Entries by Jason Bedrick

Rising Trend of Classical Education Offers Hope for Civic Renewal

Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes

“Let reverence for the laws … be taught in schools, in seminaries, and in colleges,” Abraham Lincoln
As we celebrate[d] our independence on the Fourth of July, Americans would do well to reflect upon what’s necessary for a nation conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal, to long endure. A free people requires an education in the civic knowledge and virtues necessary to preserve liberty.

School Choice Saves Arizona Money

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes

Democrats claim a new program will bankrupt the state. The opposite is true.   Is school choice bankrupting Arizona? That’s what Gov. Katie Hobbs and Democratic legislative leaders would have you believe, but simple math says otherwise. Arizona’s choice program, Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (ESAs), “in its current form is not sustainable,” Ms. Hobbs tweeted last week. “We need to […]

Apparent Victory Rings Hollow for Group Opposing School Choice

Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes

Editors’ Note: It is pretty clear that much of our society’s ills stem from our educational system. The rot started in the universities and has now penetrated down into K-12. With school lockdowns during Covid, many parents finally got to see, with their own eyes, the poor quality and ideologically based and indoctrinating education their children […]

Arizona Holds The School Choice Crown, But Can It Keep It?

Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes

If school choice opponents refer Arizona’s education savings accounts expansion to the ballot, they will find voter sentiment has shifted.   Supporters of education freedom and choice have rightly praised the Arizona state legislature and Gov. Doug Ducey for expanding eligibility for the state’s K-12 education savings accounts (ESAs) to all students. Now, all Arizona families will be […]

Arizona Extends School Choice to All K-12 Students

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“This session, let’s expand school choice any way we can,” declared Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey in his State of the State address on Jan. 10, “Let’s think big and find more ways to get kids into the school of their parent’s choice. Send me the bills, and I’ll sign them.” The Arizona Legislature on Friday night […]