In 2012, states approved broad policy changes to expand charters and private school vouchers, even as those school models came under criticism and scrutiny.
Recently in campaign 2012 Category
December 28, 2012
November 20, 2012
A Washington state ballot item that paves the way for charter schools drew support from traditionally conservative, rural parts of the state.
October 08, 2012
A Washington state ballot item does not contain a "parent-trigger" provision -- at least not in the way similar policies are worded in other states, a legislative analyst says.
October 04, 2012
During the first 2012 presidential debate, Mitt Romney gave only a brief mention of his plan to allow parents to use federal special education and Title 1 dollars for private school vouchers, and President Obama doesn't talk about his opposition to it.
October 02, 2012
Georgia's Department of Education places a banner on its website making it clear that the agency has no official position on a controversial charter schools referendum.
September 28, 2012
Georgia state schools superintendent John Barge agreed to remove a press statement voicing opposition to a charter schools referendum, after consulting with the state Attorney General's Office.
September 26, 2012
An Atlanta attorney says Georgia state schools superintendent John Barge has used his office inappropriately to lobby against a charter schools referendum.
September 19, 2012
The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, an advocacy group, has added former officials from the George W. Bush's and Barack Obama's administrations to its staff.
September 10, 2012
The recently released Democratic party platform is decidely anti-voucher, but some leading voices in the party supported the concept as recently as the 1960s and 1970s, a think tank reports.
August 31, 2012
Jeb Bush talks about Florida's experience with school choice at the GOP convention.