Kentucky’s Ed schools resisting US News & World Report plan to rank teacher preparation institutions nationwide

Education Week reports (subscription?) that the education school complexes in Kentucky and several other states are resisting a partnership between the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) and US News & World Report magazine to rank the performance of education schools around the country. Per EdWeek, Kentucky’s Ed school crowd says the USN≀/NCTQ proposal lacks…

Taken for a ride in Nashville

Nashville, Tennessee wants limo and sedan drivers off the road. The Institute for Justice is fighting the good fight. This reminds me a bit of Bastiat’s famous petition from candlestick makers to the French Parliment. As the tongue-in-cheek complaint goes, the makers of products related to lighting didn’t like the competition … provided by the…

School choice programs boasting higher graduation rates

The evidence showing students in school-choice programs are benefiting from the competition continues to mount. A new report for School Choice Wisconsin by University of Minnesota sociologist John Robert Warren shows students participating in Milwaukee’s nationally acclaimed school choice program were 18 percent more likely to graduate than students from all economic backgrounds in Milwaukee…