Joe Enge

Recent Work

Lessons from Texas

We should recognize the benefits of end-of-course exams.

November 9, 2007

Recognition is beginning to grow across the country that end-of-course exams are a superior alternative to proficiency tests as a requirement for high school graduation.

Right then, and right now

Milton Friedman’s ideas continue to shape America and the world.

October 26, 2007

Next month will mark one year since the death of Nobel laureate and 20th Century intellectual giant Milton Friedman, who contributed so much to the cause of freedom and whose legacy is sure to grow even more with the passage of time.

Talking to the hand

School boards have turned the Open Meeting Law upside down.

October 5, 2007

Nevada’s Open Meeting Law was designed to generate public discourse and debate. Yet school boards have, ironically, used it instead as a means of avoiding frank discussion with the public — thus turning the law on its head.

Who works for whom?

Problems abound in the chancellor’s office.

September 21, 2007

Chancellor Jim Rogers’ response to a recent evaluation from Regent Ron Knecht suggests a continuing confusion over an important issue: whether the chancellor works for the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents, or whether it works for him.

United against choice

Opponents of school choice continue to march in lockstep.

September 7, 2007

While recognition is growing that greater school choice is badly needed in Nevada and across the country, the National Education Association, at its annual meeting in Philadelphia this summer, hardened its position against charter schools and school choice.