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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Wisconsin voucher programs march toward 30,000 student threshold

The Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel – Erin Richards

“The total number of students receiving private-school tuition vouchers in Wisconsin is about to cross the 30,000 threshold. The three voucher programs in Milwaukee, Racine and statewide enroll 29,683 students, according to results of the official state headcount in September.”(more)

Thursday, November 6, 2014

School Choice a Top Priority for Republican Leaders in House, Senate

Education Week – Lauren Camera

“Be on the lookout for charter school or school voucher proposals to pop up early during the 114th Congress, as school choice legislation was named a top priority by the assumed Republican leaders in the House and in the Senate, which will flip to GOP control in January.” (more)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

North Carolina’s New Voucher Program Already Improving Lives of Students

Education News – Robert Enlow

“That all changed when the North Carolina Legislature adopted the Opportunity Scholarship Program in 2013. After the program was delayed several times, Ms. Hare’s dream finally came true. She obtained a scholarship for Christian to attend a private school this year.” (more)

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)