It’s Time to Fund Students, Not Systems

Why the future of education is student-centered

With an increasing number of parents desperately seeking educational alternatives for the upcoming school year, teachers’ unions and school districts are doubling down on the status quo. Worse, in many places they are moving to take away options that had been available to parents for years. It has never been more clear that the time has come to move past old ways of thinking about education and put families in control. IJ senior attorney Tim Keller and a special guest, Corey DeAngelis of the Reason Foundation, discuss what a more decentralized, student-centered system would look like, as well as current barriers to change.

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