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Past articles by Neal:

Report on Indian boarding schools: A sad and important reminder

[This article has been published in Restoring America to highlight how the government can abuse the powerful tool of education]. → Read More

Football coach prayer case captures public schooling’s basic equality problem

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court heard the case of a high school football coach whose prayers at the end of games launched a years‐long legal battle over religion in public schools. It continues the battle between religion and public schooling we have seen since public schooling Day One, and illustrates the impossibility of truly neutral public schooling. → Read More

School Choice Is on The Move. Is It Too Late?

The key to the long‐​term health of private schools – and the health of a free, diverse society – is to give families control of education dollars, and let private schools live or die based on whether families choose them. → Read More

Evidence Suggests Private Schooling No More Likely Than Public to Fuel Right-Wing Militancy

Capitol rioters were not more likely to have attended private schools. → Read More

Happy New School Year? Cato’s Center for Educational Freedom Has You Covered

Cato’s Center for Educational Freedom has been closely analyzing the transition from surprise lockdowns last year, to the muddled, volatile start of the new school year. → Read More

By the Numbers: If Public Schools Shared, The Poor Could Pod

Were public schooling dollars to follow kids, it appears that pods would be within financial reach of almost everyone, often with funds left over. → Read More

COVID-19 Leaving Most Private Schools in Financial Despair

Private schools are in trouble, and we need to do what has always been right: let families decide how their children are educated. → Read More

Should Government Officials Drop in on Homeschooling Families?

The homeschooling debate is more complicated than simply concluding that parents should be able to do whatever they want with their children. → Read More

School Choice and Two Spheres of Liberty

Freedom from government control should be the norm in a country grounded in liberty. But instead of a system in which the default is education based in diverse communities and free family decisions, the default is uniform government provision. → Read More

In California v. the NCAA, Root--Grudgingly--for the NCAA

Legislation likely to be enacted in California, the Fair Pay to Play Act, is making big noise, threatening to pit our largest state against arguably the country’s biggest sports power: the National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA. → Read More

Will 2020 Yield A Real Conversation about Educational Freedom?

Featuring Neal McCluskey and Caleb O. Brown A Supreme Court challenge implicating state-level Blaine Amendments and Democrats’ revival of school busing as an issue could force a real conversation about educational freedom. Neal McCluskey comments. → Read More

Subsidies, Not Profits, Have Crumbled the Ivory Tower

A 2017 NBC News-Wall Street Journal Poll found that 47 percent of Americans think that a college degree is not worth the cost. Attacks on and cancellations of conservative speakers have made colleges seem intolerant of dissenting views. A bribery and cheating scandal that ensnared celebrities and other wealthy people has shone a light not just on illegal ways the rich seek special access to… → Read More

The Top 5 Problems with Warren's Higher Ed Proposal

It is a simplistic solution that ignores too much complicated reality. → Read More

On Trump’s Higher Ed Executive Order

President Trump’s executive order on free speech is not the worst thing we could have gotten, but there are ample causes for concern. → Read More

Battle brews over banned books and evolution

Educational choice is key to avoiding conflict, and more importantly, to equality under the law. → Read More

An Education Proposal to Chew on this 4th of July

If government is going to establish public schools, which must be secular, the U.S. Constitution requires that it also provide school choice for religious Americans. → Read More

Trump wants to merge the Education and Labor Departments — It's a small start

So the Trump administration wants to merge the Education and Labor Departments, which would, at least officially, end the U.S. Department of Education. Should we be celebrating and preparing for an all-out blitz to get this done? After all, isn’t it what Constitution- and local-control-loving… → Read More

The different responses to Parkland and Santa Fe show we need school choice

Intellectually, I have many objections to gun control – but even my instinctive reaction whenever there is a school shooting, or any mass shooting, is that the big problem is the guns, and something needs to be done about them. And if I, a libertarian strongly predisposed against gun control, have that as my first reaction, surely all people must feel the same way. Right? → Read More

Show Me the (Education) Money!

Many states have seen decreasing per-pupil expenditures for public schools since the Great Recession. But how deep varies from state to state, and it comes on the heels of nearly a century of almost unremitting spending growth. → Read More

Public colleges aren't treading water on funding

The latest numbers on funding for public colleges and universities directly from state and local governments, and through tuition, are in, and they show direct taxpayer funding rising, but revenue through tuition and fees increasing, too. If this sounds familiar, it’s because we’ve seen it before. → Read More