School Choice Success Proven in Arizona: Top Schools in America

Once again, Scottsdale-based Basis Charter Schools made top national rankings by U.S. News & World Report, but this time taking the No. 1 spot. Basis Oro Valley took No. 3, while Basis Peoria grabbed the No. 5 spot and Basis Continue reading School Choice Success Proven in Arizona: Top Schools in America

Arizona May be First State with Universal School Choice Program

A bill that would expand state-funded education savings accounts could land on Governor Doug Ducey’s desk as early as this week. Arizona could soon become the first state in the nation to institute a universal school-choice program. And because the Continue reading Arizona May be First State with Universal School Choice Program

Arizona lawmakers to mull huge school voucher expansion | News | tucson.com

A yearslong effort by school choice advocates to expand school vouchers to all 1.1 million Arizona schoolchildren was expected to come to a head Thursday as the Legislature moves to debate bills setting in place a planned four-year phase-in of Continue reading Arizona lawmakers to mull huge school voucher expansion | News | tucson.com

There is NO Teachers Union to Create a Crisis in Education in India

Expertise in the IT industry erodes fast as software programs are upgraded or become obsolete. Indian outsourcing giants such as Infosys and Wipro spend heavily to keep employees’ skills up to date. But staff looking to change their career paths—to Continue reading There is NO Teachers Union to Create a Crisis in Education in India

Parents Don’t Find Out What They Need to Know in an Era of School Choice | RAND

What do parents or other family members need to know about school performance to help them identify the right school for their child? And how could these measures of school performance be incorporated into a choice-based system? Although families differ Continue reading Parents Don’t Find Out What They Need to Know in an Era of School Choice | RAND

Financial Aid for Rich Students Hampers Competition

It turns out, “progressive” policies aren’t always that progressive. That is the conclusion of a recent state report on Oregon’s new free community college program, which is currently in the middle of its first year of implementation. While free community Continue reading Financial Aid for Rich Students Hampers Competition

Arizona Skyrocketing University Cost Gripped by Special Interest

Unable to push through a cap on university tuition hikes to control costs, a state lawmaker wants to require universities to offer a “stripped-down” degree. Sen. Sylvia Allen, R-Snowflake, acknowledged Wednesday she cannot marshal the votes for her plan to Continue reading Arizona Skyrocketing University Cost Gripped by Special Interest

Victory Against Special Interest: Teachers Unions Were Force Against Betsy DeVos  

DeVos is an ardent supporter of school choice — public charter schools; voucher programs to help families choose qualified private or parochial schools when they think that’s best for their kids, and so on. Critics call this “radical,” and pretend Continue reading Victory Against Special Interest: Teachers Unions Were Force Against Betsy DeVos