Chris Cargill

Bringing transparency to the cost of college with a Career Transparency Act

Policymakers may not be able to control all college costs, but they can help inform better career and financial decisions by students considering higher ed.

Those opposing education reform are on the wrong side of history

Education opportunity is one of the greatest civil rights issues of our time.

There are 187 studies on impact of education choice – and the results are overwhelming

If you had these odds, you’d buy a lottery ticket. This is the week each year that we celebrate education choice. Those across the political spectrum have recognized the need to provide kids with more options, whether they be public, private, religious, charter or magnet. Education choice means all the above. It does not mean…

Public School Transparency Act is a tool citizens, lawmakers need

This MSPC idea would require all public school districts, both on the first page of their budget and also on the front page of the district’s main website, to clearly report six simple things.

Most education choice options are NOT vouchers, despite claims

Hopefully, lawmakers can come up with a plan that uniquely fits Idaho and helps more students succeed.

Power to the people, via the legislative branch

If you can’t convince your fellow lawmakers, you have the authority to vote those lawmakers out of office.

New research proves public charter schools improve student outcomes

Because the CREDO research has been consistently reviewing the performance of charter schools for more than 15 years, it can be labeled one of the most credible of major charter school students.

Examining Idaho spending on higher ed & student population trends

“Student support”- which is defined as tuition and fees – “has grown four times the rate of inflation from 1992 through 2021” according to the state JFAC.

Idaho needs a major reset on education choice conversation

While states including Florida, Iowa, Arkansas, Utah and Arizona have expanded choice to improve outcomes, Idaho seems to be stuck in neutral.

Proposal for advisory vote on ‘private schools’ won’t provide good data

Idaho lawmakers voted to advance a bill that would place an advisory measure on the Idaho ballot in 2024 asking voters “should the state of Idaho direct or appropriate public tax dollars to private schools?”