Is America a ‘Public school country’? Will school choice save public education or destroy it?
Bruno Behrend, J.D., is the founder and a board member of American Transparency, a non-profit organization dedicated to putting all local, state, and federal spending in one database, ready for instant retrieval. He engaged in the same goal at For the Good of Illinois, an Illinois-based non-profit watchdog group that created the OpentheBooks.com on-line database and mobile app. Prior to his current position, Behrend was director of the Center for School Reform at The Heartland Institute, where he advocated for transforming America’s education systems. Specifically, states need to begin the process of dismantling the current bureaucracy-based system, and replace it with a system where money follows the child to a new, dynamic network of independent schools and alternative content providers.