Vice President

Chris Braunlich is a former member of the Fairfax County School Board, and vice president of the Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy. The views expressed here are his own and do not necessary reflect the opinions of the Institute or its Board of Directors. He may be reached at

Written by Mr. Christian N. Braunlich

July 2010

Delivering Education Direct to Desktops!
Delivering Education Direct to Desktops! — By Chris Braunlich  Polls indicate that the vast majority of Virginians are unfamiliar with online learning. Yet, today more than 70 percent of school districts in the United States offer online courses to students.  Online eduation offers a variety of new opportunities to students and school systems.  Here are some of the ways it can, and does, deliver a better and more efficient education product in Virginia. (7/28/2010)  Read It Here!


June 2010

Three Steps Towards Effective Teaching
Three Steps Towards Effective Teaching — By Chris Braunlich  From President Obama to the conservative-leaning Thomas B. Fordham Institute, consensus is growing about the importance of quality teaching to student achievement.  Students with strong teachers will eventually excel, while those with weak teachers will find it difficult to recover.  The challenge, of course, is to identify, train and retain effective teachers.  Here's how Virginia is doing ...  (6/1/2010)  Read It Here!

March 2010

Can Race Be Removed From the Charter School Debate?
Can Race Be Removed From the Charter School Debate? — By Chris Braunlich The nation's first black president, first black governor and leading civil rights advocate all support quality charter schools. But Virginia's Legislative Black Caucus came out against them. Here's why ... Read It Here!

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