Matthew Ladner

Op-ed: Teacher ‘reKruiting krisis’

(reimaginED) – In the classic Krisis at Kamp Krusty episode of “The Simpsons,” Bart discovers that the summer camp he and Lisa attend is a…

K-12 education is part of NYC’s overall decline from glory days

(reimaginED) – Geography lies at the heart of New York’s success almost as much as it does for the United States as a whole. With…

How biased is your state’s charter law against rural students?

Variety is the spice of life, and policymakers created charter schools to inject a bit of pluralism into the K-12 space. Sadly, a combination of…

Renewed commitment to freedom, responsibility paramount. It can start with education

Between 1941 and 1991, the United States crushed global fascism in World War II, created a system of free-trade that gave European empires a nudge into the dustbin of history and then won a tense global Cold War against the Soviet Union.

School choice gains in Arizona next logical step in education freedom; wrangling sure to follow

(reimaginED) – Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey wraps up his final legislative session with victories on multiple fronts, not the least of which is to reclaim…

Hawaii has much to teach the mainland on how to fund students

(reimaginED) – I recently published a white paper on K-12 funding equity in Arizona. The news was not great. Back in 1980, Arizona lawmakers were concerned…

School choice op-ed: Don’t “control your soul’s desire for chaos”

(reimaginED) – Videos have surfaced recently of starving residents of Shanghai screaming in the night a week into an incredibly misguided COVID-19 lockdown that has…

Suburban property values can surge along with student opportunity

(reimaginED) – I’ve heard that advocates of open enrollment reform are encountering opponents who claim that if you allow open enrollment, then suburban property values…