How to save our schools

Patrick Gibbons

Reason TV hits the road with Drew Carey to figure out what to do about Cleveland’s poor-quality schools. Reason recommends school decentralization – something we’ve called empowerment schools here in Nevada. Under this model, school funds are given to a school once a parent chooses that school, and principals have greater autonomy over how to use those funds while teachers have more control over the classroom. The result is less micromanagement from the central office, less waste, more efficiency, happier teachers and better schools.

NPRI made the same recommendations in our recent series on empowerment schools.