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Are Delaware's Public Schools Really Underfunded?
The state of Delaware, especially the Department of Education, does a terrific job making data on Delaware public education readily available. What are some of the highlights of that data?   Let's start with the most recent data on spending. Currently Delaware public education spe...[read more]
Education alternatives put power in parents' hands
Recently there have been an increasing number of education alternatives proposed to the existing traditional system of Delaware’s public schools. The nonpublic schools are an option that has been around for a long time. One of them actually predates the founding of our country. Two other alt...[read more]
One Size Does Not Fit All
This article was originally printed in the April 2015 edition of Delaware Today and at delawaretoday.com. Article reposted with permission.   I attended UD’s annual Louis L. Redding Lecture on Civil Rights and Social Justice last month, interested to hear educator Geoffrey Canada. The ...[read more]
The Public Must Be Informed to Be Involved
This is the fourth and final part of the "Fed up With Government-Run Education" series.   Are your children comfortably inside an educational environment which inspires them to achieve great things? Are they developing the skills and values required for a successful career?   ...[read more]
Does the Government Know Best?
this is the third part of a four-part series called "Fed Up With Government-Run Education".     When Delaware first got involved in the business of providing public education for children there was a clear understanding, set forth in the Article X of the state constitution tha...[read more]
How well is Delaware Spending Education Dollars?
this is the second part of a four-part series called "Fed Up With Government-Run Education".   Government-run education relies on spending your tax dollars without your input on decisions that affect the classroom. A majority of the public depends on government to provide quali...[read more]
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The Casualties of Poor Education Policy
this is the first part of a four-part series called "Fed Up With Government-Run Education".   This past October Governor Markell, while promoting his "Priority Schools" plan, was quoted by The News Journal as saying, "At some point... I'm not going to, on beh...[read more]
Government Run Education is Hazardous to Your Child
It's interesting how disease occupies the media. Take the recent Ebola outbreak for example. like any potential epidemic it must be taken seriously; however the amount of time given the current outbreak makes one wonder why so little attention is given to the failure of the education system that has...[read more]
Just changing the system can improve performance
This article first appeared in The News Journal on November 15, 2014. The article can be viewed here: http://delonline.us/11cpWNg   The obstacles to a good Delaware public school education have been many, varied and usually school specific but not so with the attempted solutions. The o...[read more]
Please support Education Savings Accounts!
Help us bring Education Savings Accounts to Delaware! These accounts allow parents to receive government-regulated savings accounts where 90% of money which traditionally just goes to the public school district the child lives in goes insteead into an account where parents can withdraw money, under ...[read more]
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Why we should care about "Priority Schools"
*Editor's note: This is Ron Russo's debut article as the Senior Fellow of the Center for Education Excellence.   The establishment of six priority schools to turn around Delaware’s lowest performing schools has provided the education bureaucracy with an opportunity to implement a...[read more]
Dr. Bart Danielsen presentation Part 1
Attached is the first half of Dr. Danielsen's presentation made at CRI's Sixth Annual Dinner on May 22, 2014 in Wilmington, DE. The theme is on the correlation between good schools in urban areas and environmental benefits when there are good schools in inner-city areas.   Please watch...[read more]
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Dr. Bart Danielsen presentation Part 2
Attached is the second half of Dr. Danielsen's presentation made at CRI's Sixth Annual Dinner on May 22, 2014 in Wilmington, DE. The theme is on the correlation between good schools in urban areas and environmental benefits when there are good schools in inner-city areas.   Watch the conclu...[read more]
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Jim Hosley on Choice Media TV
Watch the video on "Choice Media Reform School" episode from June 9 2014 featurng Jim Hosley. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlurEmMpxhw
House Bill to Offer Parents Educational Choice for Their Children Introduced
Dover, DE – A bill to offer parents an opportunity to provide a quality education for their children, regardless of the parent's income status, has been introduced and assigned to the House Education Committee. The bill, known as HB 353, The Parent Empowerment Education Savings Account Act...[read more]
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