School choice programs can help alleviate inefficiency in education

January 26, 2016 | By CHRIS KIESER

Many of the largest school districts in the United States spend an exorbitant amount of money on education. Newark, New Jersey spends over $30,000 per student, while New York City and Washington, DC, spend over $25,000. And spending for education is always politically popular: witness the success of state lotteries, justified on the grounds that & ...


School Choice Week 2013 : School choice on trial in Texas

January 29, 2013 | By CHRISTINA MARTIN

School choice was on the witness stand in this case out of Texas that I blogged about last fall. A school choice group called TREE is asking the court to declare the Texas school system unconstitutionally “inefficient.” As part of that lawsuit, the Heartland Institute’s Joseph Bast testified that a private scholarship program fun ...