation’s Report Card – have been released, and as usual, things seem bleak: only 18 percent of students scored proficient in U.S. history, 23 percent in civics, and 27 percent in geography.

California’s emerging good government coalition

By California Policy Center on Thursday, November 6th, 2014 in Reform, Uncategorized, Unions No Comments

TUSTIN, Calif. – The 2014 mid-term elections will be remembered for many things – pioneering use of information technology to comprehensively profile and micro-target voters, escalating use of polarizing rhetoric, historically low levels of voter turnout, and historic records in total spending.

Want to increase public school funding? Try school choice

By Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice on Sunday, August 31st, 2014 in Uncategorized No Comments

JACKSON, Miss. – “We need to fully fund our school formula” has become a common refrain in statehouses across the country—including in Mississippi. There is a way policymakers can increase funds for public school students—and it’s as easy as E-S-A.