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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)

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Narrower special education voucher bill advances

Education Week – AP

“A narrowed version of a special education voucher bill for Mississippi students is moving ahead. The measure would give debit cards with more than $6,000 on them to parents who withdraw their special education students from public schools. The money could be spent on private school tuition or private tutoring services.”(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 26, 2014

Parents push for Miss. special education vouchers

Education Week – AP

“Parents who want Mississippi lawmakers to approve special education vouchers are adding their voices in support…The plan would give debit cards with more than $6,000 on them to parents who withdraw their special education students from public schools. The money could be spent on private school tuition or private tutoring services.”(more)

School Choice is the Only Choice for a Better Education

Townhall.com – Armstrong Williams

“America’s children are blessed with a variety of gifts and skills…School choice is a fair and simple way to begin allowing the parent to make the decision of how best to educate their child.”(more)

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Bills would expand program for private schools

Education Week – Staff Writer

“A House committee on Monday approved one of two small expansions of a voucher-like program that allows students to use public funds for a private education.”(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)

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Vouchers Get Fresh Attention From State Policymakers

Education Week – Katie Ash

“Policymakers around the country are embroiled in debates over private school vouchers, with school choice-related legislation bidding for attention in multiple statehouses, as well as in the U.S. Senate.”(more)

Friday, December 6, 2013

Pence seeks pre-K vouchers, road money in 2nd year

Courier-Journal – Tom LoBianco

“Indiana’s school voucher program, already the broadest in the nation, would be expanded to preschool-aged children under a plan Gov. Mike Pence announced Thursday as part of his 2014 agenda.”(more)