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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)

Monday, March 17, 2014

School choice bills spark much debate, plenty of controversy

The Miami Herald – Kathleen McGrory

“Republican lawmakers in the House and Senate have ambitious plans to provide the state’s 2.7 million schoolchildren with more choices in education.”(more)

Friday, March 7, 2014

Florida May Allow Expansion Of Private School Vouchers

CBS Miami – Staff Writer

If an expansion of a Florida program that helps low-income children attend private schools, many of them religious, gets a thumbs up, it could mean some restrictions on eligibility could be removed.”(more)

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Louisiana, DoJ Near Agreement On School Vouchers

Education News – Misty Bailey

“According to court documents, an agreement between Louisiana and the U.S. Justice Department over monitoring school voucher assignments is close to being forged.”(more)

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

How Private Schools Adapt to Vouchers: Immaculate Conception School

Education Next – Ellen Belcher

“The decision to accept voucher students was driven mainly by the close-knit parish’s determination not to let its school, which mostly serves low-income children, go under.”(more)

Monday, February 3, 2014

Charter Lessons for School Choice, Including Accountability via Authorizers

Education Next – Andy Smarick

“Last week, at AEI’s terrific conference on “encouraging new and better schools” via school-choice programs, I presented a paper on what the recently resurgent private-school-choice movement can learn from the 20 years of successes and struggles of charter schooling.”(more)

How Private Schools Adapt to Vouchers: Five Case Studies from Ohio

Education Next – Aaron Churchill

“State-funded voucher programs have stoked political controversy, culture clashes, and pitched court battles. As voucher programs have grown, much attention has been paid to the students, their performance, and the impact of private-school competition on the public schools they fled.”(more)