Academic Achievement

Recent Issues

Open Floodgates of School Choice in Philadelphia

How can we expect any single school - public, private, or home school—to adequately serve the unique needs of every student who passes through its doors? We can't—and we don't have to—provided we open the floodgates of choice for Philadelphia's schoolchildren.

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For Latinos, Education is Key to Success

For the Hispanic community, education is the key to making the American Dream a reality. Yet far too many Latinos remain victims of their ZIP code and socio-economic status when it comes to quality schooling.

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Education Spending & Academic Achievement

Increased education spending has not led to improved academic performance. This is reflected in SAT scores and NAEP results, as well numerous studies at the state, national, and international level. To improve academic performance, policymakers should pursue a student-based funding formula, mandate relief, and expanded school choice.

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Recent Blog Posts

Tuition Scholarships for Harrisburg

With HB 1800, Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) wants to give parents the ability to escape Harrisburg schools without a permission slip from local officials.

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Betsy DeVos Touts Education Freedom Scholarships During Harrisburg Visit

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos discussed the Trump administration's proposed Education Freedom Scholarships during her visit to a Harrisburg Catholic School in September. 

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A Fair, Accountable, and Transparent Education

What are the facts on fairness, accountability, and transparency in the Commonwealth’s education system?

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