Education Activist Michelle Rhee is Courageous, but No “Radical”

March 6, 2013

Michelle Rhee—a former Baltimore teacher who gained national attention as Washington DC’s first public schools chancellor, and founder of StudentsFirst—has acquired a reputation as an aggressive education reformer unafraid to challenge entrenched ideas, including those of her own Democrat Party and its constituents. In describing “My Break With the Democrats,”. . . Continue »

Why Walker’s Victory Matters

June 6, 2012

Congratulations to Wisconsin governor Scott Walker for his victory in yesterday’s recall election. Walker deserves praise for bringing his state’s budget shortfalls under control by limiting compensation and “collective bargaining” power of “public” unions. Three aspects of Walker’s agenda merit special attention. First—horror of horrors—Walker and the legislature required government. . . Continue »