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  • Changing minds one interview at a time

    Posted by Bruno Behrend on 11th April 2011 (All posts by )

    Check out my recent appearance on WPWR’s (Channel 50) “Perspective” program yesterday (Sunday). The discussion was around a voucher bill, along with other issues confronting education.

    The Latest News On School Reform and School Vouchers: My50CHICAGO.com

    Of course, with three people defending the existing system, and only one person (me) describing it accurately as failing, it’s not like we don’t have our work cut out for us. You may be interested in the other guests, as they make their conventional case for dumping more money into a failed system. If not, my stint starts at the 11:22 mark.

    As always, constructive critiques are welcome. Being more used to radio, I have to work on my TV persona. Any advice on how to quickly make friends with the first camera shot would be greatly appreciated.

    Posted in Academia, Chicagoania, Education | 3 Comments »

    First School Pulls the Trigger

    Posted by Bruno Behrend on 7th December 2010 (All posts by )

    The Heartland Institute is “trigger happy” today.  They’ve been one of the few free-market think tanks really promoting the concept of parent empowerment.  That’s why today’s news is so promising.

    The first school has pulled the trigger, and is working to convert “government/education complex” infrastructure over to independent infrastructure.  This is a good thing.

    For more information on how the Parent Trigger changes the dynamic on education reform, check out these links.

    Heartland’s Parent Trigger page.

    Wall Street Journal op-ed.

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    For purposes of full disclosure, yes, I am the director of the Center for School reform at The Heartland Institute.

    Posted in Education | Comments Off on First School Pulls the Trigger