“BCSI [Barney Charter School Initiative] offers something unique in the world of K-12 education: We provide curriculum, training and consulting to our affiliated charter schools, and we do it free of charge to schools and taxpayers. We engage in this work because we — and those who charitably support our work — believe in the merits of classical education and the importance of local control. Our model combines the experience of the College and of 20 BCSI schools in nine states with local administration and governance.”

Larry P. Arnn: Ascent offers excellence with local control