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"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela

The Consequences of High-Regulation in School Choice

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. | January 14, 2016  National Center for Policy Analysis    Education Views 

As the public demand for school choice shifts into high gear, so does the focus shift from school choice to school quality.  Those same school choice backers who are fleeing government schools because of heavy regulations now do not trust the free market approach to bring quality.  Already they are calling for a rather heavy measure of regulations to ensure quality.

Will Federal Charters Become Our New Public Schools?

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D.  |   October 8, 2015  Education Views

The U. S. Department of Education has been so successful in wasting taxpayer dollars for an embarrassing public education system that it now wants to expand its unconstitutional intrusion further by diving into charter schools and mucking those up as well.Touting its support of education reform, the USDOE recently announced that it is spending $157 million to create and expand charters throughout the nation. 

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.

Give the Forgotten Middle Class School Choice!

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.

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