Issue: Education

The Power of Independent Thinking

Issues » Education

Education is the means by which each generation passes on its experiences, ideas, and values. How best to transmit such knowledge and wisdom to young people is a topic that sparks numerous controversies. One reason is that partisanship and politicization are the norm whenever governments become involved in some realm.

For this reason and others, Independent Institute fellows have sought to depoliticize schooling and improve education through policies rooted in decentralization, accountability, market entrepreneurship, and choice.

In scores of books, research articles, opinion pieces, and media appearances, our fellows have offered numerous proposals for our educational system, touching on issues such as student debt, college affordability, Common Core, graduation rates, education savings accounts, speech codes, bias in the classroom, academic freedom, tenure, parental choice, public vs. private funding, teacher-owned schools, educational theory, the history of education, and other topics.

Independent Institute Books



  • Catalyst