Florida voters on Nov. 6 will decide on "Amendment 8," a measure that some school organizations suspect will open the door to a major expansion of vouchers in the state.
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October 12, 2012
October 04, 2012
During the first 2012 presidential debate, Mitt Romney gave only a brief mention of his plan to allow parents to use federal special education and Title 1 dollars for private school vouchers, and President Obama doesn't talk about his opposition to it.
September 10, 2012
The recently released Democratic party platform is decidely anti-voucher, but some leading voices in the party supported the concept as recently as the 1960s and 1970s, a think tank reports.
August 31, 2012
Jeb Bush talks about Florida's experience with school choice at the GOP convention.
August 30, 2012
Condoleezza Rice, a high-profile speaker at this year's Republican National Convention, used that forum to tout school choice.
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."
August 28, 2012
Charter schools draw most of their students from traditional public schools, but they also pull substantial numbers from the private sector, especially in urban communities, a study finds.
August 16, 2012
Louisiana's Supreme Court refuses a request by teachers' unions and other school groups seeking to block the state's new private school voucher program from going forward.
August 13, 2012
Paul Ryan, who was recently named GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's running mate, supports increaing funding for the controverial private-school voucher program in the District of Columbia.
August 03, 2012
The academic performance of private schools taking part in Louisiana's new voucher program will be judged on an "Scholarship Cohort Index."