Task Forces and Working Groups
Task Forces and Working Groups
K–12 education
property rights
national security
virtues of a free society
energy policy
March 5, 2012 | Education Next

The War Against the Common Core

The Common Core State Standards Initiative landed in our midst with four great assets...Ever since it landed, however, the Common Core has been the object of ceaseless attacks from multiple directions...
February 24, 2012 | Education Next

21st-Century VocEd Could Be Key to Future Economic Prosperity

I’m a huge fan of high-quality liberal-arts education for everybody and really do think it would go far to prepare better citizens, neighbors, and consumer/transmitters of America’s cultural heritage and democratic underpinnings...
February 24, 2012 | Daily News (NY)

Teacher ratings are a vital step forward

But this is just one battle in the war for school reform...
February 9, 2012 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

How to Reboot K-12

Let states opt out of federal mandates and embrace choice, excellence, and competition...
January 27, 2012 | National Review Online

The State of Education

Can schools rekindle the American work ethic...?
January 19, 2012 | Thoughts on Public Education

Jerry Brown’s fresh start: Local control tied to accountability

Gov. Jerry Brown made two important statements about K-12 education in his State of the State speech on Wednesday...
December 13, 2011 | Private School Monitor

The Voucher Revolution in Education

By 2030, K-12 education in America will be largely privatized...
November 17, 2011 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

The Voucher Revolution

By 2030, K-12 education in America will be completely privatized...
November 2, 2011 | Freedom Politics

Evaluate teachers on how much students have learned

On Tuesday, Nov. 1, a group of parents and taxpayers sued the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) to make the district follow the law, by evaluating teachers based on how much their students have learned...
October 13, 2011 | Freedom Politics

New law nationalizes science education standards

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law SB300, Oct. 8, which approves the forthcoming national science-curriculum standards and lays out the path for California to put them into effect in 2013...I see three problems with the policy contained in California’s new law...