Students and parents in Washington State are not getting their money's worth, especially given how much the state spends per pupil. Stagnant test scores and embarrassing graduation rates are the results.
We analyze reform efforts and recommend solutions to bring Washington students a World Class education system to meet 21st Century needs.
November 29, 2011
Hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes and tuition flow to Washington state's institutions of higher learning. Then what happens? Do taxpayers get a good return for the investment? Do students and families? The Freedom Foundation believes in bringing accountability to public higher education in Washington state so that students, families, taxpayers, and policymakers can answer these questions.
January 27, 2011
The iLearn Project was created in 2010 when the Freedom Foundation recognized that online learning is changing the way the world does schoolfor the better.
January 27, 2011
Learn about the education crisis facing our nation. You will learn about the basic terms, philosophies, documents and resources that define education in our country. You will find the latest research and commentary addressing the many issues in education. You will hear from and read the stories of individuals who are succeeding where too many fail. And, hopefully, you will be equipped and inspired to get involved in meaningful change.
January 27, 2011
These weekly web shorts are a series of candid discussions on some controversial issues in education by a controversial player in that field. Dr. Ben Chavis is the founder of the American Indian Public Charter Schools in Oakland, CA. Dr. Bens unorthodox techniques and no-holds-barred attitude have helped under privileged students achieve some of the highest scores in California.
December 15, 2010
The internet is packed - not just stocked but packed - with student and teacher resources! Some are free and some charge a fee. Some offer learning games, some provide full courses.
June 01, 2010
Do your lawmakers represent your best interests?
Do you feel confident that you know how your legislators voted on key issues in the 2010 Legislative Session?
October 28, 2009
These weekly web shorts are a series of candid discussions on some controversial issues in education by a controversial player in that field. Dr. Ben Chavis is the founder of the American Indian Public Charter Schools in Oakland, CA. Dr. Ben’s unorthodox techniques and no-holds-barred attitude have helped under privileged students achieve some of the highest scores in California.
October 14, 2009
How do we begin to improve education outcomes for our kids, bring greater efficiency and value to our schools and involve more community members in the education mission? Opening our school districts books and check registers for all to see is a good place to start.
January 28, 2009
WASHINGTON, DCToday the United States Supreme Court announced it has overturned the Washington Supreme Courts ruling in Washington v. Washington Education Association and Davenport v. Washington Education Association (WEA). The cases are the culmination of a decades worth of work by concerned teachers and the Evergreen Freedom Foundation (EFF), a Washington state think tank. The Court's ruling could potentially affect millions of union-represented workers na...Read more here