Uncorking New Strategy for Funding Schools

Public education is a public good. This can’t be said often enough or stressed strongly enough. Like law enforcement and fire protection, public  schools are offered free of charge on an even-handed basis. But it’s the one public good no one wants to pay for. Instead we come up with one silly scheme after another as the savior for cash-starved schools.… [Read more]

Gambling on Schools, Rolling Snake Eyes

Next week many voters will breathe a sigh of relief. The political ads that have saturated the airwaves, driving us all insane, will thankfully come to an end. Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, you have my sympathy. Maryland is solidly blue – far from a battleground state – but an epic battle is brewing over a question on the statewide ballot, sparking a $60 million ad war over casino gambling.… [Read more]

Getting Schooled Part V: Public Schools

This is the final post in a five part series on school choices.

Part I is an introduction with statistics.

Part II is about Private Schools.

Part III is on Charter Schools.

Part IV covers Homeschooling.

This final part will talk about public schools in the United States, and hopefully dispel some of the myths surrounding the drawbacks of sending your child(ren) there.… [Read more]