Category: School Choice

What would teachers do if they ran our schools?

Surveys suggest teachers are the most trusted voices in public education and thanks to an excellent new survey from Educators for Excellence, we have some ideas of what teachers would do if they ran our schools. They would pay teachers more money to work in challenging schools and teach challenging subjects instead of today’s system where teachers are largely paid the same…

DSST’s Decade of Achievement Could Culminate with $250,000 Broad Prize

For 10 straight years DSST Public Schools has celebrated having 100 percent of its graduates earn acceptance to college. This year, as a finalist for the 2018 Broad Prize for Public Charter schools, the network could have 250,000 more reasons to celebrate its positive impact on all of its students. For the second year in a row, DSST has been…

What will students learn from the landmark case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission?

“Let them eat cake,” just not a wedding cake by Masterpiece Cakeshop. Marie-Antoinette may have coined the phrase, but that’s essentially what the U.S. Supreme Court said last week to a Colorado couple who felt they were being discriminated against after a local bakery owner refused–due to his religious beliefs–to make them a cake for their same-sex wedding.. And while…