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“Common Good Capitalism” Is No Substitute for Free Enterprise
Andy Smarick

From Foundation for Economic Education:

…through individuals and civic organizations. It’s a bit surprising that Sen. Rubio, while highlighting his faith in both his speech and writing, seems…

A New-Schools Strategy to Fix Higher Education
Andy Smarick

It would be easy to conclude, after a quick look at some topline findings about higher education in recent years, that a set of misguided practices and policies has distorted college enrollment,…

, The American Mind
Don’t Believe the State’s Higher Education Hype
Andy Smarick

The federal government is poorly positioned to solve our national problems.

The roiling controversy about the “value” of college has me thinking again about Nudge, the 2008 book by…

The Grand Canyon State Makes Grand Reforms Through Education Savings Accounts
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (Nov. 20, 2019) – Education and school choice have received considerable attention from the 2020 presidential candidates. Elizabeth Warren has campaigned on preventing funds from being…

Civil Society Series: Grand Reforms in the Grand Canyon State: Education Savings Accounts Bring Civil Society to Life in Arizona
Andy Smarick

Arizona’s ESA program has not only catalyzed a robust civil society response in the Grand Canyon State, it has ignited an entirely new method of designing education choice programs.
Press release:…

R Street Civil Society Series: Mentorship and Guidance for Youth in Ohio’s Education System
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (Nov. 5, 2019) – In the first of a series of reports from the R Street Institute’s Civil Society program, Amy Cummings, a Ph.D. student at Michigan State University, examines Ohio’s…

Civil Society Series: Ohio’s Community Connectors Program
Andy Smarick

“More than 97 percent of these students lived in poverty, 70 percent had reported family histories of alcohol abuse and 56 percent had reported family histories of drug abuse. According to a survey…

, The74million
Hands-on Philanthropists With a Proven Track Record, Ray and Barbara Dalio Announced in April They Wanted to Give $100M to Connecticut Schools. And Then Things Got Complicated
Andy Smarick

From the74million:

“I think philanthropies have been burned by this,” said Andy Smarick, director of civil society, education and work for R Street Institute, a conservative think tank….

Denver’s rapidly-shrinking school choice tent
Andy Smarick

From Thomas B. Fordham Institute:

It’s worth remembering Andy Smarick’s outstanding piece, “Can Bad Schools Be Good for Neighborhoods?” In it, Smarick observes:

It might be the case…

, Urbane Cowboys
Episode 67: All the things with Brooke Medina of Civitas Institute
Josiah Neeley

From Urbane Cowboys:

Brooke Medina of Civitas Institute joins us to talk about school choice, the North Carolina special election, dealing with the crisis of despair, and why young people…