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Government Run Education is Hazardous to Your Child
It's interesting how disease occupies the media. Take the recent Ebola outbreak for example. like any potential epidemic it must be taken seriously; however the amount of time given the current outbreak makes one wonder why so little attention is given to the failure of the education system that has...[read more]
Just changing the system can improve performance
This article first appeared in The News Journal on November 15, 2014. The article can be viewed here: http://delonline.us/11cpWNg   The obstacles to a good Delaware public school education have been many, varied and usually school specific but not so with the attempted solutions. The o...[read more]
Please support Education Savings Accounts!
Help us bring Education Savings Accounts to Delaware! These accounts allow parents to receive government-regulated savings accounts where 90% of money which traditionally just goes to the public school district the child lives in goes insteead into an account where parents can withdraw money, under ...[read more]
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Why we should care about "Priority Schools"
*Editor's note: This is Ron Russo's debut article as the Senior Fellow of the Center for Education Excellence.   The establishment of six priority schools to turn around Delaware’s lowest performing schools has provided the education bureaucracy with an opportunity to implement a...[read more]
Dr. Bart Danielsen presentation Part 1
Attached is the first half of Dr. Danielsen's presentation made at CRI's Sixth Annual Dinner on May 22, 2014 in Wilmington, DE. The theme is on the correlation between good schools in urban areas and environmental benefits when there are good schools in inner-city areas.   Please watch...[read more]
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Dr. Bart Danielsen presentation Part 2
Attached is the second half of Dr. Danielsen's presentation made at CRI's Sixth Annual Dinner on May 22, 2014 in Wilmington, DE. The theme is on the correlation between good schools in urban areas and environmental benefits when there are good schools in inner-city areas.   Watch the conclu...[read more]
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Jim Hosley on Choice Media TV
Watch the video on "Choice Media Reform School" episode from June 9 2014 featurng Jim Hosley. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlurEmMpxhw
House Bill to Offer Parents Educational Choice for Their Children Introduced
Dover, DE – A bill to offer parents an opportunity to provide a quality education for their children, regardless of the parent's income status, has been introduced and assigned to the House Education Committee. The bill, known as HB 353, The Parent Empowerment Education Savings Account Act...[read more]
Support for Common Core Falls Around the Nation
As more and more moms, dads, and teachers around America find out exactly what Common Core is, they are increasingly becoming skeptical of this new government education program.   Thirty-four the original 45 states which adopted Common Core1 have more than 120 bills in the legislative pro...[read more]
The Misdirected Fear and Loathing of Charter Schools
  It is the time of year when those who fear and loathe charter schools blame them for the problems of the traditional public school system.   Two years ago they opposed the expansion of a successful charter to include a high school. Last year they passed legislation that created rule...[read more]
State Education Trends Academic Performance and Spending over the Past 40 Years
*this article is a special from the March 18, 2014 Policy Analysis on Education by Andrew J. Coulson for the CATO Institute. The full study is in the "download document here" tab below. Click the link to view the full study. Pages 12-13 deal directly with Delaware, so make sure you read th...[read more]
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New Research Confirms Delaware's Poor Performance in Education
New research2  shows no correlation between spending and performance;    “. . . essentially no link between state education spending (which has exploded) and the performance of students at the end of high school (which has generally stagnated or declined).”   De...[read more]
Delaware Needs a New Direction in Early Education
Early education is again a hot topic. Will renewed interest, eloquent language, and touching photo ops lead to children better prepared for school? Or, should there be a new direction?   Advocates argue early education ensures a better quality education benefiting of none more than low-inco...[read more]
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Good Reporting Needed in our Education System
All the rhetoric that glitters is not gold. The condition of public education in Delaware is not golden. The lack of progress penalizes children yet the failure is now positioned as "unleashing potential" -- families and taxpayers continue to wait for fulfillment of promises made almost ...[read more]
SPECIAL RELEASE:Expanding Educational Opportunity in Delaware: A Primer on Scholarship Tax Credits
The Caesar Rodney Institute is announcing the publication of a new white paper by Jim Hosley, Director of the Center for Education Excellence at the Caesar Rodney Institute, and Jason Bedrick, Policy Analyst at the Center for Education Freedom at the Cato Institute in Washington, DC.   ...[read more]
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