“Horace Mann Had It All Wrong” and School Choice: Conversation with Corey DeAngelis

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Introduction: I recently started following Corey DeAngelis on Twitter (@DeAngelisCorey) because of a battle of ideas he got into with some of the traditional education policy wonks that I also like to follow. I was impressed by Corey’s wit, his defense of not only school choice policies, and his knowledge of the research in regards to the effects of private … Read More

Did You Ever Wonder…

Tim Van SoelenCACE Studies4 Comments

Why students (and their parents) are so grade obsessed? In a previous post: What Happened to the E?, I noted my lack of surprise when students petition for an extra point or two on an assignment or request extra credit opportunities. Some readers responded with notes of similar experience and frustration. One reader asked the question “how do students become so … Read More

Taxes, Investments, and Re-enrollment

Tim Van SoelenCACE Studies2 Comments

It is that time of year again…it seems like this phrase is often used in the world of education. I am guessing that all professions have such cyclical periods where certain responsibilities and events happen on a regular basis. In the world of education, it is that time of year again for report cards, parent-teacher conferences, and re-enrollment. The other … Read More

Virtual Christian Education?

The Center for the Advancement of Christian EducationThe CACE Roundtable4 Comments

Higher education has used virtual schooling for years. And with so much of culture already customized, individualized and in the grips of isolating technology, it shouldn’t surprise us that K-12 education would discover and promote virtual schooling. Whether or not this is a good thing – particularly for those parents desiring a Christian education – remains to be seen. Perhaps … Read More

Who Is Ultimately Responsible for Learning?

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How long will we continue to limit the learning of our children by our need to be in control of it?  The new ELSE Education Act replacing NCLB, should have included an apology from the Congress for all of the mischief that the NCLB led to in spite of its good intentions. It was an inappropriate response to a misunderstood … Read More

Charter Schools: The False Choice (Part I)

Erik EllefsenThe CACE Roundtable1 Comment

“Charter schools are the devil,” I blurted out as I listened long enough to two friends talk about the new push for a Three Sector policy approach to educational change in the United States.  After they got over their astonishment at my statement realizing it was another one of my strong opinions, they asked for explanation.   At this point I … Read More

Why We Cover Silage Piles or The Case for Christian Education

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Why should the church work so hard to support uniquely Christian Education? When times are tough, and money is tight, why are we making sacrifices to send our children to Christian schools? Drawing from Colossians 1: 15-23, Pastor John Lee addresses the creational and covenantal roots that ground the case for Christian Education, and why the church continues to champion … Read More

Another Look at Why Parents Choose Christian Schools

Tim Van SoelenSchool Leaders2 Comments

Tony Kamphuis, Director of Niagara Association for Christian Education, sent CACE a link after reading More Than Scores – An Analysis of Why and How Parents Choose Private Schools, the Friedman Foundation’s paper documenting their findings on why parents choose private schools. A similar discovery  paper was funded by the Society for Quality Education and published by The Fraser Institute … Read More

Where Are They Now? A “First Look” at 2002 High School Graduates

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First Look is an intriguing longitudinal study that tracks the 2002 class of sophomore students through their next ten years of life. Not an easy undertaking, so I was excited to see what the Institute of Education Sciences uncovered through this study. This research was meant to paint a picture about the factors and circumstances related to the performance and … Read More