The Next Conservative Education Agenda
When it comes to education, conservatives have been far better at explaining what they are against than what they are for — at least beyond school choice in K-12 and freedom of speech on campus. But conservatives are actually well positioned to lead much more effectively on education, because the left's entanglements with unions, public bureaucracies, and the academy constrain the options available to progressives. It isn't hard to see why the right has tended to play defense on education, but it's time to do much more than that. An agenda that could appeal to the public and dramatically improve education in America is within reach.