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Are charter schools public? Washington court says no

This month’s Washington Supreme Court ruling on charter schools should at the very least spark discussion of whether charter schools are public schools.

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Keith and Living in Cheney, Washington 1920 to 1925

Ronald brought the family to Cheney, Washington by 1919 or early 1920. The Normal School (Eastern Washington University) was there and it was a good place for the McDonald children to get further education. 587 more words

Washington State

A Little Bit of Country: Part II

North Salem History

The history of the Town of North Salem is very much entwined with the development of the District’s schools. North Salem was first settled by Europeans from the east. 886 more words


School Acts passed in February 1871

These acts were passed by the Central Authority in Toronto not long before Mr. Seath resigned from the Central School.

  1. All common schools in the province were to be free schools.
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Let's "Outsource" education...

Over 60% of the 2011 Indiana budget is going to whatever politicians and their lobbyists call “education.”  Over the past several decades, the percentage of those billions that gets to the classroom has dropped to less than 60%. 

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The Tax Contracts are Broken

I wrote a piece for the Winter Journal of the Indiana Policy Revew Foundation.  You may need to register (for free) in order to read it, but… 84 more words


Constitutions forbid!

The Indy Star printed this letter from me in the Sunday, Jan 20 “Voices” section:

Constitutions forbid

Article I, Section 22, of the Indiana Constitution forbids the seizure and sale of homes for payment of taxes. 230 more words