Washington-based think tank the Brookings Institution released its annual report ranking 107 school districts based on how well school choice can thrive.
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December 11, 2012
Gov. Bobby Jindal, who has promoted vouchers in his state, described teacher unions as a major obstacle to the expansion of school choice. Unions have been sharply critical of the governor's agenda, saying it undermines public education.
September 20, 2012
Kentucky's Supreme Court says that school boards have broad powers to assign students to schools over the wishes of parents, who may want a spot for their children in the nearest one.
September 17, 2012
Great Hearts Academies, an Arizona charter school operator, says it will give up on its application to open a charter in Nashville after seeing the local school board reject its requests to do so.
August 29, 2012
The Republican platform argues in favor of vouchers, charters, and other versions of school choice, and against "centralizing forces seeking to remake America."
July 23, 2012
Efforts to promote school choice, while mostly limited thus far to disadvantaged communities, can thrive in the suburbs, argues Mike Petrilli, a Fordham Institute official and former education adviser in George W. Bush's administration.
May 24, 2012
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney navigates some tricky school choice issues in his blueprint for education.
May 23, 2012
GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney touts vouchers, charters, and open enrollment in a new education plan unveiled Wednesday.
May 09, 2012
A high-performing school system outside Baton Rouge says it will not accept students through the state's new, highly-publicized choice scholarship program.