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Saturday, September 13, 2014

We don’t need state takeover of schools; we need greater school choice as in HOPE program

The Atlanta Journal Constitution – Maureen Downey

“Atlanta attorney Glenn Delk has 30 years of experience in education reform efforts, primarily in increasing options and choices for families and their children through charter schools, tuition tax-credit scholarships and other means.” (more)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

What Parents Think About Their Public Schools

Education Next – Paul E. Peterson

“If one judged public opinion by conventional public discourse, one would soon conclude that parents in the United States are neatly divided between devotees of district-operated schools and choiceniks determined to avoid them. But Americans are a good deal more practical than that.” (more)

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

School Choice Ruling in New Hampshire May Be Bellwether

Education News – Kristin DeCarr

“In a unanimous ruling out of New Hampshire Supreme Court, low-income students will be able to use tax credits to attend any school their parents choose.” (more)

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)