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December 20, 2012

Tax-Credit Vouchers to Be Pushed by Texas Senate

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and Sen. Dan Patrick outlined an education reform plan that includes lifting caps on charters and starting tax-credit scholarships.

December 17, 2012

Voucher Program Still Alive in La. District Despite Desegregation Ruling

Louisiana's Tangipahoa Parish will be allowed to continue its voucher program temporarily despite a recent ruling that it violated desegregation provisions.

December 11, 2012

La. Gov. Jindal Frames School Choice as a Matter of Equality

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.

December 07, 2012

Sen. Marco Rubio Proposes Federal Tax Credit for Private School Costs

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, a Republican who could be a contender for the White House, proposes a federal tax credit to cover families' private school costs.

December 05, 2012

Louisiana Approves Course Providers, Despite Court Defeat on Vouchers

Louisiana's Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has approved 45 providers to offer classes in a "Course Choice" program, despite a court ruling that puts the system's funding in doubt.

December 01, 2012

Court Rejects Louisiana's Broad Voucher Program

A state court judge sides with critics of Louisiana's sweeping new voucher program, and rules that it violates the state's constitution.

November 30, 2012

Louisiana: Voucher Hub, Legal Battleground

Challenges to the state's sweeping new voucher program are playing out in state and federal courts.

November 21, 2012

Oklahoma Court Upholds Special-Needs Vouchers

Oklahoma's Supreme Court has turned away a legal challenge to a state voucher program for students with disabilities.

November 19, 2012

Voucher Model Taking Shape in Tennessee

A task force in Tennessee recommends that if the state creates a new voucher program, the eligibility be limited to students from poor families.

October 15, 2012

Taking a Break From the Blog....but Coming Back Soon

I'll be taking a month of leave, but the blog posts will keep coming on Charters & Choice.

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