National support for school choice on the rise

According to recent findings from the Friedman Foundation’s 2014 Schooling in America Survey, 74% of  Americans have a pessimistic outlook on the federal government’s involvement in K-12 education. The survey also found 58 percent of Americans think that K-12 education has gotten off on the “wrong track.” And who can blame them? In Kentucky alone,…

Milton Friedman – and YOU – on vouchers for school choice and low-income families

From the new Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice 2014 Schooling in America Survey (Page 45): “A school voucher system allows parents the option of sending their child to the school of their choice, whether that school is public or private, including both religious and non-religious schools. If this policy were adopted, tax dollars currently allocated…

Bluegrass Beacon…Accountability in public education: What’s good for the goose is the same for the gander

Opponents of giving Kentucky parents control over where their children attend school claim such policies would result in a lack of accountability. Louisville Rep. Mary Lou Marzian fretted on KET’s “Kentucky Tonight” in February that charter schools – which simply are innovative public schools chosen by parents rather than assigned by the system – “have…