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Give me just one generation of youth, and I'll transform the whole world.”-Vladimir Lenin

 

Can Private Schools Survive As A School Choice Option?

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D.  |   September 22, 2015  National Center for Policy Analysis

Private school enrollment is on the downswing.  The percentage of all students in private schools decreased from 12 percent in 1995-1996 to 10 percent in 2011-2012.  Catholic schools have less than half as many students as they did 50 years ago.

Every Student Succeeds Act to Fund Turkish Islamist’s Charter Schools

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D.  |  February 5, 2016   Daily Caller

Recently the U.S. Congress, aided by the GOP, replaced the despised No Child Left Behind law with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  Rather than reducing federal control, the legislation embeds Common Core and intertwines federal tentacles even further.   

Under the guise of school choice, ESSA provides federal funding to expand the number of charter schools.

Follow the Money: Race to the Top and ESSA

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D.  |  January 11, 2016  Education Views 

The truth about Race to the Top, Common Core, and ESSA are lost in the daily minutia fed to the American public. This discussion is about learning who is profiting from – and controlling -- American public education. 

Home-based Education Growing in Popularity

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. |  October 22, 2015 National Center for Policy Analysis

With the failure of the government school monopoly in the 20th century, tension is building between advocates for parental choice and those for federal centralization of power over education.

Underlying the education debate is the debate over the family.  The real question is whether the technocratic state has primary authority over the rearing of children with “education experts” determining what is best for someone else’s child.

Key to Winning School Choice Debate

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. |  February 26, 2015  

‘School choice’ has become the rallying cry for millions of Americans weary with a public school system that is frought with insurmountable problems that have grown worse in the face of failed reform efforts.  Public education is no longer focused on providing students with a sound academic foundation, but rather changing student attitudes, beliefs, and view as world citizens instead of American citizens. 

Give the Forgotten Middle Class Some Freebies!

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D.  |  March 6, 2015  |   Education Views  

The wealthy are growing wealthier and the disadvantaged have free food, cell phones, rent, utilities, and cards to access cash.  The middle class is slowly sinking into a sea of oblivion.

The rich can send their children to the finest private schools and colleges. Vouchers, tax credits, and tuition scholarships are being made available to the poor, but no one seems to notice that the middle class can little afford to send their children to private schools.

Homeschooling Growing In Favor Among Blacks

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. |  October 27, 2015  National Center for Policy Analysis

Many hoped that the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court case, Brown v. Board of Education, would bring equalization of academic opportunity for black children.  However, the federal government’s solution to end “separate but equal” education has had disappointing results.

This has resulted in a growing movement among black parents actively seeking alternatives to public schools for a better education and safer environment for their children.

The Challenges of ESA Programs

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. |   October 1, 2015  National Center for Policy Analysis

America must think beyond the current system of government run schools to find market driven solutions for education. As parents continue to demand school choice, these policies will face increasingly difficult challenges:  administrative, constitutional, and regulatory.

While a traditional voucher can be used only in a lump sum, ESAs offer a different approach – funds are unbundled to allow access to a variety of private school options as well as options outside of traditional or private schools.

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