Archives: Jared Hughes / Articles

Archives: Jared Hughes / Articles

  • Massachusetts Plays the Lottery with Students’ Futures image

    Massachusetts Plays the Lottery with Students’ Futures

    Last Wednesday, the families of 366 Massachusetts students waited anxiously while their educational fates were decided by a lottery. The families were applying to the Holyoke Community Charter School, one of the best in Massachusetts, but because charter school enrollment is arbitrarily capped in the state, only 34 were chosen to enroll in the school. Unfortunately, scenes like the one at Holyoke are not uncommon in Massachusetts, where the law allows only a certain number of charter schools to operate.

  • National School Choice Week Sets Participation Record in 2016 image

    National School Choice Week Sets Participation Record in 2016

    This week, millions of teachers, students, parents and community leaders are coming together to promote and celebrate the merits of school choice.

  • Netflix Billionaire Hopes to Avoid Zuckerberg Donation Mess by Focusing on Charter Schools image

    Netflix Billionaire Hopes to Avoid Zuckerberg Donation Mess by Focusing on Charter Schools

    Earlier this month, Reed Hastings, CEO and founder of Netflix, announced he would donate $100 million dollars to set up a fund for educational initiatives, mainly the creation and maintenance …

  • How a University is Forcing Teachers to become Liberal Activists image

    How a University is Forcing Teachers to become Liberal Activists

    To pass, these future educators must act like liberal social activists. This blatant violation of freedom of conscience flies in the face of academic freedom. While it is entirely appropriate for teachers to educate students regarding social issues, it is inappropriate for teachers to use their classes to forcefully recruit students for progressive causes.