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August 25, 2016

It's Back to School Choice Week on Courting Liberty

PLF’s Director of Communications Harold Johnson is joined by PLF Principal Attorney Joshua Thompson to discuss Pacific Legal Foundation’s Back To School Choice Week. The conversation also highlights many of the ongoing cases in courts across the United States where PLF is working in the name of school choice. The week is designed to bri ...

May 31, 2015

Racial harmony in the third grade

A story in the New York Post reports that a $43,000 per year school in Riverdale, New York, requires third graders to identify their race on a questionnaire and attend weekly sessions with people of their own race.  Why?  Because the school uncovered “miscroagressions” like these:  “A girl puts her hands in another girl̵ ...

May 14, 2010

Update on Ann Arbor's separate and unequal field trips

Author: Joshua Thompson Late last week, I mentioned the outrageous story of Dicken Elementary School in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  As you recall, that school decided to send a group of African-American students on a field trip to see a renowned rocket scientist.  All other students, white and minority alike, were prohibited from going on the ...

February 23, 2010

Defending School Choice

Author: Joshua Thompson Over at, Senator Bob Huff has a great defense of the District of Choice program.  He writes: "The District of Choice program infuses free market principles into this system and breaks down the arbitrary school district boundaries by allowing kids to transfer to other schools. The very possibility of ...