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"On the Way to School"
- Citizen's Guide to School Reform


Articles on the current state of education in America and the world.

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According to the author "the bad news about public schooling is familiar to people all over the world: from low academic achievement to sky-high spending, and a declining ability to meet the needs of families." He is Andrew J. Coulson and publishes this site with articles he has written about solving the problems. The author has been a contributing editorial board-member of the Education Policy Analysis Archives (EPAA), an education journal covering school reform issues and is currently writing "On the Way to School: History's Verdict on Markets Versus Monopolies in Education", hence the title of the website. The book is meant to "bring together public opinion on education with two and a half thousand years of historical evidence to find out how schools should be organized to best meet the needs of families around the world" with a focus on the relative effectiveness of public school systems versus markets of independent and competing schools". One article on the site "Markets Versus Monopolies in Education: The Historical Evidence" comes from research for the book. The author states he is"strongly committed to making schools serve families as effectively and efficiently as possible" and is putting a lot of work into that goal.