After reading this article on education policy, I decided to subscribe to American magazine. About 40% through the article, I thought I’d share it, but I didn’t love it. Once it challenged vouchers, I felt my viewpoints changing. My takeaway: minimizing risk by centralized control has the same costs in education that it does in other parts of society. I’ve liked their writing so much that I will make this offer: if you are a friend of mine and would appreciate a subscription, I will gladly pay for 8 months for you.