Commentary: Public School Administrators Gaming the System

The Independent Weekly of Lafayette, LA produced an intriguing expose about one of the less scrupulous practices plaguing the public education sector. Entitled “The Revolving Door,” the article exposes how public school administrators, mainly in the Lafayette area, are exploiting retirement benefits intended for teachers. These retirement benefits are designed to be a financial incentive…

Incorporating Market Forces Into Higher Education

Gov. Bobby Jindal is expected to unveil the Louisiana GRAD Act, a proposal that will allow public universities and colleges to increase tuition without legislative interference. In turn, institutions will have to meet defined performance goals and improve their graduation rates. Currently Louisiana’s institutions cannot raise tuition without a two-thirds approval by the Legislature. This…

Good News on Vouchers

Jay Greene explains why voucher proponents should not throw in the towel. The studies cited in the article will be useful when the inevitable attempt to kill the New Orleans voucher (whoops, scholarship) program takes place. Jay, by the way, maintains a blog that is required reading for anyone with an interest in education reform.