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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 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
 

January 2009

Time to Stop 'Dithering' on Educational Improvement
Time to Stop 'Dithering' on Educational Improvement — By Chris Braunlich Overall, Virginia ranks high in K-12 education. But in shouting huzzah, we are overlooking clear pockets of failure -- and its time to stop dithering about how to solve the challenge. (1/21/2009) View Commentary

November 2008

Is the GOP Re-fighting Battles After They've Won the War?
Is the GOP Re-fighting Battles After They've Won the War? — By Chris Braunlich With its third straight state-wide shellacking, Republicans are about to engage in their annual ritual of self-contemplation, and everyone will pine for the days when the Big Guy from California came riding out of the West and branded the initials "RR" on the federal government's hide. But is the real problem that Republicans won the war, and now they just keep re-fighting the same battles? View Commentary

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