Alaska School Choice Resources
The ABC’s of School Choice
Published annually by the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, the ABCs of School Choice provides up-to-date and accurate information about the many school choice success stories taking place throughout the country.
In this June 2010 issue the Foundation for Educational Choice looks at efforts to raise the 14,000-student cap on Ohio’s EdChoice Scholarship program, Reverend Senator James T. Meeks’ school choice efforts in Illinois, and school choice legislation in Oklahoma that could soon be law.
In a country where 58% of African American 4th graders are functionally illiterate, The Lottery uncovers the failures of the traditional public school system and reveals that hundreds of thousands of parents attempt to flee the system every year. The Lottery follows four of these families from Harlem and the Bronx who have entered their children in a charter school lottery. Out of thousands of hopefuls, only a small minority will win the chance of a better future. (Available from Amazon.com)
Storming the School Barricades (Wall Street Journal)
In this article, Bari Weiss interviews Madeleine Sackler, the 27-year-old documentary filmmaker and director of The Lottery, a film about the system used in New York to decide which inner city kids will receive scholarships to attend one of the city’s best charter schools. (Read more…)
Erasing the Myths of School Choice
This publication by Greg Forster addresses common myths of school choice, such as:
•Vouchers hurt public schools and take the best and brightest.
•Private schools aren’t really better than public schools.
•Vouchers will lead to increased segregation.
•Vouchers are costly and drain money from public schools.
•Private schools exclude difficult students.
Call the Alaska Policy Forum office for a copy: 907.334.5853
Let Me Rise
Let Me Rise is a 30-minute film produced by The Heritage Foundation about the school choice debate in our nation’s capital and around the country. (Click here to view the film online)