School choice sentiments simmer in Rhode Island as politicians go about business as usual

By   /  January 30, 2015  /  Education, Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

Shutterstock Image

by Justin Katz | Watchdog Arena
In Rhode Island, the school choice issue is emblematic of the insider nature of politics and the mounting public frustration with it.
Look in any direction, and the demand for school choice is clear:

Asked in a survey how they would educate their children if given the option, 68% would choose something […]

Read More →

Hillsdale charter schools are exemplar of classical education and school choice in action

By   /  January 30, 2015  /  Education, Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

Shutterstock Image

 
by Amelia Hamilton | Watchdog Arena
For most of us, the name “Hillsdale” is synonymous with excellence in educational freedom. They chose to turn away all federal funding to keep their independence against unconstitutional federal regulations. This has allowed them to create a curriculum and environment in which students are admitted and assessed based solely on their merits. […]

Read More →

Group calls on Wisconsin lawmakers to improve charter school funding gap

By   /  January 30, 2015  /  Education, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

charter

By Adam Tobias | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON, Wis. — Kristy Casey feels blessed that her three children have had the opportunity to attend public charter schools in the Milwaukee area. But Casey, advocacy coordinator for the Wisconsin Coalition for Public Charter Schools, doesn’t think it’s fair that students in her state are essentially being punished for having a choice.

Read More →

College grad to-be: School choice changed my life

By   /  January 30, 2015  /  Education, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

School Choice rally

By Courtney Mullen | Wisconsin Reporter

Madison, Wis. – Hundreds of supporters packed the state Capitol rotunda Thursday to celebrate Wisconsin’s storied and growing school choice movement.

Read More →

D.C. board votes to hold adult education charters accountable

By   /  January 30, 2015  /  Education, News  /  No Comments

Watchdog Photo

By Moriah Costa | Watchdog.org
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Adult education charters in D.C. will be ranked next year and held to a similar standard as other charter schools.
The D.C. Public Charter School Board voted unanimously earlier this week to adopt changes to next year’s performance ratings.
The performance indicators are used to rank schools based on test scores, attendance […]

Read More →

Advocates say Pennsylvania can do more for charter schools

By   /  January 30, 2015  /  Education, News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

AP file photo

Pennsylvania could be a lot friendlier to public charter schools.

That’s the message delivered by a pair of independent reports that call for an equitable funding formula and more hospitable policies for the state’s charter schools.

Read More →
x

Join other concerned citizens who get the latest updates from Watchdog.org on government waste, fraud, or abuse.


Read stories like:

Enter your email and stay on top of the news that matters.