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August 15, 2017

Why Has Charter School Popularity Suddenly Dropped Off?

Pollsters hypothesize that the causes may include changing dynamics within the Democratic Party, as well as high-profile debates over charter school expansion.

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.

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.

April 05, 2017

Most States Are Pushing Private School Choice Bills, But Some Are Faltering

Bills to expand or create new public school choice options, including vouchers, have been introduced in 34 states, but some have failed despite the Trump administration's enthusiasm for expanding choice.

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.

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