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

 

Why Texas Must Start Education Savings Accounts
By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D.  |  October 28, 2016  Texas Insider

Texans boast that we’re a national leader on many fronts.  However, school choice is not one of them. Half of the states have already enacted school choice while Texas remains entrenched in a 19th century industrial model of education with bureaucrats fighting to preserve their control over how children are educated when it is the right of parents.

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. 

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 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.

The Come Back of the One-Room Schoolhouse

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D.   December 3, 2015  National Center for Policy Analysis      Education Views

The range of exciting school options continues to expand…oddly enough, in Texas where school choice legislation has been thwarted by those who oppose competition to government run schools. 

There was a time when almost every American child learned in one-room schools.  John Adams taught in a one-room school and Abraham Lincoln attended one, as did Henry Ford who loved his school so much that he moved it to a Michigan

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.

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