Tag Archive: Education

  • Education Report Card Suggests Private School Choice Laws Need Improvement

    | December 15, 2014 | Add a comment

    The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) recently released the 19th edition of its annual Report Card on American Education, where it ranks states’ education policy based on six areas: state academic standards, charter school laws, home-school regulations, private school choice programs, overall teacher quality and policies and digital learning opportunities. … »

  • ALEC Report Card Finds Which States Favor Homeschoolers

    | November 19, 2014 | Add a comment

    Last month, ALEC released its annual Report Card on American Education. The report ranks states’ education policy based on six areas, including state academic standards; charter school laws; private school choice programs; overall teacher quality; digital learning opportunities; and the regulatory burden placed on homeschool families. The study, which included … »

  • Texas Failing to Offer Private School Choice

    | November 17, 2014 | Add a comment

    The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has released the 19th edition of its annual Report Card on American Education, where it ranks states’ education policy based on six areas: state academic standards, charter school laws, home-school regulations, private school choice programs, overall teacher quality and policies, and digital learning opportunities. … »

  • Dr. Matthew Ladner Joins Freedom Daily to Talk about the Report Card on American Education

    | November 7, 2014 | Add a comment

    Dr. Matthew Ladner recently joined Jami Lund of the Washington Freedom Foundation’s “Freedom Daily” to talk about the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) annual Report Card on American Education. Dr. Ladner, who co-authored the report, was formerly the top policy advisor on education to Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Washington State … »

  • North Dakota Trails the Nation in Education Policy

    | November 6, 2014 | Add a comment

    The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) last week released the 19th edition of its annual Report Card on American Education, where it grades states’ education policy based on six areas: state academic standards, charter school laws, home-school regulations, private school choice programs, overall teacher quality and policies, and digital learning … »

  • Virginia’s School Choice Policies Contrast with District of Columbia

    | November 3, 2014 | Add a comment

    The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) last week released its annual Report Card on American Education, where it grades states’ education policy based on six areas: state academic standards, charter school laws, home-school regulations, private school choice programs, overall teacher quality and policies and digital learning opportunities. Interestingly, states sharing … »

  • VIDEO: Report Card on American Education Co-Author Discusses Report Findings with The Wall Street Journal

    | October 31, 2014 | Add a comment

    Foundation for Excellence in Education Senior Adviser Dr. Matthew Ladner joined the Wall Street Journal on Thursday to talk about the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) Report Card on American Education. Dr. Ladner is a co-author of the report. Wall Street Journal Editorial Board Member Mary Kissel made note of … »

  • New ALEC Report Card Highlights Misspending in K-12 Education

    | October 29, 2014 | Add a comment

    The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has released the 19th edition of its annual Report Card on American Education, where it ranks states’ education policy based on six areas: state academic standards, charter school laws, home-school regulations, private school choice programs, overall teacher quality and policies, and digital learning opportunities. … »

  • Increasing Education Spending Does Not Equal Higher Test Scores

    | March 24, 2014 | Add a comment

    Over the last four decades, education spending has steadily increased in the United States, yet schools are not delivering the return on investment students and families deserve. The total cost to educate a student from kindergarten through high school graduation has nearly tripled from $56,903 in 1972 to $164,426 in … »

  • Kansas Supreme Court Usurps Legislature’s Authority

    | March 21, 2014 | Add a comment

    In most states, elected officials, usually state legislators, are responsible for assessing what education funding in the state should be and will be. Recently, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled that in fact, the judicial branch has jurisdiction over this crucial area of the budget. Although the Court didn’t answer the … »