Tag Archives: K-12 Implosion

A Letter to @Instapundit on Higher Ed Lobbying and For Profit Colleges

This is a letter I sent in email recently to Instapundit about an article on Education lobbying and Higher Ed.

While the piece was mainly on Higher Ed/For-profit schools, the ramifications for K-12 can’t be denied. I felt it needed to be shared with a bigger audience, so I am publishing it here on my blog.


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Backpack Funding: Make the Money Follow The Student

The amount of money that has been thrown at education from various sources over the last 50 years is staggering. One thing has been learned from said money throwing is that it isn’t working.

If you haven’t read The K- 12 Implosion yet, you should.


I just finished looking at the 2014 grants for ‘College Ready’ on the Gates Foundation site. This lesson of money throwing at education is something Bill Gates apparently hasn’t learned. The 2014 ‘College Ready’ grants totaled over $92 million.

Over at Reason.com, I spotted this video on Backpack funding for education. This is a very different approach to funding for education.

KEEP READING… Continue reading

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