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

September 2009

Bringing Quality Schools to Virginia
Bringing Quality Schools to Virginia — By Chris Braunlich With 98 percent of public schools meeting SOL standards, there are large swaths of Virginia where students are academically quite successful. But there are significant pockets – both urban and rural – where the public school systems have for years failed the educationally at-risk students who attend them, and where parents would jump at the chance for a better alternative if only one were available. So why are the teachers union and school boards association blocking them? (9/15/2009) Read it Here!
 

June 2009

On Education, McDonnell and Duncan Stand Together
On Education, McDonnell and Duncan Stand Together — By Chris Braunlich When it comes to K-12 education, the Republican gubernatorial candidate and Barack Obama's Education Secretary stand together on some key issues. Here's how you know ... (6/17/2009) View Commentary
 

May 2009

Reforming the Dollars by Weighting the Funding
Reforming the Dollars by Weighting the Funding — By Chris Braunlich Federal stimulus funds may have provided many school divisions with a temporary repirieve, but those funds won't last forever. We need systemic reform in education funding, and here's one idea that has support from a full range of reformer -- from Bill Clinton's Chief of Staff to Ronald Reagan's Education Secretary. (5/13/2009) View Commentary
 

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