Mortimer Jordan High School principal Barbara Snider quoted in the North Jefferson News: “It certainly seems like it would be a boom to Alabama to have charter schools and the good things that come with them,” she said. Yes, a big boom indeed.
From the Gadsden Times: MONTGOMERY — A charter school bill that could help Alabama be more competitive in applying for federal education funds is being prepared for the 2010 legislative session that begins Jan. 12. For it: Birmingham News, The Alabama Policy Institute, Gov. Bob Riley, Alabama Possible, Caroline Novack of the A+ Partnership, Former … [Read more…]
Gosh, even the hardly Anarcho-capitalist Birmingham News editorial board favors allowing charter schools in Alabama. While I couldn’t agree less with their main reason – Alabama schools will be more likely to get more federal dollars for education with a charter school law – I’ve got to commend them on their conclusion: why punish students … [Read more…]
I wrote this a while ago but with the holidays and whatnot didn’t have time/inclination to post it. Learned today via al.com that my home state of Alabama might be getting herself some charter schools! Yeehaw! While charter schools are hardly the Anarcho-capitalist ideal, I believe they can constitute a step in the right direction. … [Read more…]
Not only are they notoriously gross-tasting and badly-prepared, lunches at public schools also contain more fecal matter and e.coli than the food at McDonald’s, according to USA Today. They’ve actually got a whole series on the issue. For a contrast, check out this post from the NYC Private Schools Blog. It’s a guest post written … [Read more…]
It sucks to have a crappy memory. I read someone somewhere criticizing someone who else called themselves an Anarcho-capitalist for supporting school choice. Well, crap. I freakin love school choice. I get that it’s a compromise. Obviously I want a totally private educational system. But how do you get from here to there? I think … [Read more…]