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July 19, 2017

3 Things to Watch for in DeVos' Speech to ALEC

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is scheduled to speak to state lawmakers and industry leaders at the American Legislative Exchange Council's annual meeting on Thursday. What will be her central message?

July 14, 2017

School Vouchers Don't Exist in Texas. Republican Opposition Is the Reason.

Private school choice supporters continue to hit a wall of opposition made up by not only by Democrats, but also members of their own party. In particular, Republicans from rural areas.

July 13, 2017

As Trump and DeVos Push for Private School Choice, Opponents Highlight Vouchers' Racist Past

School vouchers were used during the Jim Crow era to perpetuate segregation post Brown v. Board of Education, says a new report from the Center for American Progress.

June 26, 2017

Voucher Students Show Rough Transition in Louisiana, Indiana Private Schools

In results likely to add fuel to an already fiery debate over President Trump's planned expansion of private school vouchers, new evaluations show mixed results for voucher students in Indiana and Louisiana.

June 13, 2017

The Broader Philosophical Debate Behind DeVos' Warning to Charter Advocates

In Betsy DeVos' warning to charter school advocates that they risk becoming the education establishment that they rebelled against, a broader philosophical debate in the charter movement is revealed.

June 12, 2017

For-Profit Charter Schools Show Poor Academic Growth

Charter schools run by nonprofit groups outperform their for-profit counterparts, potentially adding fuel to a growing debate among advocates over the role of for-profits in the charter sector.

June 05, 2017

'Vouchers for All' Program Will Remain Unfunded in Nevada

State Democrats have successfully blocked a Republican-led effort to find a new funding source for the state's education savings account program, which would have offered all public school students in the state money for private school tuition.

June 02, 2017

Nevada's Once 'Unprecedented' School Choice Program Is on Thin Ice

The future of Nevada's education savings account program is caught up in a funding fight between Republicans and Democrats.

May 24, 2017

Los Angeles Offers Playbook for Charter School Expansion Efforts Nationally

In this Q&A, the head of the country's largest charter advocacy group discusses what the recent Los Angeles school board elections mean for charter schools locally and nationally.

May 24, 2017

Trump's Budget Disappoints Many School Choice Advocates Too

Although school choice was a clear winner in President Trump's proposed budget, many school choice advocates were hesitant in their support of the spending plan.

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