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Friday, August 22, 2014

Don’t Blame School Choice for Philly’s School Funding Fiasco

Education Next – Jason Bedrick

“Philadelphia’s government schools are in the midst of a financial crisis and anti-school choice activists think they found the perfect scapegoat.” (more)

Judge blocks North Carolina school voucher program

Reuters – Harriet McLeod

“A North Carolina judge on Thursday blocked the state’s new school voucher program, saying it unconstitutionally diverted money from public education to private schools, many of them religious.” (more)

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Louisiana Private School Vouchers Increase By 30%

Education News – Kristin Decarr

“A voucher program in Louisiana will give public money to more students to attend private schools in the 2014-2015 school year…The vouchers are available to low-to-moderate-income families with children enrolled in public schools with a low grade on the state’s accountability system (C, D, or F), as well as to those families with children entering kindergarten.” (more)

Sunday, June 29, 2014

System ‘holds a lot of families hostage,’ mom says

The Des Moines Register – Mary Stegmeir

“Des Moines families denied open enrollment say they understand the importance of diverse schools.” (more)

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Wilson, Nathan: In Praise of Strong Charter Schools

Education Next- Joe Nathan and Bill Wilson

“Our decades in public education — and for one of us, being the first African-American elected to the St. Paul City Council and serving as Minnesota’s human rights commissioner — lead us to praise either district or charter public schools that are serving students well.”(more)

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Lawmakers revive, then approve school voucher expansion

The Tampa Bay Times – Kathleen McGrory

“Both the House and Senate gave final approval to a bill that would expand the school voucher program and create new scholarships for special-needs children.”(more)

Friday, April 11, 2014

This Toxic Standards Fight Isn’t Helping Students

Education Week – Kevin P. Chavous

“Parents and children nationwide are in dire need of high-quality education opportunities…That’s why choice matters…Even as education reformers debate the debate, choice provides an immediate and positive solution. While the adults around the country continue to bicker about the standards, who’s looking out for the children teetering on the brink of dropping out of school?”(more)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Florida’s political parties clash over school vouchers

Bradenton Herald – KATHLEEN MCGRORY

“Democrats and Republicans clashed Wednesday over a proposal that would expand the state’s school voucher program and create another voucher-like program for children with special needs.”(more)

Sunday, April 6, 2014

U.S. education needs competition between schools

The News-Press – Cal Thomas

“Choice and competition work in business, politics and virtually every other area of life, but not in the monopolistic public education monstrosity where the lack of same limit educational achievement for many and often rob children of a brighter future.”(more)

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Opinion: Universal school choice is clearest pathway to restore nation to former greatness

NJ.com – Israel Teitelbaum

“The clearest pathway to restore our nation to its former greatness — with domestic tranquility, maximum liberty and minimal government intrusion into our personal lives — is to quickly implement universal school choice.”(more)