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January 26, 2016

School choice programs can help alleviate inefficiency in education

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 ...

January 29, 2013

School Choice Week 2013: School choice on trial in Texas

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 funded in ...

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