Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy

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 c.Braunlich@att.net.

Written by Mr. Christian N. Braunlich

May 2013

Jefferson Journal:  To Grow Online Learning, Reform the Rules
Jefferson Journal: To Grow Online Learning, Reform the Rules —  By Chris Braunlich  Educational governance and funding was designed for a time when students learned in a bricks and mortar building closest to where they lived.  They did not anticipate a digital world in which students could live anywhere in the state and learn from anywhere in the state.  To encourage the growth of virtual education through digital learning, we'll need to reform the rules.  (5/28/2013)  Read It Here! 

February 2013

The Jefferson Journal:  This Year in Virginia, New Choices.
The Jefferson Journal: This Year in Virginia, New Choices. — Virginia this week joined the rest of the nation in celebrating "National School Choice Week" from a special position:  As one of states with an education choice program offering new options to students in need of them.  Read It Here!

November 2012

The Jefferson Journal:  The 'Catch-22' of Virginia Charter Schools
The Jefferson Journal: The 'Catch-22' of Virginia Charter Schools — Joseph Heller's novel had nothing on Virginia’s charter school law.  In the Catch-22 of Virginia charter schools, only schools that look like traditional public schools can be approved. In which case, they are not innovative and need not be approved.  Read It Here!

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