Lew Andrews

Proof That School Choice Could Save Taxpayers Billions

     A just-released school reform study in New York promises timely fiscal as well as educational benefits, and not just for the Empire State. Some quick background helps us appreciate the study’s important implications for the entire nation.      In 2011, Arizona became the first state to adopt what is called an education savings account, …

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Progressivism as Camouflage

It is hardly news that America’s political divide has widened considerably in recent years. Whereas past policy debates typically occurred between people with roughly similar views of history and social philosophy, many colleges, non-profits, and other institutions have adopted a so-called “progressive” viewpoint which holds that the U.S. is fundamentally racist, dominated by an intrinsically …

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Bidenstein

As little as a few weeks ago, the Democrat Party handlers who engineered the election of the 46th U.S. president were likely still celebrating their historic accomplishment. Having created a candidate who appeared to the outside world as a kindly and thoughtful moderate, all the while masking secret concessions to the likes of socialist Sen. Bernie …

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Hard Facts That Doom Woke Public Schooling

The growing numbers of American parents going up against woke educators and their school board allies are performing an important — indeed, historic — service to their country. Future generations will applaud their efforts to prevent color shaming, to promote academic achievement, and to preserve an accurate retelling of history. Ever since Horace Mann established …

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Red States Should Worry About Education Reform, Not Their New Neighbors from Blue States

If, like me, you enjoy scanning the comment section at the bottom of provocative political articles, you already know the sentiment you are most likely to encounter: “Just leave your politics behind!” It is always written, of course, by some red state resident trying to make blue state newcomers realize that the economic problems they …

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Solve the Public Pension Crisis with School Choice

It’s no secret that America’s 564 state and local public pension plans are in serious trouble. Joshua Rauh of Stanford’s Hoover Institution recently put the cumulative underfunding at $3.4 trillion. Less widely known is that the shape of a long-term cure for this deficit has already begun to emerge — along with the unexpected opportunity …

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Benjamin Franklin and America’s First “Woke” Curriculum

As American parents confront the leftist claim that their children’s beliefs about the world are so distorted by culture and family as to require a dramatic adjustment, it is worth remembering that this isn’t a new argument. Neither is it a new argument that students can be “woken” to a deeper and more “humane” vision …

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Fear of Robots Is the Price of Secularism

     We read these days that Americans are increasingly worried automation will soon make their labor obsolete. Although this supposed threat to the employability of millions involves the convergence of multiple technologies – including computer programming, chip design, voice recognition, artificial intelligence, and material science – it is most often identified with the word robot, …

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Woke Schooling Is Psychological Child Abuse

The anti-racism curricula increasingly adopted by America’s K-12 schools contain so much misinformation that the growing backlash against them has predictably focused on course content. Teaching children that the U.S. Constitution was designed by whites to enslave minorities, that modern scientific concepts are tainted by racism, that “right” math answers are a slight to people …

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