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Most Millennials Favor School Choice, Survey Finds

Elizabeth BeShears, Most millennials view school choice programs favorably, a new study has found. The authors of the EdChoice “2016 Schooling in America” report included an expanded sampling of millennials, those born between 1981 and 1997, “in an effort to better understand where this generation of current and future school parents compares with others (and the

Social media helps U.S. millennial voters register, turnout worries linger

As the youngest members of the millennial generation became old enough to vote in this year’s U.S. presidential election, states and social media platforms poured efforts into online registration, hoping to attract these tech savvy voters who now rival Baby Boomers as the country’s largest demographic. With Election Day just two days away, political experts

The School Choice Generation Wants a Full Educational Menu

Robert Holland, Atlanta’s public school superintendent, Meria Carstarphen, recently made headlines when she quipped school choice is as American as McDonald’s Happy Meals. “People like choice,” she told reporters after delivering her October 7 state-of-the-school-district address. “They want to pick their president. They want to pick their Happy Meal.” Carstarphen was touting her plan for

Millennials: The Sucker Generation

Nita Ghei A version of this piece first appeared in the Washington Times. According to a study recently released by the Pew Research Center, a mere six percent of the so-called Millennial generation believe they will receive the same level of Social Security benefits as current retirees. It is hard to decide the appropriate reaction

Millennials Choose the Path of Least Resistance

Michael Barone,    When Alexis de Tocqueville visited America in 1830, he was struck by how many Americans were participating in voluntary associations. It was quite a contrast with his native France, where power was centralized in Paris and people did not trust each other enough to join in voluntary groups. Tocqueville might have a

Generation Screwed?

Change is tough in the best of times; worse still when the air is filled with invective and half-truths. Fabrications and distortions are predictable features of any election year; but the most pernicious lie is the invented future. Anything said about tomorrow is speculation. There’s no empirical evidence to prove or disprove that which has