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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Parents ask to intervene in voucher lawsuit

The Orlando Sentinel – Leslie Postal

“Parents using school vouchers to send their children to private school — including an Orlando mother of three — want to intervene in a lawsuit that challenges the constitutionality of the taxpayer-funded program.” (more)

Friday, September 26, 2014

Judge Tosses Out Florida Lawsuit on Private School Vouchers

Education News – Grace Smith

“A Florida judge has thrown out a lawsuit aimed at blocking the expansion of the state’s major private school voucher program…The judge did say that Tom Fasse, a Lee County social studies teacher, and the union could amend the suit…” (more)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Indiana Earns Top Marks in New School Voucher Ranking

Education Week – Arianna Prothero

“Looking at both the design and implementation of state school-choice systems, the Center for Education Reform analyzed over two dozen voucher programs across 14 states and the District of Columbia, giving each state a grade between A and D.” (more)

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Florida Teachers Union Files Lawsuit Over Controversial Voucher Bill

Sunshine State News – ALLISON NIELSEN

“Florida’s legislative session may be over for the year, but the controversy over a bill to expand the state’s voucher program is just heating up. On Wednesday, the largest teachers’ union in the state filed a lawsuit against the governor, members of the Cabinet and Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart over the recently-passed legislation, claiming its many added provisions make it unconstitutional.” (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)

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Americans Think Education Is on the ‘Wrong Track’—but Support for School Choice Is on the Rise

The Daily Signal – Brittany Corona

“Support for school choice is on the rise, but Americans hold a “dim view of the federal government’s performance in K-12 education,” found the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice in its newly released “2014 Schooling in America Survey.”” (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)

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)