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March 16, 2017

School Choice a Big Winner in President Trump's Budget

President Donald Trump's proposed federal budget would carve more than $13 billion from federal education spending, but would boost investments on school choice initiatives like vouchers and charter school grants.

March 02, 2017

How Might Trump Create a Federal Tax-Credit Scholarship Program?

As the Trump administration decides how to pursue a federal school choice agenda, one option it is considering is turning to Congress to create tax-credit scholarships, akin to programs that exist already in 17 states.

February 28, 2017

Trump Calls for Congress to Fund School Choice for Disadvantaged Students

Without any specifics, President Trump urged federal lawmakers to enact school choice legislation that would benefit "disadvantaged youth, including millions of African-American and Latino children."

February 15, 2017

From Charter Schools to Vouchers: School Choice Bills to Watch This Year

Although Betsy DeVos' confirmation as education secretary highlighted the debates over school vouchers and charter schools, it's in statehouses where most school choice education policy is made.

January 25, 2017

School Choice Week Offers Republicans Chance to Rally Support for DeVos

Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., and other GOP lawmakers said they're confident the nominee for education secretary will be confirmed despite opposition from Democrats and others.

January 18, 2017

Florida Supreme Court Rejects Lawsuit Challenging Private School Choice

The Florida Tax Credit Scholarship program is a voucher-like program that helps nearly 98,000 low-income students in Florida pay for tuition at private schools.

January 04, 2017

Why Michigan Doesn't Have School Vouchers and Probably Never Will

Betsy DeVos has been influential in shaping school choice policy in Michigan, but has not succeeded in bringing a school voucher program to her home state.

November 28, 2016

Why Trump's Plan for a Massive School Voucher Program Might Not Work

Will billionaire Betsy DeVos' nomination as Education Secretary be a boon for school choice at the expense of traditional public schools? Here's what we know.

September 13, 2016

Private School Choice Programs Muddle Delivery of Federal Services, Says GAO

The Government Accountability Office also says the Education Department should give states and districts guidance on this issue.

September 08, 2016

Trump Says He'll Be 'Nation's Biggest Cheerleader for School Choice'

During a visit to an Ohio charter school, the GOP presidential nominee pitched a plan to offer states the chance to use $20 billion in federal money to create school vouchers.

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