Throwing money at failing public schools has not helped

Education Next has a short, but attention-grabbing article up about “In the News: $773 Million Later, de Blasio Ends Signature Initiative to Improve Failing Schools.” But, the article touches on more than the massive failure in New York City, pointing out in general that the massively funded School Improvement Grant program from the Obama era…

School Choice Radio Blitz

As part of National School Choice Week, Bluegrass Institute president and CEO Jim Waters appeared on WHAS’ Terry Meiners Show, WVLK’s Kruser and Krew, and 55KRC on the Brian Thomas Show. You can listen by clicking on the podcast links below. Jim Waters Talks with Kruser About School Choice Jim Waters Discusses School Choice with…

Quote of the Day – On school choice

“The popularity of Florida’s varied school choice programs, such as open enrollment systems, private-school scholarships, and education savings account, and the state’s successes on the most recent National Assessment of Educational Progress (including its students from low-income households) testify to choice’s political and educational viability, said Tori Bell, a policy analyst at the Foundation for…