US: Hispanics Must Embrace Entrepreneurship and Innovation to Improve Education – by Gabriel Sanchez Zinny
US: Holder vs. Martin Luther King Jr.: Justice sues Louisiana to block vouchers for minority children – The Wall Street Journal
The most recent government statistics on educational achievement in the U.S. have revealed some unexpectedly good news, particularly for the Latino community.
The public education establishment routinely argues that school choice programs, where “the money follows the child,” harm students who remain in public schools. They suggest that students who remain in public schools are worse off because there will be fewer resources available for their education once some children depart public school districts via school choice. That is, there will be fewer students and, consequently, fewer taxpayer dollars to cover the substantial fixed costs of running a school. In this publication, we prove them wrong.
When parents plunk down $20,000, $30,000, $40,000 and maybe $50,000 this fall for a year’s worth of college room, board and tuition, it might be relevant to ask: What will their children learn in return?
Ward Connerly, former University of California regent, has an article, “Study, Study, Study — A Bad Career Move” in the June 2, 2009, edition of Minding the Campus that should raise any decent American’s level of disgust for what’s routinely practiced at most of our universities.
Political leaders send their kids to good schools, yet deny that option to the poor.