Education Options

Education Options

School…. enough to make the bravest parent take a deep breath. There’s just so much to consider! How is the quality of education? What does the curriculum look like? How big are class sizes? Should I homeschool? What resources would I have? How much is...
A (School) Choice Between Hope and Fear

A (School) Choice Between Hope and Fear

School choice will certainly create some wonderful outcomes for some people, so we should pursue it. Viewed this way, the debate over school choice is about whether we will choose to focus on fear or hope — that is, on what might go wrong, or on what will go right. It is about whether we will let fear compel us to cling to models of schooling from the 19th century, or whether hope will spur us to embrace the chance to let education move forward into the 21st century. Personally, I believe that John F. Kennedy was wise to counsel that ‘we should not let our fears hold us back from pursuing our hopes’.