Thursday, November 22, 2012

'The case for educational pluralism'

"Educational pluralism effectively accomplishes the proper ends of public education without imposing the uniformity created by the present American system," Ashley Rogers Berner writes in First Things.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Oklahoma lawmaker says school choice 'saves the state money'

"What we're actually paying out is about $120,000 less than what we were spending on this group of kids," state Rep. Jason Nelson says of the Lindsey Nicole Henry scholarships. "So that money goes back into the school funding formula to benefit the rest of the kids in the state."

UPDATE: The state's largest newspaper has an excellent editorial here.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Global homeschooling leaders unveil historic declaration

"Leaders in the homeschooling movement from some two dozen countries signed a historic document dubbed the “Berlin Declaration” on November 3," Alex Newman reports.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Census data show Oklahoma enrollment

Good article by Curtis Killman and Kim Archer in the Tulsa World today ("Tulsa leads in private-school enrollment"). It's clear that Oklahomans continue to choose public schools:
During 2009-2011, 92.3 percent of students in grades K-12 were enrolled in public schools, making the state No. 8 nationwide. 

Then again, are they really choosing public schools?