Research Fellow Vicki Alger, author of Failuretalks about the importance of parental choice in education. Home schooling, Education Savings Accounts, charter schools and school competition are just a few of the ideas in her book that help parents overcome the problems associated with a one-sided approach to education. The federal government has no place in education, says Alger. Parents, not bureaucrats should decide what is best for their communities and their schools.
This event was held at Santa Clara University, on June 22, 2016.
Robert P. Murphy is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute, Research Assistant Professor at the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University, President of Consulting by RPM, Senior Economist at the Institute for Energy Research, and Associated Scholar with the Ludwig von Mises Institute.
Research Fellow Vicki Alger, author of Failure: The Federal Misedukation of Americas Children appears on The Joe Pags radio show in San Antonio, TX and discusses the themes of her new book. The US Department of Education has failed students and parents since it was created in 1979. After spending billions of dollars on bureaucratic red tape, test scores for students have remained relatively flat. Instead of federal bureaucrats making decisions that effect students, Alger says local teachers, parents and administrators are much better suited for making individual schools work better for their communities.
Research Fellow Vicki Alger, author of Failure: The Federal Misedukation of Americas Children appears on the WFTL radio and talks about the state of education in America. Alger advocates for eliminating the US Department of Education and localizing school management by allowing parents to have a choice of schoolsand having schools compete for students. Public schools should not be laboratories for federal bureaucrats, says Alger. She talks about returning to teaching core subjects, not Common Core federal mandates.
On the day before Great Britain votes whether or not to exit the European Union, Sr. Fellow Benjamin Powell appears on the Fox Business Network to talk about the regulations that face businesses in Great Britain and the European Union. Powell discusses the ramifications of the so-called "Brexit."
Research Fellow Vicki Alger, author of Failure: The Federal Misedukation of Americas Children was a guest on the nationally syndicated Bill Martinez Live radio program to talk about the ideas in her new book. The federal government should not determine how millions of children across the country are educated, says Alger. Private parental choice scholarship programs are getting better results at a fraction of the cost of the US Department of Education's budget. Voucher scholarships and Educational Savings Accounts let parents choose alternatives to their failing public schools.
Research Fellow Robert P. Murphy, author of Choice: Cooperation, Enterprise, and Human Action was a guest on the Marc Cox radio to talk about the effects of the "Brexit" vote in Great Britain, on the day after voters elected to leave the European Union. Separating politics from the economy, Murphy says businesses in Great Britain are still able to conduct business on the European continent, but they don't have to share the same socialist political beliefs of the EU leadership.